Patriots rumors don't usually focus on the quarterback position with too much veracity, with legend-in-his-time Tom Brady holding court for the New England Patriots both on the field and in the locker room.
However, per Lauren Moranor of Sports World Report, by way of ESPN.com, the New England Patriots could be focusing on a potential quarterback of the future in the late rounds of May's 2014 NFL Draft, especially if backup quarterback finds his way onto the trading block --
"ESPN.com reports grabbing another late round option in a deep draft might be a better idea. Both Aaron Murray and AJ McCarron are being compared to Brady in terms of their playing style. Both quarterbacks are traditional pocket passers with great accuracy an decision making skills. If the Patriots are going to get someone decent, but not spend a fortune, McCarron and Murray are the best available."
Both AJ McCarron and Aaron Murray have had variant draft stock throughout the past couple of months, with NFL Draft experts ranking the potential Patriots targets anywhere from the 4th to 7th rounds.
Both bring a veteran mindset in a youthful package, which could be perfect fodder for superstar quarterback Tom Brady to help mold one of these former SEC stars into a legitimate NFL starting quarterback.