Tom Brady isn’t getting any younger so the New England Patriots must look for his successor in the 2019 NFL Draft.
With one April Fool’s tweet on the inauguration of his Twitter account, the almost 42-year-old quarterback gave fans a brief heart attack as he announced he was calling it quits. It was just a joke, but it put the team’s current lack of a Brady successor to the forefront.
As Brady is expected to play beyond 2019, there is no guarantee. The team has yet to give him an extension and at his age, he can wake up any given day and decide his body just can’t take it anymore.
With rumors that the team is in on Arizona Cardinals second-year quarterback Josh Rosen, the team appears ready to address a succession plan for Tom Brady. If not through trade, they certainly have to have their eyes on a couple of quarterback prospects entering the 2019 NFL Draft.
Unless they feel last year’s seventh-round pick Danny Etling is the next coming of Matt Cassel (the 2008 version), then the New England Patriots must take a quarterback with one of their top selections like they did when they selected the first vision of a Tom Brady successor in one Jimmy Garoppolo.
Who fits that mode in this year’s draft?
Well, here’s three prospects the New England Patriots must draft in hopes of finding the next guy.