Patriots reportedly declare Panthers quarterback Matt Corral off waivers


There is a new face within the Patriots quarterback room.

Matt Corral. AP Photograph/Jacob Kupferman
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At one level this week, Mac Jones had no backups. Now, there are three quarterbacks behind the third-year sign caller within the Patriots group.

The Patriots claimed quarterback Matt Corral off waivers, in keeping with Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.

Corral is a youthful prospect, having been chosen one spherical forward of Bailey Zappe within the 2022 NFL Draft.

The truth is, the Panthers traded up with the Patriots to pick out Corral within the third spherical, and New England used one of many picks they bought in return to take Zappe. The Patriots additionally obtained a third-round choose within the deal, which they used to pick out Marte Mapu.

The Patriots signed Zappe and Malik Cunningham to the follow squad on Wednesday.

With the addition of Corral, New England has one other SEC product within the quarterback room together with Jones. Corral performed school soccer for Lane Kiffin at Ole Miss.

Corral suffered a season-ending harm in opposition to the Patriots throughout a preseason sport final 12 months. He missed his complete rookie season because of this.

Now, he joins the Patriots and will compete with Zappe for New England’s backup quarterback job.