Tom Brady's Shadow
I've been a New England Patriots fan for a long time.
So I wasn't happy when I found out a ways back that future NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady left the Pats and has become a Tampa Bay Buccaneer.
At this point, second year quarterback Jarrett Stidham may become the first string quarterback for the Patriots. Maybe he'll become a franchise QB for New England.
So will Stidham become one of the all-time great NFL quarterbacks in the future?
Nobody knows yet.
But even if he does become a great QB, I think he'll always be under Tom Brady's shadow as long as Stidham plays for the Patriots. The reason I believe this is because even if Stidham becomes one of the greats, I think it's highly unlikely that he'll win anywhere near six Super Bowl titles like Brady did as a Patriot.
I'm not sure anyone will. An unenviable position.
Steve Young, who played for the San Francisco 49ers, was one of the all time great NFL quarterbacks.
But as great as he was, I don't think he ever got out of Joe Montana's shadow. He didn't win as many Super Bowls as Montana did as a 49er.
Whoever replaces Brady in New England, whether it be Stidham or someone else, will always be under Brady's shadow, I believe.
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Brady’s record is just too good for anyone to follow...on the Pats or any other team.
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It’ll be interesting to see what happens to the Pats and the Bucs now though. It has the potential to greatly shift the relative reputations of Belichick and Brady.