Predicting each NFL teams starting quarterback on opening day 2019

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New England Patriots: Tom Brady

We start with maybe the most obvious one. At least we believe so. All signs point to Tom Brady returning to New England for what will be his 20th season. There is always the chance he could retire if he captures his sixth Super Bowl this year, but Brady has made it clear he wants to keep playing.

There has been no more secure quarterback job in the NFL in the 21st century than Brady with the Patriots. Since becoming the full-time starter, Brady has only not played in 16 games two times. When he tore his ACL in 2008, and when he was suspended for the first four games in 2016.

Looking ahead, Brady is going to be 42 next season and is scheduled to be a free agent following the 2019 season. Will Brady call it quits after this current contract? Or will his career live to see one more contract?

With no successor plan in place, it will be interesting to see if New England looks to draft a quarterback in one of the early rounds of the draft with the hopes of developing him to succeed Brady. As we remember, the last time they did that, it did not go over well.

The odds of Brady walking away from $27 million is slim to none, and that is why we expect to see him back on the field in 2019. If Brady is to capture one more Lombardi Trophy in the next two years, then maybe the “GOAT” will walk away at 42 years old.