FOXBOROUGH - Every day, it seems like there is a new rumor about where Tom Brady is going to play during the 2020-21 season. One day, he's definitely coming back to New England. Another day, he's a shoo-in to be a Los Angeles Charger. The truth is, no one has any idea what Brady is going to do except for Brady himself and any rumor seems to be from a sports reporter who just wants to get the "scoop."
However, a flurry of rumors have all flooded in about Brady this morning and they are all being confirmed by one another. This time, the rumors seem like they might actually have some merit. ESPN's Jeff Darlington said this morning that he would be "stunned" if Brady was still a Patriot during the next season of football, as shared by the Boston Herald. The rumors claim that it is unlikely that Brady will come back to New England, largely because the team has not even reached out to him during the off-season so far. Instead, teams like the Colts, Chargers, Raiders, and Buccanneers have been potential suitors and they have all seemed to have more contact with the greatest quarterback of all-time.
Very few all-time great quarterbacks have played for the same team during their entire careers. Peyton Manning played for the Indianapolis Colts and the Denver Broncos. Brett Favre dabbled with the Minnesota Vikings and the New York Jets after the Green Bay Packers. Joe Montana had loyalty to the Kansas City Chiefs camp and the San Francisco 49ers camp. Granted, it would be devastating to see Brady in a different uniform, but I am just trying to rationalize it for myself.
I really don't want to see Brady leave, but he has more than earned the right to do whatever he wants in this league. I wish the Patriots would reach out to him, give him whatever he wants, and surround him with talent. I wish these local sports franchises of ours would just pay their best players. But we have had so many amazing memories with Brady and he's already going to be a Patriot for life. I just don't want to see him retire elsewhere. But right now, it's not looking good.
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