Seriously.Do they move off from Brady before 2019 and still win the SB? It's impossible to answer. But they won. In huge part to Sony and TB. I'll take it. Man we are fucking spoiled.
Draft picks, like any form of player acquisition, are a means to an end. The goal isn't to be the team that drafts the best. The goal is to win the Super Bowl. You draft a guy (or trade, sign, etc.) in the hopes that they can be a contributor on a championship winning team.
At some point, the results of what actually happened need to take precedence over any fixation with efficiency and/or optimal paths.