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New England Patriots eyeing Bridgewater as Tom Brady back up?

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Hot on the heels of the news that Johnny Manziel would be visiting the New England Patriots Wednesday, the NFL Network is reporting that fellow quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is also in Foxborough today.

While both players are predicted to go long before the Patriots get on the clock in Radio City, Bill Belichick is clearly still keen on taking a closer look at two of the premium quarterbacks in this years draft class.

Previously considered a legitimate no.1 one pick, Bridgewater is hoping to rebuild his reputation after a disappointing pro day saw his stock fall. 

But surely the QB out of Louisville is still hoping to be taken before the Patriots come in with the 29th pick?

The Patriots obviously still have Tom Brady leading the franchise, but with the three-time Super Bowl champion entering the latter stages of his career, and only 2011 third-round pick Ryan Mallett as cover, Belichick may be considering adding a play-caller to the roster this offseason.

But the decision to invite Manziel and Bridgewater for talks perhaps suggests that he is simply attempting to take a closer look at two players who could be facing his team next season.

Perhaps it would be more realistic to invite the likes of Zach Mettenberger or Jimmy Goropollo if he was serious about finding an understudy for Brady come draft day.

What do you think? Do the Patriots have a legitimate chance of getting either of Manziel or Bridgewater?

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