The New England Patriots’ quarterback situation has everybody talking.

Will Jarrett Stidham be the starter Week 1? Will veteran Brian Hoyer be the No. 1 signal-caller? Or will the Patriots go after another quarterback in free agency? The answers to those questions — and more — still remain unknown.

Ex-Patriot Chris Long shared his opinion while on The Ringer’s “Slow News Day” podcast with Kevin Clark.

“I’d want to see Jameis Winston anywhere right now,” Long said when asked who he’d like to see behind center. “I could see if the (Jordan) Love kid drops to wherever they’re picking (No. 23). He could be a nice option. Or they may do that thing where they have something up their sleeve and they trade up, but they have a plan.

“I don’t know what it is, but I don’t think it’s (Jarrett) Stidham all the way through.”

While respecting Long’s opinion, it’s worth noting current Patriots like Matthew Slater and Devin McCourty have both spoke out in praise of Stidham.

One certainty is that 2019 third-stringer Cody Kessler will not be the starter Week 1, as the Patriots reportedly released Kessler on Wednesday.

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