Good post... and that was before your very kind words there at the end. That was most unexpected and very generous. Appreciate them very much.
Another way Brady helped them, is that for most of his career, he took deep discounts on his contract. I believe he re-did his deals a number of times. He might’ve saved NE (guessing here) 50-100 million over his career. That money got re-invested into the team. You can build quite a roster when you don’t have to pay your franchise QB top dollar.
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Yes. They did have the most opt-outs. I think most of them are coming back this year which will help if Bill decides to keep them or release them. Many of them are older and are on big contracts so it will be interesting to see what they do.
Brady always gave him the luxury of building a middle class team because he could elevate the talent. It will be much more difficult now without the QB. Perhaps some of our Pats posters could shed light on what they will do at QB. I saw they were not in on Wentz at all and they are not in on Watson or Wilson either so I wonder if they are thinking Cam again? The QB is what did them in the most last year. Cam just didn't have it at all.
BTW, I have been meaning to tell you for some time that I really enjoy your posts a lot. I don't post a ton up here but I do read the site most days and I always enjoy your takes. You really put a lot of thought and solid reasoning behind your points. I enjoy that.
Part of the reason the Pats roster looked so thin, isn’t just because they let Brady go.
8 players, including key staters like LB Dont’a Hightower, S Patrick Chung, OT Marcus Cannon and WR Marqise Lee all sat out last year due to Covid.
I believe New England list more players sitting out than any other team.