Tom Brady Reveals Surprising Plan For 2020
Tom Brady revealed his surprising plan for 2020 this week.
The future Hall of Famer intends to take his free agency process very seriously this time around.
Realizing that this will be his final NFL contract, he wants to ensure that he gets precisely what he wants from whoever is willing to give it to him.
According to CBS Sports football insider Jason La Canfora, Brady has acknowledged to people close to him that he will be taking meetings with organizations other than the New England Patriots.
“It would be extremely surprising if Brady were to agree to any new pact with the Patriots prior to the start of free agency in March, I’m told, and while his process could still result in a return to New England it is far from certain at this point,” the report noted.
“Brady intends to take a methodical approach to his first foray into free agency, as, at age 42, this will be the final contract of his playing career.”
Tom Brady prepared to explore free agency for the first time. What the future may hold: https://t.co/Knq6ZAgpDT
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 19, 2020
Brady has been linked to several organizations outside of the Patriots, namely the LA Chargers, Oakland Raiders, Tennessee Titans, Miami Dolphins and Indianapolis Colts.
While the Patriots are probably still the favorites to retain his services, Brady has given no indication that he will give the team that drafted him any sort of preference. In fact, the future Hall of Famer has gone out of his way not to commit to New England in any capacity whatsoever.
Brady obviously wants a big deal for his next contract, but there are other factors to consider as well.
He is said to want to be closer to his home state of California, particularly becomes he envisions the majority of his post-NFL ventures to take place there.
Brady also wants a situation where he will be surrounded by a sufficient amount of talent – something he felt was lacking with the Patriots this year.
A final decision from Brady should come at some point in the next few months, and when it does, it will likely turn the NFL upside-down.