Report: Tom Brady puts his Boston home on the market

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Regardless of whether Tom Brady plays for a different team in 2020, the circumstantial evidence is mounting that this could be his last year with the Patriots.

Beyond the decision to hire WME for non-football projects and a new contract that makes it even easier to have a clean break from the team after this season, Brady reportedly has put his home in Boston on the market.

Via Tom Curran of NBCSportsBoston.com, Brady and wife Gisele Bundchen have listed the home for $39.5 million.

Curran notes, citing the New York Post, that Brady and Bundchen have been looking for houses in Greenwich, Connecticut and in Alpine, New Jersey.

Their current mansion, located in the Brookline section of Boston, was built after Brady and Bundchen secured approval from the local zoning board to build the home.

They previously built a home, complete with a moat, in L.A. In 2014, Brady and Bundchen sold the L.A. mansion to Dr. Dre for $40 million.

None of this means that 2019 will be Brady’s last year with the Patriots. But each little nugget will serve only to enhance the perception that Brady is making plans for a future that will be unfolding sooner than later.

108 responses to “Report: Tom Brady puts his Boston home on the market

  1. Doesn’t mean much. If Brady plays well, he continues to play well and will be the guy for the next 2-3 years.

    Giselle wants to do whatever it is she thinks she needs to do and wants to be in NY.

    I don’t know why you’d want to move your kids out of their schools, but this is Brady and Giselle. They’re weird.

  2. This should be fun…..
    Time for the naysayers & chicken littles out there to tell us all that the sky is falling, the sky is falling!!!!

  3. Giselle just wants to be closer to NYC where there’s a lot of action in the fashion world and her work.

  4. He’s 42. It’s day to day, year to year. Pats fans know that better than anyone. The team has a chance to be really really good again this year. We’re enjoying that while it lasts and expect no more than that.

  5. Uhh ohhh, I think those Tom Brady for life x6 hate us but you ain’t us people are gettin worried now….

  6. This is pointless speculation. They don’t have another QB who knows the system like Brady, and who is capable of executing it. Why would they move on from a guy who just won (yet) another Super Bowl?!

  7. He may stop playing, but I’d be absolutely dumbfounded if he ever played for a team other than the Pats.

  8. The real estate market is starting to have it’s first negative turn in 7-8 years. It’s starting first in the big cities and will spread from there. Seattle just posted it’s first decline in a decade. The worst declines are in the luxury sector. It makes sense to sell now, and Brady has always spent a lot of time in NY. Whether that is due to his own interests or his wife’s, it doesn’t matter. She has supported him and it’s getting closer to the end. Tom is just taking steps to hold up his end of the bargain. It’s not over and I don’t think it affects his plan to play 4 more seasons, but he can commute easy enough from NY, and he will likely keep another property in the Boston area until he is done playing. Actually he may keep a property there for quite some time since he has the TB12 Training Facility there.

  9. Drew Brees has had not 1 but 2 contracts where years were voided. It’s not an uncommon occurrence. He’s a free agent also after 2019.

  10. aarons444 says:
    August 6, 2019 at 10:47 am
    Playing for the 9ers, he might finally do something to equal Joe Cool.
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    Since we are talking about a guy moving into his last few seasons in order to equal Joe he’d have to go to KC and start breaking down. Last anyone looked they seemed pretty set at his position.

  11. That seems high. The tax-assessment value is a mere $16 million. Maybe he should throw in one of his extra Superbowl rings.

  12. Genuinely curious and looking for feedback from Pats fans – what is the Patriot’s Plan B at quarterback if they lose Brady to near term injury or retirement? Is their next starting QB currently on the roster?

  13. Of course, everything Brady does now has to be about leaving and his new contract. Why? Tom Curran is pushing the narrative. And you believe him.

  14. “what is the Patriot’s Plan B at quarterback if they lose Brady to near term injury or retirement? Is their next starting QB currently on the roster?”

    No I don’t think so. They’ll deal with Hoyer through any injury period this season and likely draft a Brady replacement next draft.

  15. footballismybusiness says:
    August 6, 2019 at 10:54 am
    Genuinely curious and looking for feedback from Pats fans – what is the Patriot’s Plan B at quarterback if they lose Brady to near term injury or retirement? Is their next starting QB currently on the roster?

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    Same as it’s always been: Next man up.

  16. I’m a die hard Pats fan, but I think this is a very bad sign. Maybe he cashes in big to make up for all the umdermarket deals. He just hired an ouside PR firm. Maybe it’s his last year

  17. >>>He may stop playing, but I’d be absolutely dumbfounded if he ever played for a team other than the Pats.<<<

    I agree. He's not playing for anyone else. He's doing the smart thing and preparing ahead of time for the eventual ending of his career whether it's after the 2019 season or a season or two after it.

