The New England Patriots will meet with former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel on Wednesday, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported.
Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 01, 2014
Although the Patriots are set at quarterback in the short term with Tom Brady, they could be looking at the top talent in this year’s draft to find his successor. Backup Ryan Mallett will be an unrestricted free agent after the 2014 season.
NFL Media’s Albert Breer added that New England also met with Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles last week.
It's interesting, b/c in addition to Manziel, the Patriots visited with Blake Bortles while checking out UCF prospects in Orlando last week.—
Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 01, 2014
With Manziel and Bortles projected to go early in the 2014 NFL Draft, it is unlikely that either will be around when the Patriots pick 29th.
UPDATE: Manziel will have company Wednesday. The Patriots also are scheduled to meet with Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, Rapoport reported.