If you're one of those people who believe that Jameis Winston would be one of those guys to replace Brady, I wouldn't be putting your money on a quarterback swap between the Buccaneers and the Patriots.
As most of you are aware the New England Patriots are now in need of a new quarterback. I don't think I have to get into all the details, but I'm sure you remember last week Tom Brady announced on Instagram that he was leaving the New England Patriots, and then he signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I am still going to stand my ground that at this time I believe the New England Patriots should go with Jarrett Stidham as their quarterback. When you think about it, what do they have to lose in the 2020 season? I think that most Patriot fans will give the Patriots a pass on whatever happens this year as Bill Belichick tries to rebuild this team without going into full tank mode. That being said, it's easy to see they should just go with Stidham. But, there are some people who believe that the Patriots should be trying to go out and find a decent quarterback to replace Tom Brady. Of course we have to keep in mind that nobody will ever be able to replace Tom Brady, but perhaps the Patriots could look at a couple of the veterans on the market and try to have some success this season.
If you're one of those people who believe that Jameis Winston would be one of those guys to replace Brady, I wouldn't be putting your money on a quarterback swap between the Buccaneers and the Patriots. At this time it doesn't look like that he'll be heading to Foxboro. Mike Girardi of the NFL Network said that a high-ranking official in the club have confirmed to him that it's unlikely at this juncture that they will be pursuing Jameis Winston as the next quarterback of the New England Patriots. I think we all know this, but that same high-ranking official reminded everybody that Bill Belichick has always valued protecting the football, and away from his 30 interceptions last season, Jameis Winston has made a career turning over the ball with 88 interceptions throughout his first five-years in the league.
Winston may be one of those quarterbacks who never develops into a superstar. He led the NFL last season with 5109 passing yards, but the 30 interceptions was probably the biggest reason that the Buccaneers decided to move on from their young franchise quarterback for Tom Brady who has only thrown 29 interceptions in the previous four years combined. it also appears that Jameis Winston will probably need to find a spot as a backup quarterback because most teams either have their starting quarterback or plan on finding them in this year's draft.
Like I said at the top, I fully expect the Patriots to go forward with Jarrett Stidham as there starting quarterback this season. They can keep Cody Kessler as their backup, and perhaps bring in another lower level quarterback to compete with Kessler as the back up quarterback. If Bill Belichick really wanted to make a splash and find a veteran,he could look at trading for the Cincinnati Bengals Andy Dalton. The Bangles are believed to be selecting Joe burrow with the first overall pick in this year's draft, so they have no need to hold on to Dalton. The Carolina Panthers also have Cam Newton on the trade block, but if I were the Patriots I wouldn't be rushing to make a trade because the rumours are that the Panthers may just have to cut him because they're not able to find a trade partner at this time. If the Panthers did cut Newton, then Belichick would be able to approach him as a free agent and possibly offer him less money than he would have made via trade, and bring them in to compete with Stidham and Kessler for a spot on the team.
I would be much more comfortable with the Patriots going with Cam Newton if it wasn't for all his injuries. Obviously when he's at his best, we've seen how good he can play. We've seen him win the MVP for the NFL, and he's also brought his team to a Super Bowl, even though he was routed pretty good when he was there.
Considering that the Patriots just signed Brian Hoyer, it seems even less likely now that the Patriots will be in the market for a quarterback during free agency. Regardless of what decision Bill Belichick makes, it won't be hasty, and he's not going to sign just anybody because Tom Brady left for Tampa Bay. Bill Belichick will sit around, see who's available, look at the draft, and figure out what's good for this year, and what's good for the future, and make those decisions going forward. I think the only thing that we know for sure right now is, Jameis Winston will more than likely not be a Patriot this season, and if I was going to be honest with all of you, I have no problem with that whatsoever.