    It can take awhile to push a house like the magnitude of something like his must be like so he might as well get a head start on it. He certainly has the money to rent whatever he wants or needs for his remaining time there.

  18. footballismybusiness says:
    August 6, 2019 at 10:54 am
    Genuinely curious and looking for feedback from Pats fans – what is the Patriot’s Plan B at quarterback if they lose Brady to near term injury or retirement? Is their next starting QB currently on the roster?
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    There is currently no plan B. Which will make Brady’s departure next year his scarlet letter if he decides to leave. He already forced the Pats Plan B to San Francisco be going over Belichicks’ head (be that right or wrong). If he leaves the Pats with no heir apparent it will be forgotten eventually but not anytime soon.

  19. footballismybusiness says:
    August 6, 2019 at 10:54 am
    Genuinely curious and looking for feedback from Pats fans – what is the Patriot’s Plan B at quarterback if they lose Brady to near term injury or retirement? Is their next starting QB currently on the roster?
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    Does any team have their next starting QB on the roster? Maybe a couple who are grooming QB’s but few with a starting caliber QB has the “next starting QB” on their roster.

  20. aarons444 says:
    August 6, 2019 at 10:47 am
    Playing for the 9ers, he might finally do something to equal Joe Cool.

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    Brady has made it to the SB nine times…..why was Joe only able to make it four?

  21. footballismybusiness says:
    August 6, 2019 at 10:54 am
    Genuinely curious and looking for feedback from Pats fans – what is the Patriot’s Plan B at quarterback if they lose Brady to near term injury or retirement? Is their next starting QB currently on the roster?
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    Can pretty much guarantee if he gets injured their next QB is currently on the roster. lol

  22. footballismybusiness says: Is their next starting QB currently on the roster?
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    Stidham could well be it – if given the same 2-3yr program that JimmyG was put through. He looks to have similar potential to JimmyG (looks similar too) but looks more solid/durable.

  23. They built their LA mansion for a photo shoot in Architectural Digest then sold it. Sounds like they did something similar with this house.

    If I was that rich, didn’t drink, and went to bed at 8:30 every night, I would probably build mansions for fun as well.

  24. cadreamer1969 says:
    August 6, 2019 at 10:53 am
    Drew Brees has had not 1 but 2 contracts where years were voided. It’s not an uncommon occurrence. He’s a free agent also after 2019.

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    Not to mention, a new CBA needs to be written into stone. This is what happened to Randy Moss before 2011. You don’t give an aging player a massive deal going into a potential work stoppage. I am not saying that is going to happen, but as long as Brady is cool with these 1 year option David Ortiz type deals before he hangs em up, then fine.

    Brady got his huge deal with Brees in 2010 as a show of solidarity for the union, but at their ages now, that’s simply not a reality.

    This house business screams Giselle wanting to get back to here career and being closer to NY, allows that to happen.

    The last part I find a bit annoying as a fan. No offense to her, but she’s been annoying for 10 years from a fan’s standpoint. She wears the pants and for a while there, had Brady’s mind somewhere else where he was distant and playing like crap in postseasons from 2007-2013.

    It’s why BB drafted Garoppolo. Pats fans are all Brady fans, but this Giselle ego business we see a trickle down effect thing from, is a real thing. She’s likely very jealous of his career successes and attention he gets, outside of the fact she does still make more money than he does, but she wants that attention. That’s been on the backburner with mommy duty and Tom’s career.

  25. The real estate market is starting to have it’s first negative turn in 7-8 years. It’s starting first in the big cities and will spread from there. Seattle just posted it’s first decline in a decade. The worst declines are in the luxury sector.

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    Bingo. It’s about the money, just like the baller house in LA that they built and quickly sold to Dr. Dre. The question is: How big is the market in Boston for such a home? It might take a while to sell.

    Fear not Pats nation, Tom and Gisele can afford a nice rental in Boston for as long as they need.

  26. Mr Kraft could buy the house and rent it back to Brady for the next 2-3 years. Just saying. I believe Mr Kraft is the one that wants Brady to retire a Patriot. Belichick is just being a loyal employee and going along with Mr Kraft’s decision.

  27. Trollin Ben Volin says it’s off the market….

    That Brady listing on Zillow now says “off market” and “not currently for sale”

  28. Has Brady bought a home in Washington D.C. yet? He’ll be living in the Beltway with the other politicians after his NFL retirement.

