Having two good NFL quarterbacks is a luxury. In New England, with Drew
Bledsoe ready to return from injury, the roles had already been set: Bledsoe
was the established starter, and Tom Brady was the up-and-coming backup.
Brady has been phenomenal in Bledsoe's absence, and hopefully he can do the same
thing again sometime.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick, however, has made an unorthodox decision,
making Brady the starter for the rest of the season. What Belichick's move
says is this: Bledsoe is gone or I am gone. It's that dramatic.
His decision serves only to create two camps -- one that thinks Belichick is
right and the other that thinks he is wrong. What's crazy is that the
ramifications from a move made in Week 11 will affect the future of the
franchise. It seems clear that Bledsoe and Belichick don't see eye-to-eye.
Belichick may not want him around, which is unusual since Bledsoe signed a
10-year extension worth $103 million in the offseason.