Patriots still have no interest in Andy

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Patriots still have no interest in Andy

Several veterans have in as the team's quarterback in the wake of monumental departure in free agency, and that's a good thing. Because all indications are that the 23-year-old signal-caller will, in fact, Tyrel Dodson Jersey be under center when the Pats open the 2020 season. , New England's "1A" plan for this offseason appeared to be re-signing Brady. That obviously did not happen, with No. 12 now teamed up with Bruce Arians and the , so "1B" is now in effect: Rolling with Boogie Basham Jersey Stidham. The Patriots understandably recognize that the second-year QB, a fourth-round draft pick out of Auburn, is an "unknown commodity" until he actually takes the field, but "barring unforeseen circumstances," Stidham has the "inside track" on Brady's old job.Anyone could've gue sed as much, even after the team's reunion with journeyman backup Brian Hoyer, a prospective training-camp placeholder in the starting job, per Howe. But what really stands out about Stidham's likely path to the Patriots A.J. Epenesa Jersey ' No. 1 QB spot is the team's evident disinterest in big-name alternatives. Both and have been linked to New England (Newton is already a free agent, while Dalton has long been on the trading block), but Howe reports the Pats "have expre sed no interest" in either, reiterating a about Dalton failing to register on the team's radar. One avenue, of course, that can't yet be ruled out for another QB Kaiir Elam Jersey po sibility is the 2020 NFL Draft, which will proceed as planned -- albeit virtually -- on April 23-25. The Patriots currently own the 23rd overall selection in the draft, meaning they'll likely mi s out on top prospects like Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa, Justin Herbert and Jordan Love, but that's Ike Boettger Jersey not to say they couldn't explore a trade up -- or a selection of another arm later in the weekend. Until then, according to Howe, it's likely to be Stidham and Hoyer opening the season in the first post-Brady Patriots season in two decades.

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