This time last year, former Bulldog David Andrews was an unknown in the NFL.
Now, he’s the starting center for the New England Patriots. Per Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, Andrews beat out Bryan Stork for the job. And according to Howe, quarterback Tom Brady preferred Andrews to Stork.
Tom Brady's preferred center, David Andrews, has won the job. Bryan Stork was released this morning, per source.
— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) August 24, 2016
It was later reported by Ian Rapoport of The NFL Network that Stork had been traded to the Washington Redskins.
Andrews was a star at Georgia as he started at center for three years. But Andrews went undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft. The New England Patriots signed him and Andrews quickly developed a rapport with Tom Brady.
After Stork was injured in the preseason last year, Andrews ended up starting the season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He started 11 games last year before Stork returned.
Tom Brady however will not be taking snaps from Andrews until week five. Brady was suspended for the first four games of the season due to his involvement in the deflategate scandal. Jimmy Garoppolo will be the Patriots starting quarterback when they open the season against the Arizona Cardinals on Sept. 11.