By Alex Barth, 985TheSportsHub.com
It turns out the Patriots may not be content with their in-house options at quarterback.
According to Albert Breer's Sports Illustrated Mailbag, the Patriots 'sniffed around' former Panthers quarterback Kyle Allen, who was traded to the Washington Redskins on Monday.
Undrafted out of Houston in 2018, Allen played a reserve role for Carolina as a rookie before taking over as the starter in 2019 after an injury to Cam Newton.
Allen started hot and drew league-wide attention, but cooled off fast. He ended up with a 5-7 record as a starter, completing 62 percent of his passes while throwing for 3322 yards and 17 touchdowns.
What makes this inquiry an odd one for the Patriots is Allen's tendency to give the ball away. He had 17 turnovers in 13 games last year (16 interceptions, one lost fumble). That doesn't line up with the Patriots high priority of ball security.
If the Patriots goal is to acquire cost-effective quarterbacks to join Jarrett Stidham, Brian Hoyer, and Cody Kessler, they will have other options. Saying they 'missed out' on Allen would be a stretch.