Another NFL quarterback has an opinion on Tom Brady, the NFL and Deflategate.
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer told NESN’s Zack Cox that eventually everybody has to do what the league says.
“Supposedly the balls went somewhere they weren’t supposed to go,” Palmer said. “There was humidity, not enough humidity, altitude–whatever it was. I don’t know I didn’t follow the story. As soon as it came on, I just turned it off, because I was so sick of hearing about it. Whatever the league comes down upon, and whatever the ruling they make is what they make. You don’t have much of a decision after that. You can fight it for a little bit, but after a while, you’ve just got to abide by what they say.”
Cason Palmer had an interesting take on Deflategate and how Tom Brady has been treated by the NFL. pic.twitter.com/CN7Iaj3pId
— Zack Cox (@ZackCoxNESN) September 7, 2016
High profile quarterbacks have not held their tongue about the result of Brady’s long legal battle against the NFL. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees told For The Win in April that he questions whether Commissioner Roger Goodell should have so much disciplinary power. “There’s a bigger issue at play,” Brees told For The Win. “I think it’s more about the commissioner’s authority to levy that type of a punishment, and him be the unilateral decision maker when it comes to player discipline on a lot of those decisions.”
When Brady’s suspension was removed by a federal judge last season, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers called it “a good day for the players.”
Regardless of opinion, the fact is that Jimmy Garoppolo will be leading the New England Patriots for the first four weeks of the 2016 season.