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New England Patriots links 1/28/21 - More QBs added to the 2021 veteran QB carousel

Daily news and links for Thursday

NFL: New England Patriots at Houston Texans
Cam Newton and Deshaun Watson meet pre-game
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  • Patriots Mock Draft Tracker: Here’s who the ‘experts’ predict the Pats will pick in the first round.
  • Paul Perillo analyzes the current state of the NFL’s quarterback carousel that could have as many as 22 teams looking for change at that position.
  • Mike Dussault reports that with the Senior Bowl kicking off this week, the Patriots will once again will heavily scout the prospect showcase, looking for players who fit their mold.
  • Megan O’Brien tackles this week’s Patriots Unfiltered Q&A: Trade for a QB?, Young leaders stepping up, Draft talk.
  • Do Your Life: Brandon Copeland. (7.15 min. video) /Pretty interesting.



  • Eric Edholm (Yahoo! Sports) Senior Bowl by the numbers: Who is the tallest NFL draft prospect? Shortest? Biggest hands?
  • Albert Breer (SI) How—and why—the Senior Bowl is happening.
  • Luke Easterling (DraftWire) 2021 Senior Bowl: News, notes and highlights from Day 2.
  • Jordan Raanan (ESPN) Inside Super Bowl XXV: Whitney Houston’s anthem, Bill Belichick’s game plan and Scott Norwood’s miss.
  • Adam Teicher (ESPN) Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes could join select club of QBs to top Tom Brady in Super Bowl.
  • Gallery (ESPN) A story for every Super Bowl ring: Big and small, lost and found, each ring has a unique tale to tell.
  • Joel Corry (CBS Sports) Agent’s Take: 2020 contract awards, starring Tom Brady among NFL’s best and worst signings of the year: Here’s the good, the bad and the ugly.
  • Albert Breer (SI) Mailbag: Has Jared Goff already played his last game for the Rams? Plus Matthew Stafford, Carson Wentz, the wide receiver market, the salary cap and more.
  • Elizabeth Merrill (ESPN) Whatever happened to all those NFL players who opted out?
  • Steven Ruiz (ForTheWin) Tom Brady is winning without Bill Belichick, but that doesn’t mean he never needed him.
  • Frank Schwab (Yahoo! Sports) Which 7 QBs have beaten Tom Brady in playoffs? Let’s rank a weird list.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Tom Brady was prepared to wear No. 7 for the Buccaneers. “For one very simple reason: Brady is trying to win his seventh Super Bowl.”
  • Jenna Laine (ESPN) Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay timeline: Events that defined his first season with the Buccaneers.
  • Jeremy Reisman (PrideOfDetroit) Matthew Stafford trade primer: Most likely destinations, trade value, cap implications.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) The Lions don’t seem to be getting as much interest in Matthew Stafford as expected.
  • Cody Benjamin (CBS Sports) Deshaun Watson trade request: 13 most logical suitors for Texans superstar QB. Patriots No. 1
  • Sarah Bishop (ESPN) Deshaun Watson has asked Houston Texans to trade him, sources say.
  • Nick Selbe (SI) Report: Texans to hire David Culley as next head coach.


  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Seahawks cut Chad Wheeler after Wheeler was arrested on domestic violence and assault charges.
  • Shalise Manza Young (Yahoo! Sports) Seahawks and their spineless Chad Wheeler statement may be able to move on, but his alleged victim can’t.