Now that Tom Brady has officially left the New England Patriots, what’s next for the dynasty that Bill Belichick built now that his favorite quarterback is gone? Apparently, one of the people who was a possibility was Kyle Allen.

Logan Mullen of NESN wrote about the potential acquisition by the Patriots. The fact that they were interested in acquiring Allen highlights several potential theories.

He quoted SI’s Albert Breer about the current situation at the Patriots’ war room:

“My belief is that the Patriots’ post-Brady plan has 2020 as a year to get younger and get finances straightened out, and both should be apparent in how they handle the quarterback spot. One player I’d heard they sniffed around a little was Kyle Allen, who was traded from Carolina to Washington on Monday, and he’s another one that falls into the Stidham/Hoyer category economically.”

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Going younger definitely makes sense for the Patriots post-Brady. They lost a lot of top talent over the past couple of seasons, and it will take a while for them to completely rehash the New England roster.

Allen would be a promising project for Belichick. While he only played seven games for the Panthers, he managed to complete 3,322 passing yards and 17 touchdowns. A bit of tutelage under Belichick and the famed Patriots QB development team could turn him into a leading QB in a couple of years.

Talking about Allen is one thing, but the Pats actually pulling the trigger is another.