The Dolphins announced they have signed tight end Mike Gesicki, the last of the team’s eight draft picks to agree to terms.
That article reported one of the primary sources of tension between the men was Belichick’s desire to groom his next franchise quarterback and Brady’s desire to play ostensibly forever while not going out of his way to help a potential successor.
But if Brady’s family life keeps going this well, Belichick might not have to worry about it much longer. Ever the competitor, though, Brady still talks like he can’t imagine a future off the field.
I am what I am, Brady said. I know my strengths. I’ve improved on some of the weaknesses. And I still think I want to go out there and compete and play with a bunch of 22-year-olds. It’s still a lot of fun.
The Bengals had subpar offensive line play last season and the hope is that Price becomes a foundation of a more capable group in 2018 and beyond.
What Webb admitted could have been an awkward situation last Thursday instead was filed away as another item in the progress report he is building. The second-year quarterback is one of the most fascinating players on the Giants roster, even though the plan for him is to serve as the backup to Eli Manning, historically a non-playing role. If Manning can finish up the final two years on his contract and then give way to Webb, the Giants could be set at the most vital position on the field for another decade.
No one knows if that scenario is plausible or wishful thinking. No one can be sure if eschewing a quarterback with the No. 2 pick in the draft — Sam Darnold was right there, waiting for his name to be called — will be proven prescient or foolhardy. Saquon Barkley may turn into the next great running back, but if the Giants, post-Manning, are wandering in the quarterback-less desert, it will not matter much.