In the Starting Line-Up
1. If everything is equal, they are always better with Brady."We'll be 8-8 without Brady!".
Maybe so. What do you think they'll be with Brady? Throwing to stone hands Sanu the sloth, slow as molasses in wintertime Harry and a 34 year old Edelman coming off two surgeries?
Yeah, throwing with his bum elbow. At 43. This is comical. Due to multiple bad draft and fa decisions (a second for Sanu one of worst fleecings ever and a first for Harry one of the stupidest overdrafts ever), this team is hopeless.
And no, they're not a fa or two away. Far from it. And the FAs they get probably wouldn't be able to learn genius Josh's offense. You know the draw play out of a shotgun or the triple fake pirouette screen pass. That henius offense. Remember 10 wr screens a game? At least that's gone. Or maybe they can overdraft some large slow slugs. Who needs those 5'10" guys with a burst who can always get open (and run a 4.3). NE wants slugs!
Fly away Brady! Fly away from this trainwreck whole you still have some life in that elbow!
2. If they marginally retool the offense, Brady with a bad offense is probably equal or better.
3. If they load the offense, it 100% depends on the QB. If you really can't find an average QB, then it doesn't matter how good the offense is. If you can find above mid range, yeah you have a shot, but the QB still might lose you an important game or not get you over the hump (again see a Dalton or Romo type, hell even Rivers.
When your best case scenario without Brady could still be bad because QB is such a major variable, you have to consider where you want to place your bets. Do you want to place your bets that we can be a little healthier next year and find a piece in the draft or free agency that will contribute with Sanu learns the system and Harry develops? Or do you want to bet that we can find someone at the position the whole league struggles to find someone in.