Bill Belichick Opens Up About Patriots Quarterback Situation
Bill Belichick opened up about the New England Patriots quarterback situation recently.
Tom Brady made the decision a few weeks ago to leave the Patriots in favor of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. As a result, many are now asking what will happen at quarterback in New England.
Belichick attempted to answer that very question this past week.
“Well, we’ve spent quite a bit of time with both Brian and Stid,” he said.
“I think we have a pretty good – [offensive coordinator] Josh [McDaniels] and myself – certainly have a pretty good feel for both those players. The circumstances will be different this year, and we’ll see how everything plays out.
“But again, to start with, I think the main thing is to give everyone a chance to compete, to get people comfortable with the position and the skills that they’re playing, the communication that’s involved.”
Nevertheless, Belichick refused to commit to a quarterback one way or the other.
“We’ll evaluate the players as we get an opportunity to evaluate them. So, right now, the spring will be about teaching the best that we can. At whatever point we get a chance to get on the field and participate and play, then that’s what we’ll do. But, not sure exactly how that’s going to go. Once we figure it out, then we’ll work from there.”
Who will the Patriots starter be when it is all said and done? Time will tell.