Joe Montana gives Tom Brady advice about staying with Patriots
For the first time in his legendary career, Tom Brady could be playing for a team that isn’t the New England Patriots. Ahead of Brady’s monumental decision, Joe Montana extended some advice about staying in New England.
“Don’t — if you don’t have to,” Montana told Michael Silver of NFL Media “It’s a process to go through, and it takes time to get used to the team. I was fortunate because (former 49ers quarterbacks coach) Paul Hackett was there running the offense, and so I was pretty familiar with probably three-quarters of the offense going in. And, if they let [Brady] have his own offense (with a new team), yeah, that makes it a little bit easier. But still, the transition of moving. . . I just can’t see how they would let him leave there, myself.”
Of course, Montana was the longtime quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers from 1979-1992. Over his illustrious career with the 49ers, Montana won four Super Bowls and was a two-time MVP.
But after 14 successful seasons in San Francisco, Montana played his final two seasons in the NFL with the Kansas City Chiefs. As someone who had trouble adjusting to another team later in his career, Montana believes it is best for Brady to remain with the Patriots.
For the first time since 2009, the Patriots weren’t in the AFC Championship Game in 2019. When New England was eliminated in the playoffs, Robert Kraft made it known that the Patriots want him back in 2020.
At 42-years-old, Brady is entering the 21st season of his career. Despite spending his entire career in New England, the most winningest quarterback of all-time could choose to play elsewhere in 2020.
Without a doubt, fans in Foxborough are hoping that Brady takes Montana’s advice to heart and decides to stay with the Patriots.