Tom Brady: There’s no question that TB12 could be the starter for the Patriots this season. Many say his skills are declining and that he isn’t at the very top QB andy more. I wouldn’t buy into any of that. If theres something Tom Brady likes to complete its prove people wrong, and I believe he’s gonna do that this year. A year ago his numbers certainly were down, but given his targets it had been an excellent performance. I do believe if the Gronk is healthy that’ll have the greatest impact on Brady’s season because he’s so valuable in the red zone and draws coverage in the secondary. I also think that rookie receivers Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins will develop. The offensive line can be finding its way back fully healthy. To conclude, I conclude that Tom Brady will have still another great season and will benefit from returning targets and new ones, and could be the top quarterback in the NFL yet again.
Jimmy Garoppolo: I personally hated the pick of Garoppolo in the next round of the years draft. I felt so it may have been spent on a player that can come right in and subscribe to the team much like former second round picks, (i.e. Gronk, Dobson, Deion Branch). I do believe that Brady will play out the ultimate four seasons and I do not think Garroppolo will re-sign after that. However, by learning under Tom Brady, I still do expect him to develop as a quarterback. I do believe that he has very good skills from seeing his tape in college. He’s a smaller QB but features a quick release and is obviously moving his feet. His mobility was beneficial at times for him to pick up first downs and keep carefully the play alive, but also hurt him at times. Sometimes he would run himself into the finish of the play or cause himself to throw off balance and end the play. The offense he played in at Eastern Illinois was very disseminate and pass heavy and always in the shot gun. Garroppolo really never played under center, which means transition to the Patriots offense may be difficult.
Ryan Mallett: For the past three seasons Ryan Mallett has served as Tom Brady’s back up since he was drafted. Heading into the last year of his contract and the addition of Jimmy Garroppolo, many believe he is likely to be either cut or traded before the summer season starts. The Patriots very rarely carry three quarterbacks on the roster. I’ve trouble believing they’ll keep Mallett given the team drafting a QB in the next round. Mallett could be a serviceable QB for an NFL team. HE has learned under among the greatest of all time and he has got the build of a prototypical pocket passer in the NFL. He stands at about six foot five and features a very powerful arm. From the few times we have seen him play one of is own flaws is he over throws receivers and gets only a little to excited and tries to force plays, that leads to turnovers. If he truly wants to stay in New England, he’s gonna have to truly have a virtually perfect camp, and I still don’t think that will be enough.