Earlier today, the Boston Herald reported that a contract extension between the Patriots and quarterback was “imminent.” Then, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that “two knowledgeable people say reports of deal being in place are ‘inaccurate’ and ‘wrong’.”
The Herald thereafter clarified its story, explaining that “[w]e are reporting a deal is ‘imminent‘ not done.”
Now, Schefter seems to be acknowledging that a deal may be “imminent,” after all. “Just bc people say a story is ‘wrong’ or ‘inaccurate’ doesn’t mean it is,” Schefter said via Twitter. “Ron Borges is experienced. Brady deal could be close. Let’s see.”
It could be a matter of semantics. The Herald said only that a deal was “imminent”; Schefter’s original report disputed that reports of a “deal being in place” are “inaccurate” or “wrong.”
As a result, Schefter’s backtracking (though admirable) may have been unnecessary.
Either way, Schefter now seems to agree that something could be going down soon. Stay tuned.