Patriots quarterback Tom Brady promised to play until he is 45 or so, meaning that the team has to work on a backup plan in case Brady decides to leave the team earlier than predicted. We cannot really tell if the Patriots’ organization has made a decision on Brady’s successor, but Mel Kiper has a nice draft idea for them.
Brady is the most-talked-about player in the league. He was related with too many rumors about his retirement, and Mel Kiper may be right about his draft pick.
If Brady decides to go home earlier, the Patriots will have to rely on Brian Hoyer. Danny Etling is on the practice squad. Hoyer is a seasoned veteran that was successful in winning games in the league. He has one playoff loss as a member of the Houston Texans family, which is why he should not be considered an option. Hoyer will also be in his late 30s by the time Brady decides to leave the team. In other words, head coach Bill Belichick will have to think of something else.
Kiper goes with his draft
ESPN’s Mel Kiper says this will happen during the 2019 NFL Draft. He even released a Mock Draft 2.0 on Monday.
“I continue to believe Bill Belichick and the Patriots will use some of their draft capital on a quarterback. It could be here, or it could be with one of their two second-round picks. There could be several QBs go in the first three rounds. Jones is an athletic 6-foot-4 signal-caller who can be an erratic thrower at times but is already advanced in his footwork. He’d benefit from sitting and learning behind Tom Brady. The Super Bowl champs have several prominent free agents who could leave, so we’ll know much more in a month about which positions they could target,” Kiper wrote.