Tom Brady responds to whether he’s talked with Patriots about NFL future
The New England Patriots are heading into the offseason with hopes that Tom Brady returns to the next season but there are going to be other teams interested in his services. Ahead of his crucial decision, Brady responded to whether he’s talked with New England about his NFL future, per Mike Reiss.
Jim Gray (on @westwood1sports): Have you spoken to the Patriots?
Tom Brady: “Yeah, I have. I’m not going to elaborate much more than that, but yes, I have. I think that’s a pretty normal thing for me. Again, these are people that have been a part of my life for a very long time”
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) February 2, 2020
For the first time in his career, Brady is going to test the open market in free agency. The future Hall of Famer has spent his first 20 seasons in the NFL with the Patriots and he’s constantly taken pay cuts to remain with the storied franchise.
But as Brady nears the end of his career, he’s looking to receive a contract that pays him his worth. However, this season, Brady had one of the worst seasons of his illustrious career.
As a matter of fact, Brady ended the season with 4,057 yards, 24 touchdowns, and eight interceptions in 2019. In addition, the veteran signal-caller had the lowest completion percentage of his career since 2013. Above all, Brady and the Patriots fell short of the Conference Championship round for the first time since 2009.
Even with the dismal numbers for his standards, Brady is going to be targeted by a few teams once free agency begins. On Sunday, it was reported that both the Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers are interested in bringing him in.
Without a doubt, Brady could very well decide to remain with the team that drafted him in the 2000 NFL Draft. While some people are interested in conversations that Brady has with New England, the ageless quarterback likely won’t reveal what the conversations entail.