Thursday marks two decades since Tom Brady got a chance to be the Patriots' quarterback. He never relinquished it. And we'll probably never see anything like him again.
Week 1 overreactions — in either direction — are almost always premature. Just ask these teams.
Belichick has as many Super Bowl rings as a head coach as he does losses to rookie quarterbacks. If he wants to win another with his own rookie QB, then Week 1's loss to the Dolphins offers a couple lessons.
Newton has been subjected to lots of undue scorn over the years. That said, it's hard to see how calling yourself a "distraction" and talking about your "aura" would help your job prospects as an NFL quarterback.
Texas is set to host a slew of Final Fours in the coming years, and the only thing narrow-minded lawmakers in the state might grasp is losing money.