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Patriots new uniforms might make Jordan Love the obvious pick

The Patriots need a quarterback, and Jordan Love could be around near their pick. The Patriots new uniforms are rather on the nose for such a pick.

North quarterback Jordan Love of Utah State throws during Senior Bowl practice at University of South Alabama s Jaguar Football Practice Facility. Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Patriots unveiled new uniforms Monday morning that implement their color rush ideas into the primary look. Nothing matters until the throwback Pat The Patriot logo is brought back, but for the time being, this is what the Patriots are moving forward with for 2020.

A lot of teams have unveiled new designs, but the Patriots unveiling is particularly notable because of the 2020 NFL Draft. The Patriots will be without quarterback Tom Brady for the first time in two decades. Jarrett Stidham might be their long-term answer, but odds are decent he is not. If Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa slips down the draft board, he is an option, but Utah State’s Jordan Love is a more likely candidate to be there at the Patriots pick or at least within trading distance.

Love is of note because, well, he wore something eerily similar in high school! Love attended Liberty High School in Bakersfield, and the teams were the Patriots. Their home uniforms were not identical to the NFL Patriots, but they were pretty close. The primary differences are the line through the top of the helmet, the Under Armour logo, the sides of the shoulders, and the size of Patriots and the numbers. Other than that, they are quite similar.

The Patriots did not change their uniforms to prep for Love, but if you’re looking for an edge in figuring out a wagering option, I suppose you could do worse than this as a tiebreaker!

DraftKings Sportsbook is offering odds on which team will draft Love. The Colts and Saints are currently co-favorites at +300, followed by the Patriots at +600, and the Packers and Jaguars at +700. The Colts, Saints, and Jaguars make sense given the age of their respective quarterbacks. The Jaguars are rolling the dice with Gardner Minshew, but might be prepared to invest elsewhere in the future on day one.

But the Patriots make a ton of sense, particularly if they’re prepared to move up the draft board to make it happen. The uniforms aren’t going to dictate the choice, but it’s still an interesting coincidence.

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