  29. One possible theory is that Brady intends to playt just one more year, but to avoid one of those prolonged, look-at-me, Derek Jeter style farewells he isn’t telling anyone and will just move on quietly after the season.

  30. footballismybusiness says:
    August 6, 2019 at 10:54 am
    Genuinely curious and looking for feedback from Pats fans – what is the Patriot’s Plan B at quarterback if they lose Brady to near term injury or retirement? Is their next starting QB currently on the roster?

    5 1 Rate This

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    For now, it’s Stidham development. Since BB worked with Garoppolo everyday since BB drafted him in 2014, not sure what Brady’s top desires were after a run of subpar postseasons from Brady himself, I would guess it’s that recipe.

    Brady wants to play until 45. Great. Maybe he can and will. But, why would BB just wildly toss that kind of money so arbitrarily at any player?

    Is Brady different? An argument can be made. Does BB want to possibly jeopardize the franchise past Brady? No. Cap hell is a real thing and NE has never been in it.

  31. He’s decided to be “with the people” and is going for a triple decker in Chelsea or Lynn.

  32. It is amazing what people jump on, cling to, worry about and finally hate on when it comes to Tom Brady and the Patriots.

    Tom Has never held out for more money.

    The team has always had enough money to support a winning and depth oriented team philosophy. because Tom isn’t taking all the money…aka. Aaron Rodgers, Kirk Cousins, Jimmy G, Matthew Strafford, Russel Wilson and so on…. Thos contracts will hurt in year 2 & 3 for each team….bank on it.

    Tom has never discussed salary negotiations in public and has never told blatant untruths or lies, and this is confirmed when everything comes to light.

    Tom has played his whole career for a team that took him last in the draft of all QB’s.

    He is on record as saying that he takes less money because winning is more important than being number 1 in salary. This is said each time salary is brought up. Not a one time thing Tom walks the talk.

    He told Mr. Kraft that we was the best draft pick he ever made and would prove it.

    he has done what no other player ever has. 6 Rings

    He holds every record of consequents in NFL Playoff history.

    He Loves his family and has never been in the news because of off field events in his private life.

    He has his own charitable foundations he supports each year.

    So when he says he wants to play until he is 45, and wants to finish his career as a Patriot…… Then Why …. why can’t we just take the man at his word and leave all the rest of this busy body… dire attempts at making up foolish headlines????

    Let the man be folks and watch history once again unfold this season, Because someday it will end. Nothing new or news worthy in that statement because it is fact. But for this year…2019… we can enjoy yet another season with Tom. Sto the BS and enjoy the ride…

  33. so this is the end of Boston pro teams .
    6 out of nine Super Bowl wins
    4 world series wins
    1 nba championship
    1 Stanley cup win
    I will regret the last 18 years until I die.
    Oh what a waste watching 12 duck boat parades

    even if the last sniff of a championship season was last year so be it . Man oh man what a ride it has been . Thank you Mister Brady and company for making our fall and winter sundays so enjoyable these last 18 years.

  34. I despise the Patriots, my crappy team has been looking up at them my entire adult life! I can’t stand Tommy, but there is NO chance Tom Brady ever plays for another team! These articles about Brady playing elsewhere next year are a major reach by the media, I guess there isn’t enough to talk about with a new season coming up.

  35. But but but.. I thought 95% of pats fans actually believed Brady would play at an elite level until he’s 65 and he would win 10 more super bowls? Looks like the train will be pulling into the station sooner than everyone thought.

    Oh, and next time your team is in overtime in the Super Bowl or AFC Championship, don’t count on the football gods to bail out your team again by letting you win the coin toss and not having to play defense at all.

  36. So when he says he wants to play until he is 45, and wants to finish his career as a Patriot…… Then Why …. why can’t we just take the man at his word and leave all the rest of this busy body… dire attempts at making up foolish headlines????

    Let the man be folks and watch history once again unfold this season, Because someday it will end. Nothing new or news worthy in that statement because it is fact. But for this year…2019… we can enjoy yet another season with Tom. Sto the BS and enjoy the ride…

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    The disgusting and despicable Boston media. That’s why. People outside of NE scratch their heads. IN other markets legends are treated with respect and gushed over. In Boston, their private lives and other aspects to their lives are fair game.

    Ted Williams hated being in Boston for this very reason and that was pre World War 2!

