In response to TFB12's comment:
No other QB has done as much with the no big star player talent around him as Brady has done PERIOD!! Gronk has emerged as a big time TE but what good does he do if he isn't on the field? Welker has been a key player, and become a big time player with Brady and has been TFB's crutch because there is no one else when it comes to the huge games.
In the SB the Pats had Welker and that was pretty much it, Gronk was hurt and no other Big Time players yet they almost win after another very impressive season! Last season Gronk out for the playoffs and Welker again was basically the only weapon the Pats had yet they were 1 game away from the SB... Again!
TFB probably won't go down as the Greatest QB ever unless he wins another SB but you gotta admit... TFB is GREAT! One of the Greatest of all time! He had Moss for a while, he has had Welker but this team has never been loaded like the Montana 49'ers were. Had Brady had a couple more big star players surround him on both offense and defense he would no doubt about it be the GOAT! Best EVA!
Let's get a deep threat, keep Welker and get a solid CB and do the SB a couple more times before he retires!
You are correct a 100%. He is a great quarterback, but this thread is more inline with...what if Mallett is a first round talent like rusty claims and what if Brady is so much at fault, like he claims?
in truth, if you trade Brady, it's over. The security blanket, the guy that covers up for free agent mistakes, the guy that makes an average running back look good, the guy that made two tightends multi millionaires is gone..over...see yah. Then what? At least we got something for him and there's some cap space. We are left with a new QB that is considered a first round talent by rusty. We possibly could add much more talent to go around Mallett. We could keep things simple for him - he could make simple reads and go heavy to Gronk...that could land us in the playoffs. As long as the defense becomes super strong and the offense is loaded around Mallett (two things Brady doesn't have) we may win a playoff game. the following season? I think teams will know exactly what/how to stop Mllett, they will see his one read offense and take it away. They will make him reset and move his feet and we will be back in the pack with everyone else. Any mistake made from that point going forward will be magnified 100%. Bad draft? Boom! Bad free agent signing? Can't have it....can't survive it. Bad coaching decision? We'll lose the game. Brady is our magic carpet and we've been riding it for ten years.