Tom Brady’s injury, while not severe, made many think today about what would happen should the quarterback go down with an injury.
When Brady went down with a knee injury in Week 1 of the 2008 season, backup quarterback Matt Cassel filled in quite nicely, throwing 21 touchdowns while completing 63-percent of his passes for 3,693 yards, leading the Pats to an 11-5 record.
But what would happen five years later, in 2013? Who would step in and get the snaps? Would Ryan Mallett or Tim Tebow be able to step in and take the load?
“I think they would initially go with Ryan Mallett,” said Greg Bedard on "Uno Sports Tonight." “He’s certainly talented from what we’ve seen so far.”
Mallet has played just four games in his first two seasons in New England, completing one of four passes for 17 yards with an interception.
Tebow has started 16 games in his NFL career, going 8-6, but has completed just 47.9-percent of his passes. He can make things happen, however, with 989 rushing yards on 197 attempts, scoring 12 touchdowns.