The New England Patriots are on the hunt for their next quarterback and one player in particular has their attention.
According to NBC Sports’ Peter King, the six-time Super Bowl champions think highly of Oregon signal-caller Justin Herbert.
King wrote the following in his story:
“They love Justin Herbert, but enough to trade up for him?” one rival GM said. Pats do have 12 picks—second-most in the draft—for ammo, but only one of those comes in the top 85. If they want Herbert, they’d likely have to be willing to part with the 2021 first-rounder in a trove of picks. After losing out on Hayden Hurst in their latest hunt for a tight end, no way the Pats could reach for versatile Notre Damer Cole Kmet here to solve the tight end problem, is there?
Herbert, 22, is an Oregon native who played football entirely in his home state up until this point.
In 2019, he led the Ducks to a 12-2 record and a Rose Bowl victory, winning offensive MVP in the process.
In 2018, he was named to the Pac-12 All-Academic first-team.
Is he right for the Patriots and their system? Take a look at his highlights and decide.