I think for the Pats honestly, it's Jimmy G or bust in terms of a VETERAN QB target.
Yeah, they could absolutely draft a QB regardless what they decide to do for a bridge QB or veteran QB. But besides Jimmy G, idk who else the Pats can realistically get. They obviously aren't getting Watson or Rodgers even if he was made available.
Some names I can think of via trade besides Garoppolo are Minshew, Carr, Darnold, Wentz, maybe Dak if Dallas is stupid. In FA, Fitzpatrick, Winston, Tyrod Taylor, Newton.
I think Jimmy G being familiar with this system though is a bonus and also, Belichick seemed to love him. Also, I doubt his price (contract extension) would be as egregious as some of these current QB contracts around the league. Besides him, only Carr kind of intrigues me. Wouldn't hate Darnold or Wentz IF the price is right. Now if Dak was made available, I'd POUNCE to get him, but I doubt he will be. Even if he was, other teams would be interested.