Tom Brady provided the New England Patriots with 20 years of consistency at the quarterback position, something that no other team in the league has had to that extend. In the first few years he might have not been the best quarterback in the league, but he managed to grow and evolve into the greatest there is, taking his team to nine Super Bowls and winning six of them.
This year, Brady decided it was time for him to leave New England and prove that he can win elsewhere, leaving his former team with uncertainty at the quarterback position. They still had Jarrett Stidham who is not expected to really become the next Brady and now they have added Brian Hoyer, who is joining the team for his third stint. Will one of them take over the starting position or will the Patriots bring another veteran quarterback to fill in the void? According to most NFL analysts, the Patriots are more likely to keep the quarterback situation as it is and work towards bringing in someone better over the next few years.
Devin McCourty, who is still with the Patriots, commented on their current quarterback situation and explained:
“To me, there were weeks where he was just on-point. And those were some of our best weeks as a defense, mainly because Stiddy ate us up in practice leading up to the game, and I think put more pressure on us. So I really admire just how hard he works, and then I’ve got to know him off the field as well. He’s a really good guy. Young guy, but very mature. He’s married. I think the Stidhams are going to be in New England for a long time.
About Hoyer, he said:
“He has a veteran presence. He’s played on multiple teams. He knows our offense very well. I think he’ll bring experience and knowledge, and if he has to go out there and play, he’s going to compete at a high level. Or if it’s coaching up young quarterbacks, I think he’s a guy that’s going to be very necessary to have in our locker room.”
We can’t wait to see what happens.