After nearly two years “deflategate” has come to an end. We had so much fun with it. We learned so much about footballs, cell phones, PSI and how much of a true asshole good ol’ Rodge really is.
So Brady misses four games. Big deal. He missed an entire season in 2008 and the Patriots survived. They will survive again.
Think back to 2001. What if Mo Lewis hadn’t taken out Drew Bledsoe? What if Bledsoe had been a phenomenal QB? How long would Tom Brady have been sitting on the sidelines before shuffling off to Buffalo, or worse yet, the fucking JETS? Where would he be now? Where would the Patriots be?
Now think to the future. It could be this year, one year, five years, ten years. Who knows how long Brady will actually be able to keep playing. You never know when something worse than a four game suspension may occur. Wouldn’t it be good to have someone there to back up Tom, just as he was there to back up Drew? I’m not saying the torch is being passed. Far from it. I think everyone is quite aware Brady still has plenty of gas left in the tank. What I’m saying is that “everything happens for a reason”. Because of the suspension we will get a real look at Jimmy G and see what he will be able to give the Pats. For now Jimmy G is the future QB of the Patriots. Wouldn’t it be good to know if he is the right one?
If the suspension had never happened, we would never know.