After the signing of Tom Brady with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the New England Patriots’ quarterback situation became murky for the first time in two decades.
There are rumors that Bill Belichick and the Pats could walk a few steps on draft day to catch Tua Tagovailoa.
Although the idea sounds intriguing, if it doesn’t work, there are several high-level quarterbacks on the open market.
Specifically, Cam Newton and Andy Dalton.
Apparently, the Patriots have no interest either.
If the Patriots are secretly considering one of them, former team director Scott Pioli believes Newton would be the strange man.
Scott Pioli worked for New England from 2000 to 2008 and does not think Newton’s attitude to the sport suits Bill Belichick.
Pioli told CBS Sports Radio:
“The Patriots thing is interesting because I’ve heard a lot of people talk about it,” said Pioli on CBS Sports Radio. “And in my mind, after spending as much time with Bill as I do, I don’t see these two coexisting together … The personalities and beliefs about how the game should be played and played. . . it looks like oil and water. Now, as soon as I say that, what will happen next week is that they will probably sign it.
“But I just see them as very different personalities and very different approaches to the game. Bill understands – he believes in football more than entertainment. Cam believes that football and entertainment are almost equal partners. On this day it is, but Bill has the soul of a footballer and I couldn’t see that one working too well. And if it was, it should probably last a season. “
Pioli raises good points. If Belichick and Brady, who are generally of equal temperament, collided occasionally, there is no doubt that the head coach and Newton would lead on several occasions.
Belichick has probably had enough expensive helmets in his locker room.
The Patriots’ starting star at quarterback is Brady’s replacement for 2019, Jarrett Stidham.
[via The Spun]