Ranking the QBs the Patriots will face in 2023 with Matt Cassel

Ranking the quarterbacks the Patriots will face in 2023 originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

The New England Patriots will have one of the most grueling NFL schedules in 2023.

Based on their opponents' 2022 win percentage, they will have the fourth-most difficult schedule in the league. Nine of their 17 games will come against teams that clinched the playoffs last year.

In addition, the AFC East got tougher with veteran quarterback Aaron Rodgers joining the New York Jets. He's one of several high-end QBs the Patriots will face off against this upcoming season.

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On the latest episode of Tom E. Curran's Patriots Talk Podcast, the crew ranked the QBs that New England will see in 2023.

Patriots Talk: Ranking the QBs the Patriots will face in ‘23 with Matt Cassel  | Listen & Subscribe | Watch on YouTube

Former NFL QB Matt Cassel ranked the quarterbacks the Patriots will face on the road.

  1. Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills

  2. Aaron Rodgers, New York Jets

  3. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys

  4. Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins

  5. Russell Wilson, Denver Broncos

  6. Jimmy Garoppolo, Las Vegas Raiders

  7. Daniel Jones, New York Giants

  8. Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh Steelers

  9. Anthony Richardson, Indianapolis Colts (in Germany)


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Allen, Rodgers, Tagovailoa, Patrick Mahomes (Kansas City Chiefs), Justin Herbert (Los Angeles Chargers), Jalen Hurts (Philadelphia Eagles), Derek Carr (New Orleans Saints), Sam Howell (Washington Commanders), are the QBs New England will welcome to Gillette Stadium in 2023.

"They are playing eight of the top 10 (QBs) in their 17 games," Curran said. "They will face top-10 quarterbacks eight times. Lordy."

To hear our Phil Perry's opposing QB rankings, you can listen to the full episode of the Patriots Talk Podcast.


Also discussed in the episode: Matt Cassel shares some fun stories from working with Dante Scarnecchia. What's it like being a veteran QB competing against a rookie? Did Cassel really call Tom “Mr. Brady” at the first practice?! How much can the offense really change under Bill O’Brien?

Check out the latest episode of the Patriots Talk Podcast on the NBC Sports Boston Podcast Network, or watch on YouTube.