Patriots could sign a former Commanders QB to usher in a new era

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The Washington Commanders need to figure out who their next starting quarterback is going to be and owning the second overall pick means that it's more than likely going to be a rookie signal-caller. Whether it'll be Jayden Daniels or Drake Maye is the big question, as the Bears are likely taking Caleb Williams with that top pick.

The Commanders mostly had Sam Howell taking snaps for them in 2023 but there were three games where Jacoby Brissett took over. He completed 18-of-23 pass attempts for 224 yards and three touchdowns during his limited appearances.

Brissett is hitting free agency this offseason and is going to be a popular name to watch due to his experience as a backup quarterback. Ben Volin of The Boston Globe reported that the Patriots could be a landing spot for the former Commanders quarterback.

Brissett actually started his career in New England, as the Patriots selected him in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft out of NC State. He was traded to the Colts the following offseason where he spent four years and since then, he's bounced around from Miami to Cleveland and then recently with Washington.

Could Patriots make sense for Jacoby Brissett?

The Patriots find themselves in a similar situation to the Commanders. They own the third overall pick and need a quarterback but the reports have suggested that the Pats will sign a veteran quarterback and still draft one with their first-round selection. Perhaps Brissett could be the guy they settle on.

Again, Brissett will be a popular name for teams with quarterback issues because of his experience as a solid backup in the league. That's why the Commanders brought him in a year ago and it's why he'll be attracting interest from elsewhere. Will where Jacoby Brissett call home for the 2024 season?