Biggs: Patriots could be in the market for a backup QB | National Football Post I would like to preface this by saying I feel Brady will be ok and under center for Week 1 but I feel like we need a better option at #2. O'Connell needs more time and is better suited in the #3 role for now. I know some will say Cassel was horrible in the preseason last year and look what he did but he was in the system for 4 yrs. O'Connell still has that rookie look and Walter just doesn't have "it." From the available QBs out there I like Tyler Thigpen. He has good size, is a good athlete who moves well in the pocket. He has a strong arm and throws well on the move. He does force some passes into tight spots because he believes in his strong arm and thinks he can fit it in there but overall he's a QB with moxie who I believe an NFL team can win with. Thoughts.