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Jerod Mayo admits QB a priority, but Patriots will consider trade offers at No. 3

As expected, the New England Patriots will be listening to trade calls for the No. 3 overall pick in the 2024 NFL draft. Patriots coach Jerod Mayo confirmed the news at the first day of the NFL annual meeting on Sunday.

“Obviously, quarterback is definitely a priority. With that being said, we’re still open to any type of deals that come our way,” said Mayo, via ESPN’s Mike Reiss. “We’re very far [into] the process, but we still have a long way to go. Definitely feel like we have time to really nail down our prospects in who we are going to go after.”

It’s no surprise that the Patriots will actually be entertaining offers to trade down for more picks. Any teams, regardless of the draft spot, should always be in the business of listening.

But how much would it actually take to get the Patriots to agree to a deal?

That would depend on the team’s love for the players still on the board at No. 3. If there are doubts, they could opt to move back and stockpile picks to fill out their roster.

With that being said, nothing makes a team a more attractive destination for free agents than one with stability at the quarterback position, which is something the Patriots clearly don’t have right now.

If they’re going to trade down, it should be an arsenal of picks that make it impossible for them to say no.

Story originally appeared on Patriots Wire