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New England Patriots links 2/11/21 - Meet the new QB... same as the old QB?

Daily news and links for Thursday

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Jimmy Garoppolo and Cam Newton
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  • Andrew Doherty (PatsBuzz) State of the Patriots: Assessing offensive needs and how to fill them.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Ranking the Patriots’ free agents by their chances of returning.
  • Jerry Trotta (MusketFire) Jarrett Stidham working with Patrick Mahomes quarterback mentor.
  • Jerry Trotta (MusketFire) 4 acquisitions that could help New England turn everything around.
  • Mike Luciano (MusketFire) 3 free agents that will be a total waste of money for New England: TE Hunter Henry, DL Leonard Williams and WR AJ Green.
  • Ricky Doyle relays ESPN’s Dan Graziano on why he believes New England is the “most interesting team” of the NFL offseason.
  • Conor Roche talks about what oddsmakers are saying about the 2021 Patriots.
  • Robert Alvarez (PatsFans) The Patriots look ahead to next season with 2021 “hype video.”
  • Zack Cox notes Stephon Gilmore, whose social media activity raised eyebrows this week, shared a motivational message Wednesday.
  • Doug Kyed looks at the pros and cons to the Patriots acquiring Raiders QB Marcus Mariota.
  • Hayden Bird hears former Jets GM Mike Tannebaum, saying he thinks Bill Belichick will do ‘whatever it takes’ to get Deshaun Watson.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots 2021 draft profile, Ohio State QB Justin Fields.
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) Patriots NFL draft targets: Penn State LB Micah Parsons.
  • Ryan Hannable highlights WEEI guest NFLN draft expert Daniel Jeremiah on why he does not believe Alabama QB Mac Jones is worthy of a first-round pick.
  • Jordy McElroy (PatriotsWire) Bill Belichick’s greatest mistake was betting against Tom Brady.
  • Ian Logue (PatsFans) Brady’s Championship might have a league-wide effect on frustrated QBs.
  • Ken Laird says the NFL should be wary of the ‘slippery slope’ of the Tom Brady Effect or the ‘LeBronification’ of the league “where coaches are reduced to puppets, signed contracts are rendered meaningless, and rebuilds are met with insurrection.” /Take a breath, man.
  • Jim Hackett tells us what he has learned from watching Tom Brady.
  • Bruce Castleberry analyzes the qualities of a GOAT and if Brady fits the title.
  • Zack Cox reports former Patriot TE Paul Quessenberry is Nick Caserio’s first signing, showing that the Foxboro pipeline is up and running in Houston.