Patriots Signing Surprising Tom Brady Replacement?
Are the Patriots signing a surprising Tom Brady replacement this summer?
Brady, 42, is an unrestricted free agent. As such, he has the freedom to leave to any team he wishes this offseason and there is nothing New England can do about it.
Up to this point, Brady has given absolutely no indication that he intends on returning to the Patriots next year.
In fact, he has almost gone out of his way to suggest that a move of some sort was inevitable.
So where does that leave New England?
If the Patriots lose their six-time Super Bowl champ quarterback, they may be in the market for former New Orleans Saints backup, Teddy Bridgewater.
What might the starting QB situation look like in the NFL in 2020 if Tom Brady left New England? I take a look at how the dominos might fall in a year of possible unprecedented QB movement: https://t.co/xsZtseWLYc
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 22, 2020
According to CBS Sports NFL insider Jason La Canfora, there is a very good chance that Brady will depart to Los Angeles in 2020 and be replaced by Bridgewater.
Bridgewater went 5-0 this past season with the Saints when he stepped in for an injured Drew Brees.
The 27-year-old solidified himself a starter-level passer at that point and is expected to be pursued by multiple franchises this summer.
“Still a young pup in his mid-20s, but has gone through life-changing injuries and cleared major hurdles. Outstanding kid with a first-round pedigree and abundant upside,” La Canfora wrote.
“Protects the football. Would have a great defense behind him. You need someone with high potential to replace Brady, Bill Belichick wouldn’t want a full rebuild, and they pick too low to get a sure-thing QB in the draft.”
Brady will likely make a final decision on his status in the coming weeks, and that point a domino effect of sorts will be in play.
Once the Patriots know whether or not he will return, expect them to be aggressive in making their next move.