Joe Brady: He has not proven anything yet
Some people may disagree with me on this one but I was always against hopping on the Joe Brady hype train so early because of this. Simply put, I do not think that Brady has even proven to be this offensive genius that some say he is, let alone be an NFL head coach.
Brady is getting a lot of love because of his involvement with the 2019 LSU Tigers, who are arguably the greatest college football team of all time. Brady came in as the passing coordinator and Joe Burrow set records.
However, look at how talented that team was. Burrow proved that he belonged in the NFL right away before getting hurt, Justin Jefferson broke rookie receiving records, Ja’Marr Chase is going to be a top-10 pick in this year’s draft and Cylde Edwards-Helaire as already turned into a difference-maker at the NFL level.
This is a classic case of giving a coach too much credit simply because he was involved in something that was bigger than him that was special. Yes, Brady absolutely was a part of that and deserves some credit. We should not give him a head coaching job because of it.
I don’t even think he was that impressive this season either. Yes, Teddy Bridgewater had a career year but he also has not played in multiple seasons after tearing his ACL. Of course, a talented quarterback would play better in his athletic prime than he did as a young quarterback.
Yes, they dealt with injuries and lost Christian McCaffery, but they still were not that great offensively. Brady needs more time under his belt before I buy into him being the guy that some say he is.