Patriots Linked to Predicted Tom Brady Successor in 2024

If the New England Patriots move on from quarterback Mac Jones and sign Baker Mayfield in 2024, that means Mark Wahlberg got his prediction correct twice over. 

Wahlberg predicted that Mayfield, when he was the Cleveland Browns quarterback, would one day replace former Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. 

Mayfield ironically replaced Brady with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this year instead, and The Athletic’s Chad Graff floated New England as a destination for Mayfield in 2024. 

The No. 1 pick in 2018 is the only other pending free agent who could be considered a viable starting quarterback 

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Through five games with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this season, Mayfield has thrown seven touchdowns to three interceptions while averaging 6.7 yards per attempt 

Mayfield’s NFL career may be skewed by Cleveland’s handling of him. He went through four head coaches and offensive coordinators in his time there 

This year could be indicative of Mayfield’s potential as a starter with a solid offensive line and star wide receivers in Chris Godwin and Mike Evans.

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