Tom Brady Is Done With New England Patriots
Tom Brady is done with the New England Patriots, that much is clear.
This past Sunday the Patriots suffered their third defeat of the year, losing to the Kansas City Chiefs 23-16.
Brady was underwhelming in the losing effort, throwing for one score, 169 yards and a pick on 19-of-36 passing.
It was yet another lackluster effort by Brady, and a fresh reminder for why the chatter regarding him leaving New England keeps getting progressively louder.
According to Tom E. Curran of NBC Sports Boston, Brady and the only NFL team has ever played for are heading for a separation unless there is a “radical course change” over the next three months.
Brady is going to become a free agent this summer, and there have been a lot of murmurs of him moving out west to replace Philip Rivers on the Los Angeles Chargers.
Brady’s father, Tom Brady Sr., recently confirmed to reporters that his son’s future with the Patriots was uncertain.
“You know, I don’t know,” Brady Sr. told Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald as to whether Tom Jr. will be back in 2020.
“It’s hard for me to envision him playing somewhere else. He wants to play. But ultimately, it’s Bill’s decision.
“Nobody really knows. Bill doesn’t tip his hand. There’s just been insinuations here and there. This is really kind of between those two. They got to decide what they want.”
Either way, though, it is clear that the Brady family would not view leaving New England as the end of the world. It has happened to prominent NFL quarterbacks before, and it could happen again.
“If Bill says he doesn’t want Tommy, and Tommy wants to play, well, Joe Montana went to Kansas City,” Brady Sr. said.
“Just because Bill decides he wants to move on, that won’t dictate Tommy’s future. I’m sure there are a few other teams in the league that would want him.”
Based on Brady’s body language and decreasing productivity as a member of the Patriots it seems like a divorce is nigh.
Is it a certainty? Obviously not.
Are the odds of these two parties shaking hands and parting ways much higher this season than they have been at any point in the past?