Tom Brady: Uncertainty is the reality for most NFL players, I’m no different

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady‘s new contract with the Patriots allows the team to move on after the 2019 season, if the team so chooses. Brady says he’s fine with that.

Brady said today that the vast majority of NFL players go through life knowing they could get cut at any time, and that’s a part of being an NFL player that he’s willing to accept.

“It’s the reality for most guys in the NFL. I don’t want to think I’m any different from everyone else. Football’s a tough business. It’s a production business. I’m ready to go this year, and that’s really what matters, and that’s where my focus is. It’s a unique situation I’m in. It’s my 20th year with the same team and I’m 42 years old,” Brady said. “I’m really not worried about it. I’m secure for this year — I think, at least, I got some first-team reps out there.”

The reality for Brady is that he’s a legend in New England, and he’s as close to Patriots owner Robert Kraft as any player is with any other owner. It’s probably safe to say the Patriots aren’t going to dump him before he’s ready to retire. But contractually, the Patriots could choose to move on. And Brady is OK with that.

32 responses to “Tom Brady: Uncertainty is the reality for most NFL players, I’m no different

  1. From what I understand the deal frees up 5.5 million so I could see a trade for a WR in the works. Or money for a currently retiredowski type of player. They freed up money and Brady approves so I sort of expect some offensive addition. They could use a swing tackle also. They are loaded on defense. But the offense has been less than stellar so far during open practices they have had.

  2. Capt. Spaulding says:
    August 5, 2019 at 12:26 pm
    I’m pretty certain you’re not winning the Super Bowl this year

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    You said the same thing last year

  3. I’m pretty certain you’re not winning the Super Bowl this year

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    I always wondered what Goodell’s board name was here.

    I am sure you will do what you can, Rog!

  4. Brady will never be cut by the Patriots, let’s get that clear. He’s still the #1 QB of all time, currently the top clutch QB NFL, and top 10 in most stats. Teams don’t get rid of players like that.

  5. Capt. Spaulding says:
    August 5, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    I’m pretty certain you’re not winning the Super Bowl this year
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    Gosh, what a bold prediction – and you still couched it with “pretty” certain.

  6. “I’m pretty certain you’re not winning the Super Bowl this year”

    There’s some low hanging fruit in that comment. No one has repeated since the 03-04 Pats, its very difficult to do so. I expect Brady will be playing in his 13th AFC Championship win or lose though, and most likely the team you cheer for will be sitting on their couches watching him do so along with the fans.

  7. Capt. Spaulding says:
    August 5, 2019 at 12:26 pm
    I’m pretty certain you’re not winning the Super Bowl this year
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    Looking at it big picture you might think winning it 6 times in 18 years would make a player that’s ‘only’ won 1/3 of the Super Bowls played during the course of his career a poor bet vs the field. On the other hand, he has won 3 of the last 5 so it probably wouldn’t behoove you to bet against him.

  8. Brady will play for the Patriots until HE chooses not to……
    That statement based on his physical capacity to do the job he’s being paid to do…..
    IF there is 1 player the Pats would be willing to hold onto one year too long it would be Tom…..& that may not happen for 3-8 years from now!!!!!

  9. From a purely football perspective, you don’t extend a 42 year old player. But from a business point of view, Mr Kraft had few options. Can’t really take a chance of releasing Brady and watch him starting for another team. Plus, Belichick has put together a great team that can carry Brady when needed.

  10. ricko1112 says:
    August 5, 2019 at 12:31 pm
    Brady will never be cut by the Patriots, let’s get that clear. He’s still the #1 QB of all time, currently the top clutch QB NFL, and top 10 in most stats. Teams don’t get rid of players like that.

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    Joe Montana says hello

  11. Most QBs can rest easy on 1 or two great 4th quarter playoff performances. Meanwhile Brady has 2 in 1 year, wins the Super Bowl, and people say it’s time to replace him. Brady hate has gone beyond all known logical boundaries.

    Reality: If you can find a guy who performs in crunch time, you hold onto him for dear life.

    Reality: The LAST QB any NFL defender wants to see under center with 2 minutes left in a playoff game is TOM BRADY. Everyone knows this.

  12. I could see things going either way, but hopefully Brady has at least one more run in him the end is near and he can see it. It’s been a fun ride either way.

  13. Capt. Spaulding says:
    August 5, 2019 at 12:26 pm
    I’m pretty certain you’re not winning the Super Bowl this year
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    If you advise people in any way for a living.. I’m glad I’m not hiring you

  14. He could get injured this year, at least he got some more guaranteed money, but he helped his team out also by reducing the salary cap number this year, they can pick up another player to help and make his job easier. Other quaterbacks should work their salary to make the team better.

  15. Capt. Spaulding says:
    August 5, 2019 at 12:26 pm
    I’m pretty certain you’re not winning the Super Bowl this year

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    Pretty certain isn’t very certain

  16. skawh says:
    August 5, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    1 hit in the right spot and it’s time to spend more time with the family.
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    Just like every other player in the NFL. Otherwise good insight.

  17. Actually Tom, you are different from everyone else. Six chips makes you different. I don’t care if you go 1-15, I will take the good with the bad. You earned the right to go out on your terms.

  18. No. Most don’t have financial security. That is just nonsense. Part of me will be cheering when he he hits the wall, and hit it he will. Father Time is undefeated, and it will show up suddenly.

  19. I’m just concerned that, if TB12 gets injured, the recovery time is going to be longer for him than I think it would be for someone who is not a geriatric QB 🙂 Other than that, I see no reason he shouldn’t be in the top 5 in stats for the 2019 season. Of course, he doesn’t have Gronk to bail him out so it’ll be interesting to see what conspires in Patriots’ camp in the TE department. I’ve gotten so use to the Pats winning it seems an alien thought that they might not win this year. Come on regular season. The Sox are dead and I need something to watch.

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