Tuesday morning, Tom Brady made a massive announcement, revealing that he won't be re-signing with the New England Patriots this offseason. For the first time in his career, he'll be taking his talents elsewhere.
Brady has been with New England for 20 seasons, and since he became the starter, there's only been one season (2008) that he's missed significant time. Head coach Bill Belichick and the team haven't really had to figure out how to win without him.
With Brady's departure, there are just two quarterbacks left on the current roster. The first is former Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham, who was a rookie last year. Stidham showed some promise in the preseason last year, but he only got four pass attempts in regular season games last year.
The other quarterback on the roster is Cody Kessler. Kessler was a third-round pick out of USC back in 2016. He has experience with both the Cleveland Browns and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
So in short, the Patriots have no experience at the position. But they could hit free agency. Teddy Bridgewater, Jameis Winston and Phillip Rivers are available.
It'll be fascinating to see if Belichick decides to stick with one of his young prospects or go out and find a veteran with more experience. Much of his legacy will be on the line.
As for Brady, while he hasn't given the public any hints, there are plenty of rumors about both Tampa Bay and the Los Angeles Chargers being suitors. Either way, it's going to be crazy seeing him wearing a new jersey.