Nov 16, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston College Eagles quarterback Chase Rettig (11) throws the ball during the second quarter against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Alumni Stadium. The Eagles won 38-21. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft Rumors: New England Patriots interested in Chase Rettig

After all the hubbub about Teddy Bridgewater and Johnny Manziel working out for the New England Patriots, it appears that they’ve tipped their hand to a quarterback they may have a more realistic chance of taking. While anything can happen with Bridgewater and Manziel, Mark Riess from ESPNBoston reports that Boston College quarterback Chase Rettig worked out for the Patriots this week at Gillette Stadium.

It won’t generate the same buzz as in-house visits with top prospects Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater, but the Patriots continued to focus on the quarterback position Friday by inviting Boston College’s Chase Rettig to Gillette Stadium as part of their local prospect day.

While this doesn’t mean he’s for sure a target, it would make the Manziel and Bridgewater visits make sense. It’s possible that while they could fall to the Patriots, Bill Belichick wanted to compare the guy he really wants to the skill set of the top prospects in the draft.

There could be legitimate interest by the Patriots in Manziel or Bridgewater, but it’s clear they weren’t the end all, be all of the quarterback visits.

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