Volin On Toucher & Rich: It’s Still Too Early To Be Drafting Brady’s Successor

April 3, 2014 2:44 PM
Volin On Toucher & Rich: It’s Still Too Early To Be Drafting Brady’s Successor
BOSTON (CBS) – Top quarterback draft prospects Teddy Bridgewater and Johnny Manziel were in town visiting the Patriots yesterday, which led to widespread speculation (and panic) about the amount of time Tom Brady has left to play at an elite level in the NFL, and the all-important “succession plan.”

" The fact that New England brought in these players at all (something they’ve never done before) is telling, proving the process to find “the next guy” is already underway.

However, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe doesn’t think that’ll manifest itself for another couple of years.

“It’s a tricky one. Obviously Tom Brady has meant so much to your franchise, so do you want to be the guy that tells him, ‘Hey we’re drafting your successor now’? Brady thinks he can play well into his 40′s, and so far he’s not shown any signs of slippage. I thought last year he was as good as ever pretty much, so I still think it’s a little too early to be drafting his successor "

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