10 quarterbacks who could be Patriots' starter in 2024

It is time for a change in New England.
New England Patriots, Bailey Zappe, Mac Jones
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7. Baker Mayfield

Baker Mayfield has gone from former no. 1 overall pick to just a guy, and he's done so in a hurry. Now, is Mayfield a bad quarterback? Not by any means. But, he's someone the Patriots might bring in if they needed a bridge for a first-round rookie.

Mayfield, if anything, is a baller. He's a gamer. He's competitive and plays with guts. He can sling it, and he will sling it. Is he an ideal option to start a full season? Maybe not, but he'd be a valuable asset for a rookie. In fact, the competition would be good for both Mayfield and his rookie teammate.

8. Joshua Dobbs

Who would have thought Joshua Dobbs could be playing his way into a future NFL contract almost like Geno Smith did last year? A free agent after this season, Dobbs has actually been impressive in 2023, with both the Arizona Cardinals and now the Minnesota Vikings. The journeyman quarterback has won both of his first two starts with the Vikings, immediately after being traded to Minnesota, too.

Dobbs is a sneaky, dual-threat quarterback who can use his legs well to pick up first downs and the occasional touchdown, too. He's a veteran that's been around for a few years now, but still could have plenty of time left in the league. Dobbs will be 29 in January.