But at the beginning of that era, Brady wasnt the Goat yet, in fact he was just slightly above average.
- Tom Brady was 24 when he first won the SuperBowl, Sam just turned 22. Brady went on to have a fantastic career obviously.
- Brady threw for 2843 yards 18 TDs 12 INTs in his first full season, Sam threw 2865 yards 17 TDs and 15 INTs, and he did it in 2 less games
- Brady was a Pro Bowler only 2x in his first 5 years, now he is a perennial Pro Bowler. Sam has only played 2 years so far.
- Belicheck was 36-44 with career .450 win%, made playoffs once with Cleveland, Gase was 23-25 with career .479 win% with Miami, made playoffs once.
- Belicheck went 5-11 first year with NE, Gase went 7-9 first year with us.
My point being that success HAS to begin somewhere, we dont know if it's starting for us or not, but it's better than it has been in the last 3 or 4 years. Everyone on here expects instant success overnight, that's not realistic, nor does it ever happened in the NFL consistently. We are just impatient.
I'm old enough to remember when the Patriots sucked, Ravens sucked, 49ers sucked, Seahawks sucked (forever), Chiefs sucked, Vikings sucked, Titans sucked, Bills sucked (forever), Texans sucked (forever), Eagles sucked, and now every one of those teams is in the playoffs. None of those teams became good magically in one season, not even the Lamar Jackson Ravens.
We will NEVER be good if we give up on young promising QBs after 2 years or coaches after 1.