Drew Bledsoe Explains Why Today’s College QBs Are More ‘NFL Ready’

April 3, 2014 5:05 PM
Drew Bledsoe Explains Why Today’s College QBs Are More ‘NFL Ready’
" BOSTON (CBS) - With Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater visiting the Patriots on Wednesday, the talk of the town has centered on why head coach Bill Belichick invited both quarterbacks in for a workout.

Each NFL team is allowed 30 private workouts with draft prospects every year. The popular line of thinking is that teams would invite players that they are interested in drafting, but the Patriots don’t always go with the popular line of thinking.

Former New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe joined Andy Gresh and Scott Zolak on Thursday afternoon to provide some insight into the Patriots’ reasoning on Manziel and Bridgewater.

“I think more than anything they probably just want to look these guys in the eye, to have them on campus, to see what they’re all about,” Bledsoe said. “We all see how well Tommy is playing, and I could see him playing for a lot more years, he’s taking great care of himself and all of that. But at the same time, the organization always has to at least leave their options open down the road, if there’s eventually that transition time "

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