It’s not always easy to stay sharp while working remotely every day. That even goes for those with national sports shows like Colin Cowherd.
Calling the New England Patriots’ moves into question may not be natural for anyone, Cowherd made a particularly egregious gaffe Thursday. New England currently has its most uncertain quarterback situation since Tom Brady established himself as the team’s starter with Drew Bledsoe out back in 2001. While it seemed unthinkable for a while, Brady walked last week, signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
It was one of many big quarterback moves in the NFC South, perhaps the most intriguing division in football after last week. Drew Brees signed a two-year deal to stay in New Orleans and likely finish his career. His backup Teddy Bridgewater signed to replace Cam Newton as the starter with the Carolina Panthers. Brady displaces Jameis Winston, leaving a pair of former No. 1 picks and Heisman winners still in pretty prime years available on the market. Cowherd seemed to forget the Bridgewater part of that equation.
“They also won’t pursue Teddy Bridgewater, who I love, and Andy Dalton, who I don’t, but both are far better than their current quarterbacks,” the FOX Sports Radio/FS1 host said on Tuesday’s The Herd, while discussing the Patriots’ interesting moves over the last few days. The team has signed veteran backup quarterback Brian Hoyer, and cut longtime kicker Stephen Gostkowski.
Colin Cowherd reported today that the Patriots will NOT be pursuing Teddy Bridgewater. That's probably a good idea, since Carolina already signed him. pic.twitter.com/Ro5IxtVzYR
— Funhouse (@BackAftaThis) March 24, 2020
Dalton is still available, of course. Perhaps Cowherd meant to say Newton, or perhaps Winston, but it is very unclear. He also might’ve meant that the team didn’t pursue Bridgewater, instead won’t.
As for the rest of the segment, Colin Cowherd thinks he has Belichick’s thinking figured out. He believes that the Cincinnati Bengals, with Joe Burrow, could still be one of the worst teams in the NFL next year, and Belichick could somewhat punt on this year, develop the new young roster, and then ship out nine picks to take a quarterback like Trevor Lawrence or Justin Fields.
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) March 24, 2020
Of course, that is a huge gambit as well, because no one truly knows who will be at the top of the NFL Draft come the end of the 2020-21 season.