Tom Brady Gets Brutally Real About Patriots Future
Tom Brady got brutally real about his Patriots future this week.
Following his team’s disappointing defeat to the Tennessee Titans on Saturday, the legendary quarterback was repeatedly asked whether he was done.
Without hesitation, the 42-year-old confirmed that he planned to play in the NFL next season. Pressed with potentially hanging up his cleats for good, he referred to the idea as “pretty unlikely.”
Brady also had nothing but praise for Patriots owner Robert Kraft and head coach Bill Belichick.
“I love the Patriots,” he said.
“They obviously [are] the greatest organization and playing for Mr. Kraft all these years and Coach Belichick, nobody has had a better career, I would say, than me, just being with them.
“So, I’m very blessed. I don’t know what the future looks like and I am not going to predict it.”
Brady’s production declined noticeably in 2019 and he was very clearly not the same player as he was five years. That said, New England was also severely lacking in depth on offense and that likely contributed somewhat to Brady’s effectiveness.
“I love playing football,” he continued.
“I love playing for this team. I’ve loved playing for this team for two decades and winning a lot of games. I don’t know what it will be like moving forward, so we’ll just take it day by day.”
Brady has been linked to the Los Angeles Chargers and Denver Broncos, but it is very hard to see him leaving the Patriots and playing in another uniform.
The future Hall of Famer will likely take a little time to think about it before making a final decision on where he will play next year.