The Patriots have been active. They have also yet to make progress on finding their next quarterback.
Bill Belichick and Co. have talked to every team that has a potential trade target, but those discussions haven’t gone anywhere, The Athletic reported.
After watching their former quarterback Tom Brady win a Super Bowl with the Buccaneers, and his replacement, Cam Newton, struggle, New England is in the market. But the price has been too high so far.
The Rams landed Matthew Stafford from the Lions for two first-round picks, a third-round choice and quarterback Jarett Goff. The Colts gave up a third-round pick and a conditional first-round selection to the Eagles for Carson Wentz.
There are still a number of options, such as Deshaun Watson of the Texans, Sam Darnold of the Jets and Jimmy Garoppolo of the 49ers. The Patriots could opt to bring back Newton, who would welcome such a move. On the “I Am Athlete” podcast, Newton was asked if he would like to return to the Patriots.
“Yes. Hell yes,” he said.
They could also look to trade up in the 2021 NFL Draft to land a top quarterback. They have the 15th overall pick, so they would need to move up significantly.
For now, though, they are waiting for the right opportunity to present itself.