- Aug 2, 2009
What has Bill Belichick done in the last 20 years to suggest thatI would just like to be clear that I think there’s a decent possibility that Newton is good enough to get them to the playoffs. Then what?
Are you signing a 32 year old Newton to a 4
year deal? Are you letting him walk and letting Stidham take over? If Stidham is “the guy” why not let him take his lumps and get the reps in both practice and in games? It’s because he isn’t the guy.
And now you’ve basically spun your wheels as a franchise to hang up an AFC Wild Card banner.
1) Stidham won't start if he earns the job?
2) He manages the roster for Super Bowl or bust?
Bringing in name players to compete is nothing new. While it's hard to know for certain given Brady was the QB for that duration, opting not to tank but rather build the team to be as competitive as possible in a given year (provided it doesn't destroy the future cap/drafts) isn't out of character either.