ESPN reports that the Pats are meeting with Washington QB Jake Locker, a guy who could be an interesting pick as the Pats eye a future at some point that won’t include future Hall of Fame QB Tom Brady.
Are the New England Patriots preparing for life without Tom Brady? According to sources, New England is exploring the possibility of adding an eventual successor in this year’s NFL draft. The Patriots are hosting a two-day visit Tuesday and Wednesday with top quarterback prospect Jake Locker of Washington, sources told ESPN.com.
Locker, who threw for 2,265 yards and 17 touchdowns last season, is projected to be a mid-to-late first-round pick. This year the Patriots have the No. 17 and No. 28 overall picks, which could afford New England the luxury of filling an immediate need and potentially drafting a highly rated quarterback in the first round to groom behind Brady, the NFL’s reigning Most Valuable Player. New England does not have any proven quarterbacks on its roster behind Brady.