Bucs' Tom Brady shocked by young quarterback field: 'I don’t remember this many rookies playing'

坦帕湾海盗 四分卫 汤姆·布雷迪 was feeling nostalgic when he watched all the second- and first-year quarterbacks who took the field this past week, suggesting that like many of the greats that he followed, he would soon be forgotten as well.


I don’t remember this many rookies playing,” he said on hisLet’s Go!podcast Monday. “Even the second-year guys. Tua [Tagovailoa], [贾斯汀] Herbert, [乔] 挖洞, 特雷弗·劳伦斯. [贾斯汀] Fields played a little bit. Trey Lance played a little bit. Zach Wilson is playing. Mac Jones is playing. That’s a lot of young quarterbacks.

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他继续: “Gone are the days of Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers, Eli Manning. 你懂, those are the guys I’m used to hearing about. … I’ll be forgotten here soon. I’ll move on and they’ll be onto someone else but that’s just the way football goes, as does life.

Seems like a stretch to think that anyone could forget the legacy Brady will leave behind but he does have a point with how young the quarterback field is this season.

根据 NFL.com, Sunday was just the second time since 1970 that three rookies started: 劳伦斯, Wilson and Jones. All three lost their Week 1 games but are expected to be playing for their respective teams for a long time to come.

Fields and Lance also made appearances in addition to six other signal-callers from the 2019 和 2020 drafts.

Some of the more “老将” players included Josh Allen, Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnoldall of whom were drafted in 2018.

Brady himself has defied the odds, playing in his 22nd NFL season at 44 and showing no signs of slowing down. He’ll face fellow vet Matt Ryan when the Bucs take on the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday but Brady will have his chance to play the rookies when he returns to New England in Week 4.