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Belichick was a genius all along - He wanted Brady to start, even before Bledsoe got injured

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8 hours ago, Bumbles247 said:

 

According to Charlie Weis, who was the Patriots' offensive coordinator that season, Brady almost went into the year as the team's No. 3 quarterback, which means he wouldn't have taken over as the starter after Drew Bledsoe went down with an injury against the Jets in Week 2.

There's long been a rumor that Bill Belichick liked Brady so much that he wanted to start the sixth-round pick over Bledsoe, but Weis says that's not true.

In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Weis said there was no chance Brady was going to start over a healthy Bledsoe. Weis also added that Brady barely hung on to the No. 2 spot.

"Oh no, no, no, no, [Brady] wasn't better than Bledsoe," Weis said. "In fact he wasn't much better than [Huard]. Bledsoe was clearly the starter. The No. 2 spot, that's where the competition was. We really could have flipped a coin to pick the second guy. We ended up picking Tommy -- but it was really close."

 

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