Tom Brady had announced his departure from the patriots on March 17. The Patriots, in return, had many beautiful things to say about their former quarterback.
The six-time Superbowl champion was indeed an exceptional player, and it looks like it is going to be quite difficult for the Patriots to get over him. Why? It has been close to a month since Brady said goodbye to the Patriots to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Patriots still do not have a definite idea of what to do at quarterback.
Tom Brady is expected to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, although the announcement has not officially been made. The NFL official Twitter account appeared to confirm the news by tweeting a cartoon of Brady in a buccaneer jersey. Brady left the Patriots, but part of his heart is still with the team.
In a tweet labeled “forever Patriot,” Tom Brady showed gratitude, thanked his former coach Belichick and his former teammates. “To all my teammates, coach Belichick, RKK, and the Kraft family and the entire organization, I couldn’t be the man I am today without the relationships you have allowed me to build with you,” he said. “Our team has always set a great standard in pro sports, and I know it will continue to do just that,” Brady added. “Although my football journey will take place elsewhere, I appreciate everything that we have achieved and am grateful for our incredible TEAM accomplishments.”
His coach and Management felt the same way about him. Belichick said he “lived and perpetuated our culture” and described him as a bar.
Back to the new quarterback, rumors have it that Jarrett Stidham, the second-year quarterback could take Brady’s place, but these guesses always include “seems” or “appears to be.” According to an anonymous source, they could use Justin Herbert. “They love Justin Herbert, but enough to trade up for him?” The anonymous ‘rival general manager’ reasoned.
In former NFL executive Michael Lombardi’s podcast, he believes the Patriots will give Stidham every chance but also there is ‘no doubt they could easily go out and sign Cam Newton’
Jarrett may be the ultimate choice. He is a good player who has tremendous changes and improvements since he joined the Patriots, he has had the chance to prove himself, due to multiple Brady injuries, he took over from Brady several times, and the people love him.
Patriots management approves of Jarrett. Patriots safety Duron Harmon had some nice things to say about the 23year old quarterback, “you see throws out there that he makes where you’re just like ‘wow,’ you can tell he has the intangibles to be a good pro quarterback.” “He’s made some great throws in practice where everybody takes notice,” added Patriots safety Terrence Brooks. “Like, ‘hey man, this dude is getting good.”
Stidham would present a new frontier for the Patriots. He excelled in a pair of systems in college built around run-pass option designs, and he is really fast. If coach Belichick wants to embrace all the pace-and-space fun that’s spread throughout the league, Stidham is not the worst starting point.
Brian Hoyer may also have the chance to take Brady’s place; in fact, he has turned down large sums of money from other teams just to compete with Stidham and Kessler as starting quarterback. “If someone offered him $5 million or $6 million to be backup, Brian still would’ve wanted to be back in New England,” Joe linta told Ian Rapoport. “They gave him a chance to compete for the starting job, and that’s all he asked for.”
Cam Newton, the former National Football League MVP, is an unstoppable game- wrecker but is quite inconsistent and injury-prone. That is not good news for a team seeking a new starting quarterback to replace someone like Tom Brady, but, the man is good with his legs, we saw from his MVP season how he used his leg to break and run effortlessly. Belichick could consider him, or maybe not
Since Belichick and his Management are being very secretive about this decision, we might as well make our analysis while we wait.