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The New England Patriots are quite clearly in the market for a new starting quarterback this offseason after the struggles of Mac Jones and Bailey Zappe the past couple of seasons, and it sounds like they’re meeting with a player they could choose to select in the upcoming NFL Draft.

Accoriding to a report from NFL insider Tom Pelissero of NFL Media, the New England Patriots are meeting with Michigan Wolverines star quarterback J.J. McCarthy this week as they work out their plans for the upcoming NFL Draft.

“The #Patriots are having dinner with Michigan QB J.J. McCarthy tonight and will host him on a visit Monday in Foxborough, per source. New England — which owns the No. 3 pick — previously hosted North Carolina’s Drake Maye and LSU’s Jayden Daniels. Now, more time with McCarthy,” Pelissero said in a post on X, the social media website that was formerly known as Twitter.

The Patriots hold the No. 3 overall pick in the NFL Draft and will likely have the chance to draft either Drake Maye, Jayden Daniels or J.J. McCarthy.

We’ll have to see which players are available to them and which one they choose to select. But it sounds like they’re at least giving McCarthy a chance to impress them.

[Tom Pelissero]