The New England Patriots have been the most talked about team for two decades already. Back in 2000, they welcomed head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady. What these two have been able to do is something that no one will ever match.
It’s amazing to think that Brady has been playing in the league for nineteen years already when the average NFL career is about five years. He already revealed that he will be back for the next season, making that his 20th year in the NFL.
Brady has been the starter for the team ever since 2001. He has had plenty of QBs play behind him in his career. According to recent reports, a few of these former depth players have landed notable coaching jobs. Eric Edholm said that the Rams hired Zac Robinson as their coach.
Back in 2010, Robinson joined the patriots as a seventh-round pick. He never made the team but he hung around the NFL as a practice-squad guy on the Seattle Seahawks, Detroit Lions, and Cincinnati Bengals for a few seasons.
On the other hand, Kevin O’Connell joined the Patriots in 2008 as a third round pick. After one year with the team, he went on to have several brief stints in the league. Right now, he is the offensive coordinator for the Washington Redskins.
Kliff Kingsbury joined the Patriots for only one season after being a sixth-round pick in 2003. In 2008, he became a coach and recently took over as the Arizona Cardinals’ head coach.
It’s no secret that the Patriots have been targeting QBs with bright offensive minds and good leadership skills. It’s either that or the teams hiring these former players could have been intrigued by their experience in New England’s successful system. Who knows, maybe one day we will see Brady serving as a coach for his favorite team.