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Patriots work out free agent Mike Kafka | ProFootballTalk
Hoyer is released to get Kafka?
Hoyer was not really all that good and not a big loss,but is Kafka any better?
Kafka is basically Hoyer with PS eligibility minus the system experience and possibly a little less arm. All of his experience is in a WCO. Only started one season at Northwestern. But supposedly accurate in the short to intermediate range, good decision maker and a smart game manager... Although in his brief regular season appearances (2) in Philly while throwing for a 68% overall completion rate he had no TD's and 2 picks...in mop up.
They aren't looking for a #3, they're looking for an emergency QB and developmental player for the PS. Hoyer was mostly about the money, and to some extent the remaining perception of Mallett. I think if there were a vet worth having they'd sacrifice the roster spot and call him a mentor, but there isn't anyone out there remotely capable of running this offense.
Nope, if Hoyer was getting the minimum like Kafka was getting he'd probably still be here.
Kafka is no upgrade.
I saw him play for Northwestern. He was absolutely terrific. He'd make a great addition to the practice squad and I think he has a lot of upside.
The Patriots could use a practice squad quarterback as opposed to two fullbacks.
Currently one would think not.
But I think Hoyers Release meant he hit his ceiling and with the money due and roster spots needed he became expendable.
Kafka has PS elegibility where Hoyer does not and his ceiling could be higher than Hoyers.
I would think it to be a great signing to get a player like Kafka on the PS but I wouldn't be surprised if he found a team willing to put him on the 53.
The New England Patriots have had worse. I guess you don't remember Matt Gutierrez.
I'm with you. As starting QBs go, Kafka is :scared:
But as practice squad QBs go, he's very good indeed.
He's a QB arm for weekdays
He can be put on the PS
His cap hit is minor
He is not intended as a serious candidate for later in decade Pats starter
He made it through waivers on a minimum salary remaining deal. He was supposed to be the #2 and probably Reid's next suckers bet, nobody claimed him. Broke his non throwing hand in pre season and that opened the door for Foles to take the #2 and for Edwards to hang on as #3.
This is a smart kid who is good enought to be worth the investment to pay him a regular roster wage to keep him on the PS for the full season. Then next year he's a bargaining chip. We certainly don't need 2 FBs on PS, and we desperately are looking for a 3rd arm for practicing. Kafka is probably better right now than most of the #3 QB holding roster spots.
If we are willing to pay him a couple of hundred thousand, it would be worth it to him to spend a year learning from this coaching staff.
I'd rather bring Hoyer back at the minimum. Whether he'd be interested is another story.
Reading the tea leaves, they just cut Kettani.
Sometimes I just don't understand BB.
Welcome to the club...
That said, Jeff Howe who originally put the word out Kafka was PS eligible just tweeted that he rechecked and found out he was active for 9 games and therefore isn't.
not PS elegible...no interest
I can say this for sure... He's better than our current 3rd QB... And much better than the Jets 2nd QB.
I remember Mark Wilson
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