Originally Posted by manxman2601
It's that or maybe drafting someone who can help us win championships over the next decade.
It's too easy to get flippant over who replaces Brady. It HAS to be considered now. It might be that they plan to extend him or that they like Mallett as his replacement and if so, this thread becomes moot but if neither of those things aren't true then a QB is a must this year or next.
Until or unless we trade Mallett. It's really crazy to draft another qb. And, Barkley isn't that great a prospect. Surrounded by 5* talent. Used what was around him. Great ol prospects like Kalil and Smith. Wr's like Lee and Woods. Not great size. And, not a great arm. Not a great athlete. Don't you remember my plan to replace TFB?
Here's my idea on how to replace Brady. We enter the Summer of 2016 fresh off of winning our 3rd Super Bowl in 4 years. 6 for Brady and Belichick. Tommy announces his retirement and heads off to Brazil with Giselle for the Summer Olympics. White Wes and Vince retire with him.
That summer the Tea Party storms out of the Republican Convention and decides to nominate Bill Belichick for President. Flabbergasted, he accepts. The Russkis will really be worried about our spy network now. Putin puts Russia in Defcon 2 and enlists Ovechkin, Malkin, Kovalchuk and Yakupov in his new EOD skating teams. US has their seals. He has his polar bears.
A confluence of things happens at the same time. Ryan Mallett is arrested for having a Meth lab in his condo. Robert Kraft hops on a jet and tries to talk TFB out of retirement.
However, he falls in love with one of Gisele's friends and stays in Brazil a few months longer than expected.
Belichick names son Steven his replacement. Jonathan Kraft becomes GM. They sign Jamarcus Russell to qb our Pats.
Rob Gronkowski takes a year off to join Professional Surfers Tour. Someone spikes Ahern's brownies with hash and the league pops him for a year.
Patriot fans are distracted by Belichick's failed presidential run. Someone has to replace Obama. Amidst all of the distractions. The squad goes 1-15 and garners the first pick in the 2017 draft. There's your qb.
Mr. Kraft struggles with Portuguese and returns in the spring of 2017 with Tom Brady who wants to go for number 7. Belichick sends Steven abroad to further his education and the Krafts re-hire Bill. Spicoli..err...Gronk returns lamenting the waves and tasty brews weren't what he thought. AHern returns looking like Ray Lewis circa 2000. All is well.
Maybe, I've read a few too many Robert Ludlum books