Did Tom Brady Endorse Lamar Jackson As Eventual Successor On Patriots?


April 12, 2018

Tom Brady, or whoever runs the New England Patriots’ quarterback’s Instagram account, apparently is a fan of Louisville QB prospect Lamar Jackson.

NFL Network Instagram’d a picture of Jackson and Patriots head coach Bill Belichick with a quote from analyst Bucky Brooks.

“I believe after watching DeShaun Watson tear up his defense, he said, ‘I want a player like Lamar Jackson,'” Brooks said.

Brady replied to a comment from Pro Football Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders by typing “(Jackson is) a beast!!!!?”

Jackson took notice.

The Patriots reportedly have shown interest in drafting the Louisville quarterback. Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio attended Jackson’s pro day.

The Patriots need to draft a quarterback to eventually succeed Brady, 41, as a starter. Jackson’s college offense at Louisville was similar to what the Patriots use.

New England has two first-round picks, two second-round picks, a third-rounder and three late-round selections. Jackson could be available when the Patriots are picking first at No. 23 overall, or they could package picks to trade up for a quarterback.

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