The Quest for 7: Inside Brady’s camp, Patriots draft talk, Trade coming? Links 2.25.20

Morning! Welcome to The Quest for 7, where volunteer writer, Steven Viner, scours the net for seven Patriots related articles from other sites offering different points of view on the six-time champs. Paid subscribers not only get to read all seven, but they also get to check out his always fiery "Steve's Soapbox" at the end.

1. Need a perfect starter kit for New England's upcoming offseason? Boston Sports Journal's own Greg Bedard touches on a buffet of Patriots' morsels like the combine, Tom Brady talk, tight ends in focus, free agency, and contract tweaks. Also, if you missed it, here's Bedard on a recent podcast with Toucher and Rich. So that's what Greg sounds like when a certain two hosts aren't talking over him. Huh.

2. Adding a little more insight into this recent juicy rumor, Bernd Buchmasser of Pats Pulpit gives us his take on the Patriots reportedly exploring a trade for this tight end. After last season, I'll take tight ends here, tight ends there, surround me with every tight — wait ... you know what I mean!

3. Gregg Rosenthal and Chris Wesseling of put their noggins together and share their updated 101 top NFL free agents list. As if Tom Brady doesn't have enough bulletin board material out there, wait until you see where these two have him.

4. Personally, if the player can help the Patriots, I don't care if he comes from a bocce ball league. Gary Davenport of Bleacher Report compiles a list of early XFL standouts who are catching the eye of NFL teams. Maybe the Hoodie should make an appearance at one of these matchups just before the combine, so teams start rushing their scouting staff to these games? #HoodieHeadGames

5. He might be retired, but clearly