June 8, 1993

Bill Parcells never showed much timidity when it came to ignoring precedent. So, when asked if Drew Bledsoe might have to spend much time watching and learning during his rookie season, Parcells swatted down that assumption.

“It’s simple,” Parcells said in a Boston Globe interview. “If he’s the best guy, he’ll play. He’s got to beat the other guys out.”

Those other QBs: Scott Secules, Tom Hodson and Scott Zolak.

With all due respect to the also-rans, no one was particularly stunned to see Bledsoe at the controls on Opening Day.

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