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