PFF predicts Tom Brady will re-sign with Patriots
Pro Football Focus predicts that future Hall of Famer Tom Brady will re-sign with the New England Patriots. There are a lot of stories early during the offseason but until Brady decides his next move, that will be the most talked about.
The Patriots and Brady have both been a bit vague about their plans, which has caused some to believe he might choose a new team, like the Las Vegas Raiders.
PFF has heard the talk, but they wonder if Brady leaving the Patriots would really be that big of an upgrade for him.
Let’s be realistic, though: Is Las Vegas really an upgrade over New England? Removing quarterbacks, the Patriots had the most valuable roster in the NFL in terms of PFF WAR, and the Raiders were 29th (New England drops to 12th and Las Vegas jumps one spot to 28th when looking at just the offensive side of the ball). Not to mention, he’d be in a division with reigning Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes as opposed to Josh Allen, Sam Darnold and (maybe) Ryan Fitzpatrick and/or Tua Tagovailoa. Is it possible that Brady is using this whole free agency stunt as leverage to get himself more money as well as to scare New England into investing in his receiving arsenal? Maybe, maybe not.
If the Patriots give more weapons for Brady, it makes all the sense for him to come back, but if they don’t provide him more weapons it would make sense if he looks at other places.
The Patriots tried during the 2019 season to give him enough weapons, but not having Rob Gronkowski really hurt the offense’s production.
The team traded for Mohamed Sanu before the trade deadline but he was mostly a non-factor in the obvious. If the Patriots want to keep Tom Brady, look for them to be ultra-aggressive in bringing in a guy like A.J. Green or Emmanuel Sanders.