2024 NFL free agency: Patriots eyeing a reunion with this former starting QB, per report

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The New England Patriots are widely expected to pursue a quarterback early in the 2024 NFL Draft. Before that, however, they’re reportedly interested in a reunion with a former veteran starter who’s scheduled to hit free agency.

Jacoby Brissett, who was drafted by the Patriots back in 2016, is drawing “real” intrigue from his old team,¬†according to the Boston Globe. The 31-year-old journeyman is one of the most experienced backups set to become available, and while New England would likely “have competition for him,” new coach Jerod Mayo and his staff view Brissett as “a great locker-room guy.”

Mayo’s offensive coordinator, Alex Van Pelt, also has a history with Brissett, serving the same role with the Cleveland Browns when Brissett started 11 games for the team in 2022. Van Pelt “loved” working with Brissett in Cleveland, per the Globe, and even if the Patriots spend a top pick on a long-term quarterback,…

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