Curran: Pats gave Chargers No. 3 selection for Herbert

A blockbuster trade was discussed between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Chargers prior to the Patriots choosing UNC quarterback Drake Maye with the third overall choice in the 2024 NFL Draft.

During the NFL Draft special "On The Clock" that was broadcast on NBC Sports Boston, anchor Tom E. Curran claimed that the Patriots made an offer to Los Angeles for the third overall choice in exchange for veteran quarterback Justin Herbert

Jim Harbaugh, the head coach of the Chargers, is very interested in quarterback J.J. McCarthy, whom he coached at Michigan. New England checked to see if Los Angeles would be willing to part ways with Herbert in order to have the opportunity to select McCarthy at the third overall pick.

"J.J. McCarthy has been talked up by Jim Harbaugh ceaselessly throughout this draft process," Curran added, as can be heard in the video that is located above. The Patriots, according to what I have heard from reliable sources, stated, "You know what? If you want to see if the Chargers are willing to make a straight-up deal, why don't you just call them?

If you want J.J. McCarthy, you can have him. We'll take Justin Herbert. "No, we are not going to do that," the Chargers responded to the other team. However, this does suggest that the Patriots are more than prepared to go out and spend the money without hesitation.

According to Curran, the fact that the Patriots are ready to pay a premium price for proven NFL ability is demonstrated by the fact that they are providing the third overall pick to Herbert

The name Brandon Aiyuk, who has been the subject of trade rumors over the past few weeks, might be included in this category. There is a possibility that New England might acquire the wide receiver from the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for the 34th overall pick.

Now that the quarterback problem has been addressed, one of the most important things for New England to focus on is providing Maye with some weapons to work with. Along with defensive tackle, offensive tackle is another position that need an upgrade before the 2024 season begins.