Reality is starting to settle in for Patriots fans. The man who led them to six Super Bowls is now a Tampa Bay Buccaneer. The Jarrett Stidham era has begun. In this post, we will examine three areas of how life will be different without Tom Brady. Life In The Post Brady Era Belichicks Faith Jarrett Stidham No one is a better judge of talent than Bill Belichick. Over the year’s Belichick has drafted Richard Seymour, Tedy Bruschi, Logan Mankins, Matt Light, Rob Gronkowski, Devin McCourty, and now Jarrett Stidham. In 2019, the Patriots selected Stidham in the 4th round. After a brief career at Baylor, he transferred to LSU and put up colossal numbers. Scouts raved about his potent arm. A lot of scouts projected Stidham as a starting quarterback in the NFL. Head coach Bill Belichick raves about his work ethic and accuracy.
Whether Stidham begins the season remains to be seen. As in insurance policy, the team resigned Brian Hoyer in the offseason. In 2019, the Patriots released Hoyer, who was claimed by Indianapolis.
Two new tight Ends This year’s draft produced two new tight ends. The Patriots selected Devin Asiasi of UCLA and Dalton Keene of Virginia Tech. Both are known for their blocking skills. Keene is a tireless worker. He can also play in the backfield as an extra receiver. Both Keene and Asiasi will join Matt Lacosse and Ryan Izzo in the tight ends department.
In the offseason Hall of Fame Tight end, Rob Gronkowski joined Tampa Bay. How Belichick and Josh McDaniels coach up should be interesting. Whatever the outcome is Patriots nation will never forget Rob Gronkowski.
Restructured Offensive LIne Life without Brady will be hard to adapt to. If Jarrett Stidham is going to be successful, he will have sufficient protection. This year’s draft class also two additional linemen. Offensive guard Michael Onwenu of Michigan. Onweanu’s strengths are his versatility. during his first two years at Michigan, Onwenu played both the offensive side and defensive side.
With the sixth pick, the team selected tackle Justin Herron of Wake Forest. At 6″5″ 305 pounds, Herron is projected as more of a guard than a tackle. His strengths are his length and footwork. His weaknesses are his run blocking. Both Herron and Onwenu will be work in progress
The Future Replacing Tom Brady will take time. Fans will have to get used to the post_ Brady era. One thing is for sure the team is still coached by one of the best in NFL history in Bill Belichick.