Tom Brady Reveals His Demands For Patriots
Tom Brady revealed his demands for the Patriots this week.
Brady, 42, is heading into free agency with all the leverage in the world.
As an unrestricted free agent, New England will not franchise tag him and is essentially at his whim when it comes to anything he says or does.
To date, Brady has been closely linked to the Los Angeles Chargers, Miami Dolphins, Las Vegas Raiders, Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts.
Of course, there is also the chance that he returns to the Patriots.
If Brady does come back to the team that drafted him, a certain amount of conditions would need to be met first.
On Sunday, NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport opened up about what those conditions were.
In this latest #Patriots QB Tom Brady update, I mention two factors: Brady’s contract and Brady’s desire for weapons. My understanding is surrounding Brady with more talent is his No. 1 priority for their resources: https://t.co/w9x0aoHVRN
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 2, 2020
First and foremost, Brady wants a competitive financial offer. He has consistently not been one of the league’s top paid quarterbacks, and with this likely being his final contract, he finally wants to be paid his worth.
Beyond that, Brady also wants help. He is tired of being the lone shining spot on the offense and wants the team to go out and get more Antonio Brown-like talents.
The Patriots are reportedly ready to go out and pay Brady upwards of $30 million per year.
So the first condition, seemingly, will be met.
The second condition is a bit harder, as Bill Belichick is unlikely to want to mortgage his future for the sake of appeasing Brady for a couple of years.
Will a deal between Brady and the Patriots ultimately get done before the start of next season? Time will tell.