Third String But Playing on Special Teams
You know Seattle would've selected him at seventy-five.
I know the Patriots like backup quarterback Brian Hoyer. That was obvious when, as a rookie, the Pats kept just two quarterbacks, and he was one of them. No matter that Tom Brady was recovering from a brutal knee injury.
Still, my story today that focused on the possibility of grooming Brady’s successor didn’t spend a lot of time talking about Hoyer, the undrafted Michigan State product. That is, until I talked with 98.5 The Sports Hub radio host and former Pats backup Scott Zolak.
BostonHerald.com - Blogs: Rap Sheet» Blog Archive » What if backup Brian Hoyer is the answer to replacing Patriots QB Tom Brady?Watching the way Hoyer conducts himself and the thoughts inside the building with Matt Cassel and his development, they feel Hoyer is where (Cassel) was or better," Zolak said. "That he gives them an as good or better chance to win than Matt Cassel did. Cassel had a lot of success here, but they love Hoyer. I think Hoyer’s the guy — flat-out."
So, should the Patriots draft a successor?
"Well, absolutely not," Zolak said. "Then, you elevate a successor. If you go watch The Brady 6, you tell me if it's worth the big investment now, how many people hit on 6th, 7th round picks? It's a very rare thing. But I want to see us get a pass-rusher. You hear people talk about needs, but you don't hear people say we need to throw the ball. As soon as the kid comes in, you know he's going to sit behind Tom. … But if they take a tackle or something at 17, then a Jake Locker or someone is sitting there at 28, the value of the pick is so high, you can't do anything but take him there. That's an Aaron Rodgers-type situation, where the value overtakes the need.
WordMy favorite pick so far.