  37. SWFLPC.INC says:
    August 6, 2019 at 11:14 am
    aarons444 says:
    August 6, 2019 at 10:47 am
    Playing for the 9ers, he might finally do something to equal Joe Cool.
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    Brady has made it to the SB nine times…..why was Joe only able to make it four?
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    Probably because he didn’t have a generational head coach like……oh never mind. Maybe it’s that he didn’t have any star receivers to throw…..nope, not that either.

  38. LMAO, further proving the massive inferiority complex Boston has towards NYC, not to mention Brady already owns a place in Manhattan, and now they are leaving Boston for good, what does that say? Even he can’t stand it there hahahaha.

  39. jonathankrobinson424 says:
    August 6, 2019 at 11:21 am
    Can he just retire already? Not a big Brady fan but I don’t hate him either….he is a good QB, not a great QB….he’s product of a GREAT head coach and excellent game planning.
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    I’d love to read your list of GREAT QBs that have bad coaching and bad game planning

  40. suissecheese says:
    August 6, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Oh, and next time your team is in overtime in the Super Bowl or AFC Championship, don’t count on the football gods to bail out your team again by letting you win the coin toss and not having to play defense at all.
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    Seemed like NE played pretty good defense in the 4th quarter vs Seattle and Atlanta.

  41. thermanmerman99 says:

    August 6, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    LMAO, further proving the massive inferiority complex Boston has towards NYC, not to mention Brady already owns a place in Manhattan, and now they are leaving Boston for good, what does that say? Even he can’t stand it there hahahaha.
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    he sold his place in Manhattan.

  42. cajunaise says:

    August 6, 2019 at 10:30 am

    Q: Why did Tom Brady list his house at such a high asking price?

    A: Inflation.

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    This, plus this occurs a lot with high end homes. The price gets the buzz going and eventually it sells for less. However, given this house was owned by Brady i am thinking that might help the final price a bit.

  43. They moved to the town next door to Brookline, jeez people, relax.Even if he does retire, say around the age of 50 maybe 52, it still isn’t going to make your team better. GOAT.

  44. Who wants to buy a house in Boston for 40M? Nothing against Boston but If you have that kind of dough go to NYC or Miami.

  45. Who wants to buy a house in Boston for 40M? Nothing against Boston but If you have that kind of dough go to NYC or Miami.

  46. Nice place, I like how it only has 5 bedrooms, they obviously don’t want too much company.

    If you spend that money in Buffalo, you’ll get the whole town and have some money left over.

  47. rideforjesus says:
    August 6, 2019 at 11:42 am

    He is on record as saying that he takes less money because winning is more important than being number 1 in salary. This is said each time salary is brought up. Not a one time thing Tom walks the talk
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    This is easy to say when your wife makes the real money in the house.

  48. Brady has made it to the SB nine times…..why was Joe only able to make it four?
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    Dynasties as competition (Belichick/Parcells, Gibbs)
    And said competition nearly ending his career twice (Belichicks defense ’86, ’90)

  49. dsigrey says:
    August 6, 2019 at 1:05 pm
    It might take him 3 years to sell that place the way the market is heading. Smart to list it now.

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    The way the market is heading? The housing market is heading nowhere but up at the moment. Moreover, homes in this price range are impervious to normal market conditions as buyers at that level are not influenced by such things

  50. “Genuinely curious and looking for feedback from Pats fans – what is the Patriot’s Plan B at quarterback if they lose Brady to near term injury or retirement? Is their next starting QB currently on the roster?”

    Belichick’s QB plan is similar to his significant other plan…just steal somebody else’s.

  51. 20 years in the NFL is the perfect time to hang em’ up.
    Brady hold every major QB record except Most TD passes (Manning) but it’s likely both Brady and Brees will surpass the 539 mark this season.
    Last one after that is Most Games Played, which Favre hold onto at 299. Brady would have to play in every game in 2019 and 2020 to reach that number.
    Folks, this is it…Brady’s last season is upon us and it’s going to be glorious!

  52. robkeezy says:
    August 6, 2019 at 10:37 am
    Don’t come to New Jersey.

    Signed,
    Every Jets Fan Ever
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    Don’t worry. The Jets won’t even go to New Jersey.

  53. k1dicarus says:
    August 6, 2019 at 1:51 pm
    Who wants to buy a house in Boston for 40M? Nothing against Boston but If you have that kind of dough go to NYC or Miami.

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    Umm, no you don’t. Clearly, you’ve never been to Boston. If you want a big city experience, you choose Chicago over NY. Not close.

    But, for high end living, less people, more character, cleaner, cheaper, etc, Boston>NY.

    NY sucks as bad as Las Vegas does. Both wildly overrated.

