Weekly Patriots chat set for noon

Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a Patriots chat in the early afternoon. Today's chat is scheduled to kick off at noon.

Over the last few weeks, a question has been asked leading into the chat that has led off the chat.

Today's question will be quarterback-based. Using Ian Rapoport's Boston Herald story as a springboard, when you do you think the time is right to start grooming Tom Brady's successor?

Brady will be 34 when the season begins, and he is signed through 2014. Bill Parcells touched on the topic earlier this week.