Tom Brady May Be Done With Patriots, Says Peter King
Tom Brady may be done with the New England Patriots, says NBC NFL insider Peter King.
Over the past couple of months, there have been a lot of rumors about Brady’s future. Some think he will leave the Patriots. Others believe it is a lock he will stay.
With less than a month remaining until free agency commences, the rumors have kicked into overdrive.
Last week, ESPN NFL analyst Jeff Darlington startled a lot of people when he suggested that it was unlikely that Brady would return to New England. He believed that the Tennessee Titans were a far more likely candidate for the future Hall of Famer’s services.
“I’m now at the point where I would be stunned if Tom Brady went back to New England,” he said.
The response to Darlington’s assessment was mixed. Frankly, people simply did not know how much credibility he really had to be making those types of statements.
This past week, King came out and offered Darlington some much-needed support. In the veteran NFL insider’s opinion, people should “listen to Jeff Darlington” when it comes to Brady gossip.
According to King, Darlington is “legitimate inside-the-circle tight” with some of Brady’s closest confidants.
“Everybody wants to make this about Tom Brady and Bill Belichick and their relationship, and to some extent, that dynamic is part of it,” he told King.
“But I also think this is about exploring a new challenge—about reinvigorating himself. I also think it’s as much about the overall experience as it is about just trying to win another ring.”
Where will Brady ultimately end up? We are just a few weeks away from getting our answer once and for all.