  54. Tom Brady to the Dolphins confirmed. Many old people want to spend their retirement years in Florida.

  55. bigbenisabigbaby says:
    August 6, 2019 at 2:51 pm
    rideforjesus says:
    August 6, 2019 at 11:42 am

    He is on record as saying that he takes less money because winning is more important than being number 1 in salary. This is said each time salary is brought up. Not a one time thing Tom walks the talk
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    This is easy to say when your wife makes the real money in the house.

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    Brady is on record as far back as 2005/2006 saying that winning was more important to him than being the highest paid player.
    This is from before he met Gisele Bundchen and well before they were married.

  56. SWFLPC.INC says:
    August 6, 2019 at 11:14 am
    aarons444 says:
    August 6, 2019 at 10:47 am
    Playing for the 9ers, he might finally do something to equal Joe Cool.

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    Brady has made it to the SB nine times…..why was Joe only able to make it four?

    Whats Joe’s winning % in Super Bowls? Oh yeah 100%. Brady has lost more super bowls than anyone except Kelly

  57. huge pats fan here. love brady. the GOAT qb no doubt. just wanna say to all those questioning what new england will do if they lost tom. at that point, the pats would have a qb that isnt the best, but theyd be in company with about 25 other teams. i am thinking with a level playing field and a less than superstar qb like the rest of the nfl has, i have faith that bill belichick will be able to come up with solutions to win games. name me 2 other coaches right now that can out coach bill belichick in a single game, even if he was slightly sub par at the qb spot. enough said.

  58. Its because he is looking to buy Gronk’s house which is right by the stadium. Brookline is a hike, especially once the traffic kicks in.

  59. He LISTED his house for sale. It doesn’t mean it will sell right away. It might take him 2 or 3 years to sell it so by then he will be retired from the Pats and move to be closer to NY because that’s where the fashion industry is for Gisele.

  60. He has said NUMEROUS times he wants to play until he’s 45. He would be foolish to start somewhere else at this point. I think the team wants a clean break when he calls it quits and so does he. I also think he made some type of deal with his wife that if he wins one more, he calls it quits. This signals both parties preparing for a clean ending. Which I think will happen at the end of the season when the Pats win the Superbowl again. Team feels good to me. If Josh Gordon gets reinstated, the team feels GREAT to me.

  61. SWFLPC.INC says:
    August 6, 2019 at 11:14 am
    aarons444 says:
    August 6, 2019 at 10:47 am
    Playing for the 9ers, he might finally do something to equal Joe Cool.

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    Brady has made it to the SB nine times…..why was Joe only able to make it four?

    Whats Joe’s winning % in Super Bowls? Oh yeah 100%. Brady has lost more super bowls than anyone except Kelly

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    You can’t be this stupid. Joe didn’t even GET THERE more often than not. If you can’t acknowledge that, you are just not worth arguing with it about.

  62. Whats Joe’s winning % in Super Bowls? Oh yeah 100%. Brady has lost more super bowls than anyone except Kelly

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    By winning %, Eli Manning is a much better QB than Peyton Manning. What logic!

  63. I think he’ll be able to rent something nice if he sells his house for $40 million. He’ll be okay. They build their houses, which takes time. It’s not like their going to buy a furnished home that’s move in ready. They are not like normal folk.

  64. vaphinfan says:
    August 6, 2019 at 7:47 pm
    I don’t blame him. Could you imagine living in Boston?

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    Yes, I could! Top 3-5 city in the country. Food, the arts, character, history..sign me up! The North End or the Back Bay please

  65. Brady is playing out the Next season or Two in new England and likely retiring somewhere on the west Coast most likely (bay area) near his family. Probably Keeping a spot near LA or NYC for his wifes business Abs Career ventures.

    He’s a PAT they love him. He loves them.

    I’m Sure he just doesn’t want to spend the rest of his life in retirement enduring harsh Boston Weather. Who could blame him??

  66. jonathankrobinson424 says:
    August 6, 2019 at 11:21 am
    “he is a good QB, not a great QB….he’s product of a GREAT head coach and excellent game planning.”

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    Who gets to pull the trigger? Who executes the plan? You might have the best recipe for a fine dish, someone has to cook that meal!

  67. carloswlassiter says:
    August 6, 2019 at 12:38 pm
    suissecheese says:
    August 6, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Oh, and next time your team is in overtime in the Super Bowl or AFC Championship, don’t count on the football gods to bail out your team again by letting you win the coin toss and not having to play defense at all.

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    The best way for your team to protect against that is to win the game, don’t give the opponent the extra chance. Because if your defense is failing to stop a qb before the game ends its going to fail in overtime too.

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