Tom Brady has been the New England Patriots starting quarterback for two straight decades, leading the team to nine Super Bowl appearances and six titles. The legendary signal caller has signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, creating a need for the AFC East champions at the sport’s most important position.

There’s been speculation that New England might replace Brady with an established veteran. With the offseason well underway, the odds suggest that the Patriots will move forward with a signal caller that’s already on the roster. 

Jarrett Stidham is the overwhelming favorite to be under center for New England in Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season. FanDuel Sportsbook gives Stidham -350 odds to be the Patriots’ next starting quarterback. Stidham is a -305 favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook.

New England selected Stidham in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. He only attempted four passes in relief of Brady as a rookie. One of Stidham’s two interceptions was returned for a touchdown.

Brian Hoyer signed a one-year contract with the Patriots in March. He has +300 odds to be New England’s starter, according to FanDuel. DraftKings makes Hoyer a +1000 long shot to start for the Patriots in Week 1.

Hoyer had two different stints as Brady’s backup in New England. He started one game for the Indianapolis Colts last season. Hoyer has an 82.5 passer rating with 38 starts in his 11-year career.

If the Patriots go outside of the organization to find Brady’s replacement, it’ll likely be either Andy Dalton or Cam Newton that gets the job. Dalton has +1200 odds to be New England’s Week 1 starter at both DraftKings and FanDuel. Newton has +1200 odds at DraftKings and +850 odds at FanDuel.

The Cincinnati Bengals are expected to draft Joe Burrow and move on from Dalton. The Carolina Panthers released Newton, who has suffered season-ending injuries in two consecutive years.

Tom Brady Bill Belichick Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates with head coach Bill Belichick after winning the AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Gillette Stadium on Jan. 21, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Photo: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images