Well you bring up a point, people would be skeptical of Brady, BUT if i was the Patriots *I* would still be skeptical too. I would keep them both for another year. Unless someone is leaving New England and they absolutely need to trade one of them to fill the spot.
It's a tough call. You almost need two really good QB's if you expect to make it anywhere these days. If they could afford both, I'd attempt to keep both.
However, I doubt Drew would want to hang around another year and wait to see if Brady would get hurt.
I think the Pats will stick with Brady. Here's my reasoning: Drew is a very good QB. He has done some great things for the franchise and carried them on his back at times, and I think that's the problem. He still tries to do a little too much on his own, and doesn't work within the system to get things done. Brady came in and was able to work within the offensive scheme and get things done well without trying to go out on his own to get things done. Of course, I never played the game professionally, so this is merely my opinion.
I think they'll keep Brady and try to trade Drew. I was surprised when someone mentioned that the Seahawks were interested. I realize Hasselbeck didn't wow anyone, but we could probably keep Dilfer (who Tom Brady probably owes as much to as he does Bledsoe) who fit in the Hawk system pretty well and for less money that we'd have to pay Bledsoe. Of course, he is from the area and that might have something to do with it.
Bledsoe was never "benched" either. He got injured, which happens. In my opinion, you shouldn't have to lose your starting job because of injury. But what were the Pats going to do? Sit Brady down again? No. Bledsoe was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Fortunately, he said all the right things and comes off a both a team player and a hella good talent. Now the trick is to get into a system that can work around him (Bye Bye Tampa.) My favorite place for him in my mind is Jacksonville.
Well i don't know much about the Jaguars and Mark Brunell but Brunell is pretty upset about his best friend and protector, Tony Boselli, being left unprotected for the expansion draft. Whether he is upset enough that they would move him I don't know, but yeah I agree that Bledsoe going Jacksonville probably wouldn't happen.
My favorite place for him in my mind is Jacksonville.
i doubt he'll go there...they're looking to seriously dump payroll (boselli, mccardell, taylor, brunell) and rebuild. i don't thik drew is going to be part of that equation. of the bears and redskins, i see him fitting in better with the bears (solid offensive line, solid running game, great wrs core).
Brunell had already tried to bail on Jacksonville for the Seahawks before they signed Hasselbeck. Ultimately, he wanted too much money and he's too injury prone, so the Hawks went with Hasselbeck instead. At least, that's how I remember it.
You shoulda been at Camp Randall Stadium back in the old days. Whole rows of the student section doing the Pee Wee Herman "Tequila" dance...and throwing marshmallows loaded with pennies at opposing players, fans, what have you. :-)