You would think this was a stupid question but when you read threads about whether the Pats can draft well in round three(!) or whether they can draft a D lineman or DB (as opposed to other positions) or whether they just simply dont draft well (of course no COMPLETE comparison is given against either the league or any specific team - except when it was brought up that a study was done and had the Pats at either #5 or #6 in drafting in the league long term)... well, then this question seems to be worth asking.
Regardless of trolls and fantasy football fans (of which there are many here) it is clear the Pats draft well though not spectacularly. They have their share of hits and misses LIKE EVERYONE else. BUt in the end they do a good job. And most importantly they do a GREAT job in putting together 53 man rosters.
And for those of you who think it is ALL TB, football, like it or not, is hugely a team sport. History is filled with excellent QBs who won nothing because of the teams they were on. From Marino (who got to ONE SB and lost) to Archie Manning (a truly GREAT QB - who should be in the HOF - who played for a horrible team year in and year out) to so many others...
TB is truly exceptional. You could make a case for him as #1 all time... impossible to say who is but there are only a few you can make the case for. But like EVERYONE ELSE who ever won a championship in the NFL and especially anyone who won multiple championships, they all had good teams and would never have been there had it not been for the team.
Poeple here talk about a bad secondary or bad pass rush or, as in 2006, bad WRs, etc. If it were only about the QB then none of that would ever matter. But it does.
BOTTOM LINE: Pats have had an truly amazing run over the last 12 years or so and it looks like this run is not yet over. BB and TB have been at the heart of it. But it has taken a solid team to accomplish what they have done. Good drafting, even better 53 man roster, good coaching (though BB has had some bad games and some were BIG games) and great play at QB (though TB has had some bad games and some were big games).