Last night I heard someone at ESPN talk about the dilemma the New England Patroits will have at the end of this season. The Salary Cap will take 28M between Tom Brady and Matt Cassell. Matt Cassell had played well, although nobody can be expected to fill in Brady's cleats entirely. Cassell had a couple of 400yrd games - which usually only the great ones do (but not always). He will be a free agent and will start from somebody.
One the other hand, Tom Brady is last year's MVP - only QB to throw 50 touchdown passes in a single regular season - has three Super Bowl rings and MVP in two of them. Now for the great unknown: his knee injury is about as severe as they come with damage to his ACL, MCL, and infection....four surgeries so far.
He has not been working at rehab like he did earlier in his career...been in Spain with Gisele (kind of hard to resist
So what do the Patroits do? Let Cassell go? Keep both quarterbacks, limiting the money for an aging team? Or....trade Brady to a team that badly needs a quarterback, and get a fist full of draft choices to rejuvinate the team?