Tedy Bruschi believes Tom Brady will stay in New England
There has been a whole lot of chatter about Tom Brady potentially leaving the New England Patriots this offseason, with some reports going as far to say that Brady has already made up his mind about moving out of Boston.
However, NFL analyst and former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi says not so fast.
Bruschi says that he believes Brady will stay in New England and that Josh McDaniels returning as offensive coordinator will play a role in his decision to re-sign:
“It’s good (that Josh McDaniels is back). It makes Tom feel comfortable about him being there,” Bruschi said Wednesday on WEEI’s Ordway, Merloni and Fauria. “I think either way, the more I think about it, it’s just the right thing for both parties involved for Brady to return. It’s leverage season and Brady is going to go out there and hear the offers and the offers are going to be elite and people are going to talk about it. The Patriots are going to come and meet him in the middle ground. Eventually, I think Tom Brady is back in New England. It’s not only best for Brady, but it is best for the Patriots. I think that is what is going to happen.”
Brady is coming off of a 2019 campaign in which he threw for 4,057 yards, 24 touchdowns and eight interceptions while completing 60.8 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 88, good for some of his worst numbers in years.
However, in Brady’s defense, the Patriots’ receiving corps were barren this season, which certainly played a role in his lackluster statistics.
That being said, Brady is 42 years old, so one does have to legitimately wonder how much he has left in the tank. It’s just a matter of where we will be watching him play in 2020.