BOSTON (CBSMiami) – If you’re looking for two of the top NFL Draft quarterback prospects Wednesday, look no further than the New England Patriots’ facility.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel will both visit the Patriots on Wednesday. The Patriots have also previously met with University of Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles.
The Patriots have no obvious need for a quarterback as Tom Brady is still playing at an All-Pro level at age 36 and is signed through the 2017 season. Brady’s backup, Ryan Mallett, is also signed through the current season.
New England owns the 30th pick in the draft and it’s not likely any of the trio of Bridgewater, Manziel, or Bortles is likely to be available when the Patriots go on the clock. However, if one of the quarterback starts to drop, the Patriots could have plenty of options open.
The Pats, who usually trade out of the first round, could do that again and acquire more picks or future picks. New England could also jump up and draft one of the quarterbacks that is dropping to acquire a quarterback of the future for when Brady finally retires if they aren’t sold on Mallett.
Whatever the real reason is, Patriots coach Bill Belichick once again has the football world guessing about what he is going to do.