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Sports Q: Which quarterback do you want the Patriots to end up with?

The Pats could trade up, stay put, or acquire a veteran QB. Who do you think they should target?

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Justin Fields. Chris O'Mea/AP

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Which quarterback would you prefer the Patriots end up with?

Threw this one out with a Twitter poll Monday morning, but with just three options, so let’s have at it here with a couple more realistic possibilities added.

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Which quarterback would you prefer the Patriots end up with if they acquire one Thursday night?

To me, the options seem to look like this:

  • Stay at the No. 15 spot and hope one of the quarterbacks not named Trevor Lawrence (the certain No. 1 pick) falls to them.
  • Trade up to get the quarterback they covet, whether it’s Alabama’s Mac Jones, Ohio State’s Justin Fields, or North Dakota State’s Trey Lance.
  • Acquire a veteran quarterback such as the Niners’ Jimmy Garoppolo and address finding a prospect at the position later in the draft.

Personally, I think Fields is going to be the best of the non-Lawrence quarterbacks. He’s the one I’d love to see end up with the Patriots somehow, even if it means giving up a ton of draft capital (at least two first-round picks) to move into a position to take him.

I think they’d be more than happy to end up with Lance at No. 15, but probably wouldn’t jump into the top-10 to get him. He’s smart and athletic, but he played one game last year. If he’s your pick, he’s not playing this year.

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The so-crazy-it-just-might-work idea is somehow ending up with Lance and Garoppolo. I still believe the latter will end up here, on a restricted deal, after the Niners come down from their asking price (supposedly still a first-rounder). Getting their present and future quarterback in the same year would be a coup for Belichick. What’s one more stunning development this offseason?

But to actually answer the question, I’d like to see them end up with Fields. It also seems unlikely. But I can’t wait to see how all of this shakes out. It feels like we’ve been waiting for this draft for about three years now.

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What does everyone else think? Which quarterback do you want the Patriots to end up with? I’ll hear you in the comments or in the survey below.

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