Ranking the potential QB options for the Patriots in 2023
By Jared Koch
Now maybe we’re getting a little ahead of ourselves, but this could be a fun option…and would definitely be a shake-up from the norm in Foxborough.
Maybe Robert Kraft think there’s better QBs on the market that would be attainable via trade. There’s already been a few rumblings about some signal callers on the move, and we’re not even past the Super Bowl!
Maybe it’s time to make a big splash and trade for someone like Aaron Rodgers? Maybe even a Lamar Jackson? Maybe even Derek Carr..? Theoretically, the Patriots would have some assets in order to make a trade for a star QB, so it isn’t technically out of the question.
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If we’re getting really crazy, here’s a fun trade package that could hypothetically have the Patriots acquire the 2021 & 2022 NFL MVP: Aaron Rodgers.
This package seems to align with the expected return the Packers would get for Rodgers. The Packers would be able to retool with new, young talent to surround new starter Jordan Love, while Aaron Rodgers gives the Patriots the best chance to compete since Tom Brady was in town.
While all of these options may sound entertaining; and maybe you would even consider them better quality players than Mac Jones. However, this may not be the right decision for the Patriots.
Obviously in any trade, you have to give up assets, but more importantly; you have to sacrifice cap space. While the Patriots have a decent amount of space headed into the offseason, (currently projected 4th-most in the league). The wise decision here would be to spend this money on other positions of need like pass-catchers or linebackers; not a veteran quarterback.
While the speculation would be fun to think about, let’s think harder about surrounding our current QB with more talent instead of spending that money on a new one.