Tom Brady Leaving Patriots Because They Did Not Beg Him To Stay
Tom Brady is leaving the New England Patriots because they did not beg him to stay. That is what the entire decision seemingly comes down to.
On Tuesday morning, the six-time Super Bowl champ announced that he was officially leaving New England. He did so in an emotional social media post, but offered little rationale for his choice.
The rationale came later.
According to multiple reports, the real reason the 42-year-old is departing the only team he has ever played for is because the Patriots did not make re-signing Brady a big enough priority.
The #Patriots stance was the same — what does Tom Brady want to do? Does he want to come back and is this where he think it’s the best place to win? When he never came back… that was where it stood. And Brady posted his goodbye.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 17, 2020
“The Patriots stance was the same — what does Tom Brady want to do? Does he want to come back and is this where he think it’s the best place to win? When he never came back… that was where it stood. And Brady posted his goodbye,” Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network tweeted out.
Tom E. Curran offered a similar sentiment.
“In the end, a tangible effort by the Patriots to keep Tom Brady in New England never happened,” he said.
“No negotiation. Just the intimation that it was on Brady to say what he wanted. For Brady, that stance spoke volumes.”
The question now becomes: what is next for Brady?
Thus far, the Los Angeles Chargers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins appear to be the frontrunners to attain his services.
Los Angeles boasts a good non-football environment as well as a talented wide receiving group. Tampa Bay has even better receivers, strong coaching and less taxes. Miami is a long shot, either way.
Where will Brady ultimately go? A final decision should come down the pipe in the coming days.