Louisville quarterback will visit along with fellow prospect Manziel.
The New England Patriots are keeping busy in the off-season, as after news that Johnny Manziel would be visiting the franchise it appears as though he will have company in the form of fellow quarterback prospect Teddy Bridgewater, according to Pro Football Talk.
New England aren’t expected to have either young star in their sights by the time their 29th overall pick comes into play at the 2014 Draft, with both Manziel and Bridgewater projected to be selected within the top 10 on most boards.
Further, despite the fact that Tom Brady is contracted through to 2017 and back-up signal-caller Ryan Mallett is signed through the 2014 season, the Patriots are understood to be considering the option of gauging possible trade value if either Manziel or Bridgewater make it through almost the entire first round.
There are various other theories over why the Patriots would use two of their 30 allotted pre-draft visits on quarterbacks that they have little chance in actually acquiring, with the possibility that the organisation want to keep the door open to selecting one should they somehow slip down the board.
Nevertheless, on the face of it, it still seems a particularly strange move from New England who would perhaps be better served focusing on other areas, but the management clearly have a plan in mind.
Manziel has continued to split opinion despite his impressive pro-day last week, with the Texas A&M quarterback bringing up “flags” according to Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer.
Zimmer revealed that he had reservations over the 21-year-old’s focus given all the stardom hype surrounding him ahead of his arrival in the league, and believes that it could have an impact on him during his transitional period in the NFL.