Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots are close to having to go through a major rebuild. With the uncertain future of Tom Brady, the Patriots could look to add a young quarterback this offseason. Just like with Brady, New England may have to have a young guy come in and take over.
NFL.com certainly thinks the Patriots could get aggressive in their pursuit of a quarterback in the 2020 NFL Draft. They currently are predicting the Patriots to make a trade to acquire Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm early in the second round in their latest mock draft.
Fromm would be an intriguing addition for the Patriots. At this point in time, NFL.com has Colt McCoy listed as his best player comparison. That may not draw tons of hype, but McCoy has been solid throughout his career.
More than likely, Fromm’s ceiling is much higher than the one that McCoy had ahead of him when he was drafted.
During the 2019 season with the Bulldogs, Fromm ended up completing 60.8 percent of his pass attempts for 2,860 yards, 24 touchdowns, and just five interceptions. He averaged 7.4 yards per completion.
New England would likely be one of the best possible landing spots for Fromm in the NFL Draft. Josh McDaniels is a great offensive coordinator and the Belichick way seems to work with most players who have an interest in learning. Fromm has a high football IQ and would be eager to eat up any knowledge he could get from the legendary head coach.
All of that being said, it will be interesting to see what the Patriots end up doing this offseason. Fromm may not end up in New England, but it would be a move that would make a lot of sense for both sides.