One thing’s for sure, there won’t be a battle for the starting quarterback job this training camp, as a hopefully healthy Tom Brady will be back in pads for the first time in nearly a year. But just because Brady is the starter doesn’t mean there won’t be competition and other storylines at the position.
Projected Depth Chart
1. Tom Brady
2. Kevin O’Connell
3. Matt Gutierrez / Brian Hoyer
1. How will Tom Brady, coming off knee surgery, perform the first time in full pads? Where will his confidence be? Will he be his old self?
2. Is Kevin O’Connell ready to be the 2nd quarterback behind Brady?
3. Will the Patriots opt to keep three quarterbacks, or will they stick with just Brady and O’Connell?
Matt Gutierrez vs. Brian Hoyer: The competition for 3rd string quarterback looks to be stiff. Guttierez has a strong arm and is in his third year in the system, while Hoyer looks poised and accurate for a rookie.