Any time your team is led by the best quarterback in the NFL, then you already know that you are going to be a successful team. Any time your team's second-string and third-string quarterbacks can shred a defense for 47 points in an NFL game, you know they have talent. Now, when those two players barely have any NFL experience, you know you have great coaches.
Their best move in the NFL draft by far was taking the most pro-ready of the quarterbacks. Mallet was passed on by all 32 teams twice. This move may have ruined a couple franchises for the next couple seasons. You have many teams that reached on quarterbacks.
Ryan Mallet looked amazing through his first preseason game. He was faced with tons of pressure all night, but he always made the right decision. The teams that passed on him in the third round all could've definitely taken him for depth and value—especially the Bills and Cardinals.
He looked very poised in the pocket against a team that was blitzing nearly every down. Mallet looked much better than his competition.
Brian Hoyer is playing much better than he was in college. He displays accuracy, great decision-making and looks like a true student of the game. He looks like he is in better shape and is definitely one of the best young quarterback prospects in the NFL.
With these two guys in the stable, the Patriots are set at QB for the next decade. If this keeps up, I will be expecting to see Mallet or Hoyer being shipped out for a high draft pick.
I am sure Pats fans would all love it if Brady played a little bit longer to see him and Manning in the playoffs a couple more times before they retire. One of the true great QB rivalries of all time should continue for a couple more seasons.
Watch out for these guys. They have two backups that not only can become starters in the NFL, but good ones at that! Watch out for the Patriots to be one of the best teams in the NFL for the next decade!
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