I’m sure all of you with Tom Brady on your fantasy teams were hoping for more than one quarter out of the two-time Super Bowl MVP and the man who holds the single-season touchdown record for quarterbacks at 50, but football is a contact sport and people get hurt. But why did it have to be the Golden Boy, Tom Brady!
After completing a pass to Randy Moss, Brady’s leg was hit, apparently tearing his ACL. If this turns out to be true (Belichick can be quiet about these things), then it’s a season-ending injury. However, it could be smoke-in-mirrors; a slight sprain or bruise that could take a week or two to shake off. Or maybe not. We won’t know until later this week.
Regardless, now it’s time for Matt Cassel to step up. The Patriots defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 17-10 with Cassel in most of the game, but the Chiefs aren’t that good. The New York Jets are better, and so are the Buffalo Bills in the AFC East. With thoughts of Super Bowl revenge melting away, I hope Matt Cassel can be a more than adequate substitute and keep the Pats competitive this year should the worst be true of Brady’s injury.
UPDATE: It’s true — a season-ending injury. Alas! I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the New York Jets early on their first win of the AFC East since the 2002 season (grumble grumble).