Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Free-Agent Fit: Quarterback
By Mike Rodak
(Student assistant Mike Rodak continues an early position-by-position look at free agency with the Patriots. Because free-agency rules are unclear based on the uncertain collective bargaining agreement, the 2010 rules were used to compile the information. Teams may also restrict some of these players with the franchise tag.)
KEY CONSIDERATION: Last spring, Brady’s then-expiring contract was a hot topic of discussion. Brady signed his long-term extension in September (through 2014), keeping the position set for the foreseeable future.
WRAP IT UP: The Patriots have gone with two quarterbacks on their roster for the past several years, and there is little chance that will change. If a third quarterback sticks, it will likely be a draft selection.