The MVP Quarterback Gives His Thoughts On Jimmy Garoppolo
When the New England Patriots took Jimmy Garoppolo in the 2nd round of the this year's NFL draft -- most analysts were thinking that such a high pick could only mean he is going to be groomed to be the successor to Tom Brady.
The Three-time Superbowl Champion Brady had very little to say after the draft was complete -- along with the organization as a whole on what the expectations were going to be for Garoppolo. After a few weeks have passed on the NFL draft, Brady was interviewed by Peter King about the choice to take a QB at second round along with how he feels about his longevity in the league.
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“I had a pretty good idea we’d take a quarterback,” Brady said. “Coach Belichick doesn’t care who the quarterback is here. He’s always going to play the guy who he thinks gives him the best chance to win. It’s not my role to choose players here, thankfully. And this is not the first time they’ve taken another quarterback either. There’s no entitlement in the NFL. I don’t expect to be given anything. I just hope I’m the one most entitled to play that position for a long time here.”
When Brady was asked about whether he wanted to continue on for a few more years before he retires he replied:
“There’s nothing that can wake me up at 5 o’clock in the morning on a Thursday in May like getting ready for a day of football. I want to play a long time. There’s nothing I like doing that’s close to football. What’ll I do when I’m done playing? I don’t know, but I know it won’t be nearly as fun. I can tell you neither me nor Peyton [Manning] will probably be very far from the game of football when we’re done.”
The Three-time Superbowl Champ was also asked about how he felt with the nine-year long drought the Patriots have had since their last championship win.
“It’s hard to win. Thirty-two teams are working hard to try to win it every year, and we’ve been close … 14-2, the Super Bowl in 2011, the AFC Championship Game in 2012 and 2013. You get to those games, and you have to play your best to win, and we haven’t. I haven’t. We had too many opportunities we missed last year in Denver. And then what it comes down to is only one team really had a great season at the end.”