4 Patriots players who won't survive training camp

The tail end of the roster won't be too kind to these Patriots players
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Trace McSorley, QB

At the moment, Trace McSorley is slated to be the Patriots' third-string quarterback behind starter Mac Jones and backup Bailey Zappe. McSorley was signed this offseason after spending a year with the Arizona Cardinals, having to step in and even start a game last year. In his limited time with the Cardinals last season, McSorley threw five interceptions and failed to throw a touchdown.

The Patriots also brought in undrafted free agent quarterback Malik Cunningham out of Louisville. He very well could end up making the practice squad if the Patriots decided to keep three quarterbacks on the 53-man roster and liked McSorley better.

However, I don't think McSorley is cut out to be an NFL player at this stage. As a third stringer, too, the likelihood of him having to play is not high.

Cunningham, meanwhile, is a much more intriguing name. He was a top-10 dual-threat NCAA quarterback last year and provides some fun intangibles and skills to work with. Obviously, he'd be a great candidate to help the defense scout guys like Lamar Jackson, Justin Fields or other running quarterbacks.

But, Cunningham's potential is also higher than McSorley's at this stage of the veteran's career. I see McSorley getting cut, and Cunningham stepping in as the third string quarterback.