Much has been made about the supposed rift between Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo. Brady, the pundits say, doesn’t want to help Garoppolo because the New England Patriots quarterback job will be the superstar’s again after he returns from his four-game Deflategate suspension.
Kurt Warner, a Super Bowl-winning QB himself, doesn’t believe that. The NFL Network analyst told NESN.com’s Michaela Vernava on this week’s “Between the Tackles” podcast that while Brady is a competitor and wants every rep he can get, he ultimately would like Garoppolo to succeed and position the Patriots for a Super Bowl run.
“I just believe, knowing Tom, that he’s going to do everything he can to help Jimmy,” said Warner, who appears on NFL Network’s “NFL GameDay Morning” each Sunday. “Not necessarily being selfish, I think he would help Jimmy to be the best quarterback he can, but knowing that helping Jimmy be the best he can be for these four games helps his team be in position when he takes back over to accomplish the things that he wants to accomplish this year.”
Brady himself said as much last week, noting “I love being with Jimmy” and that he wished his understudy the very best during his four-game stint as the Patriots’ starter. And although Brady can’t communicate with Garoppolo during the suspension, his shadow will be cast in the form of a banner on the Gillette Stadium lighthouse.
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