The New England Patriots have already begun evaluating players for the 2020 season.
According to ESPN's Mike Reiss, the Patriots hosted former Indiana and Illinois State quarterback Tre Roberson for a workout on Wednesday. The 27-year-old currently plays in the Canadian Football League as a cornerback.
The Patriots had Canadian Football League CB Tre Roberson (Calgary) in for a free-agent workout.— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) January 15, 2020
Roberson, who played quarterback in college at Illinois State, initially had signed with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2016. He's been with Calgary the last 2 seasons.
Roberson went undrafted in 2016 before signing with the Minnesota Vikings. He was released during the 2017 preseason.
Switching to the other side of the ball in 2018 with the CFL's Calgary Stampeders and had three interceptions in 16 games. In 2019, he had the second-most INTs in the league with seven.
Roberson would be far from the first converted QB to join the Patriots roster. Other notable former QBs include wide receivers Julian Edelman, Mohamed Sanu, and Jakobi Meyers.