Move over Rob Lowe.
There’s a new breaker of quarterback news.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady seemed to know Wednesday what was announced this morning, that Matt Cassel is starting for the Vikings instead of the injured Christian Ponder.
During a discussion of another of his former backups, Cleveland’s Brian Hoyer, Brady mentioned it casually.
“Yeah, we have a great relationship and a very close relationship,” Brady said, in comments distributed by the team. “The backup quarterback, there’s only been two of us, Brian and I at one time and now myself and Ryan Mallett. We have a great rapport. I’m friends with all those guys. Matt Cassel I talk to – he may be starting this weekend.
“Brian, we text back and forth and talk with him. It’s great to see him and it’s hard work really pays off and guys that stay at it and are mentally tough, always trying to do the right thing, like Brian has done, like Matt has done, like Ryan Mallett has done, it’s great when they finally get an opportunity to play.”
We anxiously look forward to more of his reporting.