I know what you are thing, who the hell are you, and why are you talking about the future when we are 6-1? It is always a good idea to have a plan for the future. Fair enough, it may not go as designed, but help the team anyways.
Tom Brady is the face of the franchise, right? He is 33 years old. Steve McNair retired at age 35, Drew Bledsoe retired at age 35, Steve Young retired at age 38, John Elway retired at age 38. So we can only assume that our friend, Tom Brady will retire at age 35-40, or if we narrow it down a little, 36-38. That is in 3-5 years. Since he signed a four-year deal, he plans to retire at age 37 or more. 4 years from now. Now, decline comes with age, and when Tom Brady is the right age, he will go on decline.
Now, if you look at the rest of our roster, which offensive player can you say will be around four years from now? Wes Welker, Aaron Hernandez, and Rob Gronkowski most likely, but we could also see Julian Edelman. Do you really think we can be successful with this? We really need to step-up and draft some offensive players starting one or two years from now. I don't really mind if we let go of the "Air out" offense to a running offense. But, whats the next step after Brady retires?