The Quest for 7: Brady & Patriots to talk contract, All things combine, Top TE available, Links 2.26.20

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. Hop on this Quest magic carpet, and let the links transport you to the NFL combine. Greg Bedard of the Boston Sports Journal starts our journey with his Patriots Combine Roundup, Day 1: Falcons TE Austin Hooper will be a FA; Titans, Raiders coy about QB situations, Tom Brady. Lots of info on where New England's offseason plot is headed.

2. Bringing tears to this story, Nicole Yang of shares with the world Brady's emotional message about the deaths of Kobe and Gianna Bryant. Their passing has affected many. Appreciate what time you have, and the ones you love.

3. Plot twists don't always have to come at the end of a story. Doug Kyed of NESN gives us the full list of what college prospects New England spoke with today at the combine. Smokescreens, or real interest? Dun! Dun! Dunnn!

4. Time to get to the true heart of this tale. Bernd Buchmasser of Pats Pulpit shares the action-packed news that the Patriots will meet with Brady's agent at the NFL combine later this week. Let's all hope those flashy breaking news alerts start blowing up our phones soon with the GOAT coming back!

5. With the Patriots' lack of cap space, these supporting side characters are more important than the high-priced star-studded leads.