New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels drove the pace car in Loudon, N.H., for the Overton’s 301 NASCAR race Sunday. After Denny Hamlin’s victory, the Boston Herald’s Rich Thompson asked the Super Bowl-champion coordinator whom he thought would make a good race driver among Patriots players.
“[Tom] Brady would be as competitive as anybody,” McDaniels told the Herald. “If you are playing cards with him he wants to kick your butt, and it doesn’t matter what the competition is — whether ping pong or pool.
“If you put him behind the wheel of a race car I’m sure he would try and master that skill just as he has mastered the skills that are really important to him.”
Fortunately for Patriots fans, Brady, who turns 40 in August, has no desire to get behind the wheel for a living. He’s much happier where he belongs — in the pocket — and that’s where he will be outside of Gillette Stadium on July 26 when Camp Belichick opens for 2017.