QM simply doesn't use paths at all. I think this is "silence" in the same way GR is silent about the universe being embedded in a larger spacetime. Similarly Maxwellian electromagnetism is silent on the notion of the EM field being a limiting case of some more general field.I think the problem is that QM is silent on the question of path (because of the nature of the model) that does not mean the (single)particle doesn't have a path. But if you have model that does predict the path( electron or photon) you are welcome to publishing it.
Really the success of QM shows the notion of paths just doesn't seem to be needed at all for current observations.
I think it should be mentioned that attempting to come up with paths for particles is highly constrained by no-go theorems such as the Kochen-Spekcer theorem and the PBR theorem.