View Poll Results: Where do you think Tom Brady will be at the beginning of next football season?
He'll be under contract with the Patriots 65 76.47%
He'll be under contract with a team other than the Patriots 12 14.12%
He'll still be playing football, but only with anybody who wants to play in pick-up games with him 8 9.41%
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I’m almost exactly one month older than Brady so he is not old.
Being "old" outside of professional sports and being "old" within them are two different things. Unless you're a professional athlete and you're not telling us?
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Being "old" outside of professional sports and being "old" within them are two different things. Unless you're a professional athlete and you're not telling us?
I’m a professional but my profession is one that likely has one of the lowest percentage of athletes.

(Though I was somewhat athletic in high school.)
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The Patriots will get Brady, Belichick, and probably a few more WRs. Hopefully they keep investing in Harry.
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Old 01-08-2020, 11:48 AM
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He said on instagram he is not retiring
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Old 03-17-2020, 08:14 AM
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Brady announced today that he won't sign with the Patriots, and will be entering free agency.
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It's better this way. Pull the band aid off quickly.
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Brady announced today that he won't sign with the Patriots, and will be entering free agency.
He said he doesn't know what his "football future holds", but I can't imagine he posted that if he doesn't have one or two solid offers that he'd be happy with. I'm guessing someone will announce his signing tomorrow.
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Bet the Pats wish they had held on to Jimmy G.
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ESPN is reporting Tampa Bay.

Why?
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ESPN is reporting Tampa Bay.

Why?
They’re willing to pay him $30 million a year.
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They’re willing to pay him $30 million a year.
He could get paid more in endorsements. I could see going to a team that's on the cusp of something good, but Tampa Bay? Why not Pittsburgh?

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It's better this way. Pull the band aid off quickly.
Maybe, but what a shitty week. What's next? Maybe my wife will leave me.

At least I won't need to agonize next season about staying in to watch the game vs. going skiing.
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He could get paid more in endorsements. I could see going to a team that's on the cusp of something good, but Tampa Bay? Why not Pittsburgh?
They weren’t shopping. It was apparently them or the Chargers.

Oh, and for Pittsburgh they still have Ben and plan to start him.

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ESPN is reporting Tampa Bay.

Why?
Because he wants to be paid a comparable amount to other top QBs, something he's never had in his entire career. He wants to be in a system where he has more of a voice in shaping the offence. Because he doesn't really need to win another Super Bowl to solidify his legacy, but winning games in another system will enhance it.

Tampa, the Raiders, and the Chargers were the only teams left in the bidding. And frankly, none of them are real winners.
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I'm crushed, but I wish him nothing but the best. From a logical standpoint, he's clearly in decline and the Pats paying him $30 million did not make sense with their cap status. And from his position, it seems like the Pats are heading into a bit of a "bridge year" situation (credit to Theo Epstein for the phrase, which also presaged disaster when he used it) and I don't blame a 43-year-old QB for not being on board with that project and wasting what could be his last year. It's really nobody's fault, it just is.

But I'm still upset. At least it's something else to think about besides coronavirus.
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