Originally Posted by PMarsico9
Wasn't referring to you. Fixit is being a tool.
I believe Belichick stuck with Testaverde in Cleveland until he cost him his job.
Bledsoe the next year, if I recall correctly, took Buffalo to the playoffs.
Honestly I can't even hypothetically guess what would have happened. But I will say that he stuck with Testaverde and Bledsoe was a VERY GOOD QB for a few years.
The ruthlessness of how Belichick runs his regime developed as he won titles, I don't know if the results would have been the same now.
Just to be clear, Bledsoe's 2002 was very strong. On par if not slightly better than Brady's.
I was just talking to my buddy in Boston about this very fact: Drew Bledsoe was really a heck of a QB. Way better than he is given credit for.
Me and your buddy part compnay a bit. Drew had a cannon arm but was prone to making back breaking mistakes despite being a veteran. Bledsoe had most of the tools but your friend should remember how Pats fans were continually lamenting that "If only Drew had" [fill in the blank] he would be the elite QB. Brady stepped in with the exact same players and took it to another level. There was a Boston Globe writer (Michael Holley) who wrote at the time that Brady was a phenom in practice and immediately flew past two other back up QBs (bishop and Secules) on the depth chart.