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Cris Carter thinks Bill Belichick may force Tom Brady to play for a team other than the Patriots

Bill Belichick, Tom Brady, Patriots, AFC East

Could Tom Brady possibly finish his career playing for a team other than the New England Patriots?

Cris Carter seems to think so.

The Hall of Fame wide receiver says that while he doesn’t think Brady wants to wear another jersey, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick might make it so he has to.

Brady signed an “extension” that wasn’t really an extension at all earlier this summer, as his new deal makes him a free agent after the 2019 campaign and makes it so that New England cannot place a franchise or transition tag on him.

Now 42 years old, Brady is entering his 20th NFL season and has led the Pats to six Super Bowl championships and nine Super Bowl appearances, making 14 Pro Bowls while earning three Most Valuable Player awards along the way.

Brady is coming off of a 2018 season in which he threw for 4,355 yards, 29 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions while completing 65.8 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 97.7.

In spite of the fact that critics questioned how much Brady had left as a result of some second half struggles, the signal-caller put together yet another vintage performance during the playoffs, leading the Patriots to their sixth Super Bowl title.

It’s hard to imagine the Patriots without Brady, but remember: a couple of years ago, there was some chatter that Belichick wanted to roll with Jimmy Garoppolo and trade Brady, but New England ultimately decided to move Garoppolo and hold on to its legendary quarterback.

The Patriots defeated the Carolina Panthers in their third preseason game on Thursday night.