Veteran quarterback Tom Brady plans to play until he’s 45 years old, but that doesn’t stop the New England Patriots from looking at some possible replacements who will take over the starting role in the future. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Patriots are expected to meet with West Virginia quarterback Will Grier, who made a strong impression during the school’s pro day.

Schefter tweeted that one NFL scout told Grier to “put on a show” for representatives of NFL teams in attendance and he did exactly that in front of head coaches; Pat Shurmur of the New York Giants, Jay Gruden of the Washington Redskins, and Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

All 32 teams sent representatives to West Virginia’s pro day, including general managers Kevin Colbert, Marty Hurney, and Nick Caserio.

With his impressive performance, Grier certainly improved his NFL Draft stock as a possible second-round pick.

Schefter said that Grier will meet with at least 10 NFL teams heading into the NFL Draft, including the Patriots. The other teams interested in talking to Grier are the Giants, Redskins, Los Angeles Chargers and New Orleans Saints.

Grier wants to learn from Brady

In an interview, during the NFL Scouting Combine, Grier admitted that West Virginia offensive coordinator Jake Spavital built the school’s offense off of a lot of what the Patriots are doing.

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Grier said Spavital has been watching a lot of Patriots and Brady films, and they used some of the strategies during games, but with different terminology.

Grier added that it would be an honor to learn under the 42-year-old Brady, who recently led the Patriots to their sixth Super Bowl trophy. “I don’t think you can really put into words the kind of opportunity,” Grier said, adding that learning under Brady is priceless.

In 2015, Grier played six games for Florida in his freshman year, completing 105 of 160 passes for 1,202 yards and 10 touchdowns with three interceptions before he transferred to West Virginia. In his two years as starter for the Mountaineers, Grier completed 516 of 785 passes for 7,354 yards and 71 touchdowns with 20 interceptions. He also ran for 32 yards and five touchdowns in 22 games with the Mountaineers.

Josh Rosen ideal target for Patriots

In a report by Daniel Jeremiah of NFL Network, the Patriots are the ideal destination for Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen, who had a disappointing rookie season despite being selected as the 10th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

According to Jeremiah, Rosen could be an heir apparent for Brady despite his shaky rookie year. He said the Patriots could trade their first-round pick (32nd overall) to the Cardinals for Rosen.

Rosen’s future as the Cardinals’ starting quarterback is bleak after the team expressed interest in taking Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray as the top overall pick. In 14 games, Rosen completed 217 of 393 passes for 2,278 yards and 11 touchdowns with 14 interceptions.

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