NEW ENGLAND — New England’s quarterback Andrew Wilson was signed to a contract Thursday that includes $1.5 million guaranteed, per a source informed of the deal.
Wilson, who is entering his third NFL season, is the first quarterback since Tom Brady to be signed this offseason and the first to sign as a free agent.
Wilson has spent his entire career in New England, going 6-1 as a starter in four seasons.
Wilson’s deal also includes $200,000 in guaranteed money, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.
The Patriots are one of several teams with quarterbacks on their roster.
New England is also in the market for a backup, as the team’s offense is trending toward decline and is currently fourth in the NFL in scoring.
The Patriots have been without quarterback Ryan Mallett, who has been sidelined since October due to a torn Achilles.
The team’s offensive line is in flux as both tackle Branden Albert and right guard Matt Kalil have been dealing with injuries.