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NFL Notebook: What does Bill Belichick really want in the next quarterback?

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We all know that Bill Belichick lucked out with his drafting of Tom Brady (with a big assist from Dick Rehbein). If Belichick had any inkling Brady would be a starter, let alone with the greatest quarterback of all time, Belichick would have selected him before the 199th selection in 2000.

Brady's 20-year run was glorious. So many wins. Six Super Bowl titles. An unprecedented run.

But Brady's consistently great performance also resulted in something else: Belichick never really having to invest in the quarterback position.

Everyone knows the Patriots are at a crossroads at quarterback. Barring a re-signing and transformation by Cam Newton in the offseason, the Patriots will need a new starting quarterback. And that's uncharted