Tom Brady on impending free agency: Open-minded about the process

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Tom Brady isn’t playing in the AFC Title game for the first time since January 2011 and that leaves him time to field questions about his impending free agency.

Brady did an interview with Jim Gray of Westwood One radio that aired on Sunday and he was asked about the possibility of leaving the Patriots for a different team this offseason. Brady didn’t rule anything out while reiterating his desire to continue playing in 2020.

“I’m open-minded about the process,” Brady said, via NESN.com. “At the same time, I love playing football and I want to continue to play and do a great job. So I’m looking forward to what’s ahead. Whatever the future may bring, I’ll embrace it with open arms. In the meantime, I’m going to watch these two games today as a fan and enjoy them from my couch.”

Brady was in Las Vegas for a UFC event on Saturday night, which led to a meeting with Raiders owner Mark Davis that sparked some thoughts about what the future will hold for the quarterback. He said last week that there is “a lot of time to figure these things out” and plenty of people will be watching for signs that Brady’s settled where he’ll be next season.

40 responses to “Tom Brady on impending free agency: Open-minded about the process

  1. “Don’t go Brady, please?!?!? We are literally nothing without you. Our happiness and feeling of accomplishment is because of you! I can’t be myself without cheering for Brady, please don’t cheat us Brady, come back?”

    -whiny loser Patriot fans

  2. Don’t really see any teams calling Tom. And we all know you ain’t gonna go to a team who doesn’t have a projected top 5 defense. So go back to Foxbori. Least up there you can get indicated on cocaine charges and play a whole season then get off free. See Patrick Chung as example.

  3. Remember the Pats before they signed Randy Moss? The offense in New England can be turned around very quickly. He’ll re-sign there and next year the offense will be much improved.

  4. He’ll be a good backup to a healthy, durable QB who can ignore Brady’s little temper tantrums.

  5. joetoronto says:
    January 19, 2020 at 6:34 pm
    “Tom Brady isn’t playing in the AFC Title game for the first time since January 2011” (while also cheating)

    Idiots completely missed this amazing fact, blinded by the hate.

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  6. Oh noes stop talking about Brady!1!1!1
    (While commenting on the very same article about Brady)

    Lol

  7. Only one other team I can see him signing with: Chargers, ok o-line, decent receivers, rb situation is fluid but, that’s easily corrected. Head coach is defense minded and will likely relinquish the direction of the offense to Brady. 12 in SoCal selling tickets to the new stadium, that’s too easy. It’s either that or he back in NE next season, I just cannot see him with any other teams.

  8. patriotmaleorgy says:
    January 19, 2020 at 6:24 pm
    Don’t really see any teams calling Tom. And we all know you ain’t gonna go to a team who doesn’t have a projected top 5 defense.

    I certainly hope teams aren’t calling Tom. That would be tampering. The first opportunity for teams to start inquiring about other players is March 16 when the legal tampering period starts.

  9. The negative Brady comments are a true testament to the lack of general NFL knowledge most “fans” have.

    If it were up to Brady, he wouldn’t be in this position. Reports are that it was the Patriots (not Brady) who pushed for the one year deal. Had Tom had his way he likely would still have at least a year or two left on the contract at this point.

    Read a book for me just one time.

  10. The Titans would be a perfect fit for TB–except the missus probably wants to be somewhere more cosmopolitan.

  11. With the exception of Joe Burrow, is there a college QB worth drafting by NE? They pick 26th or thereabouts so I doubt Tua Tagovailoa will fall that far. With all the news in NE being about Brady, I can’t remember reading anything that talks about Stidham’s future or his potential.

    As Florio and King discussed, there are several free agents the Pats could bring in to replace Brady should TB12 decide to leave. I also believe Marcus Mariota is an unrestricted FA this year. I think working with Josh McDaniels would help Mariota reach his potential. He wasn’t very well coached in Tennessee.

    As a Pats fan, my heart wants Brady to remain a Patriot because he gave us 19 years of excellence but my brain tells me all good things must come to an end. Belichick may be a genius but that doesn’t extend to the draft where he hasn’t made many “splashes.” There have been a few like Gronk, Aaron Hernandez (Yes I realize he was a killer but he was an outstanding draft choice), Jarrod Mayo, Devin McCourty, and some All-Pro offensive linemen but look at this past season when Brady was saddled with a lack of talent around him. I’m not very optimistic for the immediate future but I can accept that. We had our time “in the barrel.”

  12. No matter what happens thanks for the countless memories and sb trips/wins and free salt for life from the haters! 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆

  13. It has to be different for Tom to have this much time off in January. I wonder if he’s enjoying the time with his family and will consider going to a team like Dallas where he can have a long off-season every year.

  14. As a Pats fan I expect very little interest in a 43-year old QB on the FA market.

    I think his options are to retire, or return to NE on a short money deal IF BB wants him back – and I am not sure he does. I’d be fine with that to – let the Stidham era begin, get younger and get some explosive athletes on the field with some of the money you save letting a bunch of vets walk.

  15. Pats are probably evaluating the QB market as well I bet.

    One thing I would bank on is if the Pats don’t bring in offensive upgrades through trade or FA, Tom’s going back to Cali

  16. There’s definitely a market for Brady, if nothing else to help sell tickets for a team trying to fill their stadium (ie Chargers). He was pretty good this year with not much to throw to.

  17. According to the Boston homer press today he’s supposedly been contacted by 5 teams at this point. He’s going to get paid big next year somewhere whether its the Pats or another team.

  18. Angel Valle says:
    January 20, 2020 at 10:51 am
    No matter what happens thanks for the countless memories and sb trips/wins and free salt for life from the haters! 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
    ————————————
    That salt for life is coming from the Boston sports fans. Even when a Boston sports team wins they are still salty. Now we all know those titles are all tainted so that ought to bring the salt from the Patriot homers.

  19. patriotmaleorgy says:
    January 19, 2020 at 6:24 pm
    Don’t really see any teams calling Tom. And we all know you ain’t gonna go to a team who doesn’t have a projected top 5 defense. So go back to Foxbori. Least up there you can get indicated on cocaine charges and play a whole season then get off free. See Patrick Chung as example.
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    The username. “Foxbori” (which I am guessing was an attempt at “Foxboring?”…words are hard, I know). The random Patrick Chung dig on a case of which I am sure you’re all up to speed on.

    Ahhh yesss. *Chef’s Kiss* MUAH perfecto.

    RENT FREE

  20. Gotta love the delusional Patriots fans. This is the beginning of the end for them. Patriots football will end in December from now on.
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    Gotta love the delusional anti-Pats fans who has been saying this for the last decade. If it is the beginning of the end for the Pats then what team will you cry about daily?

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