Tom Brady’s humble NFL beginnings long ago entered gridiron lore. If his backstory is unfamiliar to you, you’re likely a visitor from another planet.
If you are indeed an alien: The man now widely recognized as the greatest quarterback of all-time began his career as a pro football afterthought, a sixth-round draft pick. There were 198 players selected before the Patriots picked Brady, a small village that included six fellow quarterbacks.
The Warriors had planned to sign Jose Calderon for the remainder of the season, but will instead sign then waive him in order to make room for Barnes.
Barnes, 36, was a member of the Warriors from 2006 to 2008. He’s averaging 8.2 points and 4.6 rebounds over his 14-year NBA career.
The procedure is a minor one for Jones and won’t affect his training camp availability, Rapoport was told.
Trubisky, the top-rated quarterback on NFLDraftScout.com’s board, threw the ball well, showing the efficient set-up and delivery, smooth throwing stroke and accuracy that belies his 13 career starts.
Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes II and California’s Davis Webb also fared well in the afternoon quarterback session. Like Watson, Mahomes and Webb were each surprisingly smooth in their drops despite playing their entire careers in Air-Raid spread offenses. Mahomes has an absolute rocket for an arm and showed good trajectory on the deep ball and post-corner. He does have a three-quarters delivery that will be a concern for some, especially given that he measured in at “only” 6-foot-2.
Webb created buzz at the Senior Bowl and built upon that momentum Saturday. He was especially impressive on the deep dig routes, hitting receivers in stride on the throw some feel is the toughest quarterbacks are asked to complete in Indianapolis because it requires timing with receivers they’ve just met.