The curse of losing a HOF quarterback is that it can take years or decades to find even someone serviceable. Cam ain’t serviceable. If they win with him it’ll be because of the running game and defense.
Franchises need to take as many shots as possible to find the next guy. I’d care about a washed up vet’s reaction if we were talking about anyone else other than Belichick. Hell, BB saved Cam off the scrap head not once but twice. I can’t see Cam being an ass about it, but if he his, BB with cut him or ship him off.
The ONLY reasons not to start Mac is if he’s not ready and it could affect his development, OR if they think he can’t make it through a full season. I haven’t seen much sign that he’s not ready, and the O-line and running game is just as set up to protect Mac as Cam. I’d much rather start figuring out if Mac is an NFL quarterback sooner rather than later. If he’s not. We’ll be right back where we started; the question is we learn that now or have to wait until week 6 of next year. I honestly think the floor for both QBs is the same, although I admit that I firmly believe Cam is cooked. And the ceiling is much, much higher with Mac.