Robert Kraft: Patriots’obviously’ must draft QB soon

After trading Jimmy Garoppolo last season, the New England Patriots have no apparent succession plan for the ageless, dominant GOAT, Tom Brady.

Although the Rams’ reported interest in Beckham is believed to be genuine, no team has overwhelmed Gettleman with an offer this week.

Perhaps that’s because a Beckham trade is such a steep investment in terms of draft resources, contract value and publicity. A more realistic return, several league executives suggested to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, would be a pair of second-round picks or something in that neighborhood — as opposed to multiple first-round picks.

Absent a godfather offer from another team, Beckham will be catching passes from Eli Manning this season.

Unless Gettleman is bluffing in a high-stakes leverage game.

Everyone really felt like this was a necessary step, something that after really hearing the experts talk that we can clearly identify and point to the officials as to how to see this — and then our ability to confirm it in New York if there is an ejection, Payton said.

The NFL took its strongest step toward taking the helmet out of hitting by increasing the penalty for dangerous and potentially career-threatening plays.

When you look at some of the older guys that played this game and the condition that they’re in now — what it is, it’s to protect some of these guys [current players] from when they get older going through the same thing, former Redskins quarterback Doug Williams told The Post.

The next step is educating players, coaches and fans on which hits will lead to ejections and which will not. Until the NFL provides that information, prognosticating the expanded rule’s influence remains conjecture.

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