Report: Tom Brady’s first contract conversation with Bill Belichick unfruitful

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Tom Brady and Bill Belichick finally talked.

They connected by phone Tuesday to discuss the quarterback’s impending free agency for the first time, according to Tom Curran of NBC Boston, and the conversation was “not particularly productive.”

It is unclear whether Belichick and Brady discussed any contract terms.

According to Curran, Belichick was “all business”‘ and spoke as if Brady is “still under contract.”

Brady’s contract expires March 18 when he is scheduled to become a free agent. The Patriots can keep him from entering the market by signing the greatest of all time to a new deal before then.

But it doesn’t sound like the chances of that happening improved after their conversation this week.

Several teams seemingly would have interest in Brady in free agency, with the Titans and possibly the 49ers being thrown out among the possibilities.

Of course, Brady hitting free agency doesn’t preclude the Patriots from signing the six-time Super Bowl winner for another season . . . or more.

Stay tuned.

45 responses to “Report: Tom Brady’s first contract conversation with Bill Belichick unfruitful

  1. SF @ NE next year… would love to see the defensive game plan he’d draw up.

  2. Brady is ready to be done with BB and vice-versa. Brady won’t be back unless Daddy Kraft steps in again. And if he does, BB might decide to leave.

  3. Oh no! He didn’t immediately sign a contract during the first conversation where terms may or may not have even been discussed!

  4. So now BB is talking directly to TB and not his agent? As with all the other rumors, sounds suspicious.

  5. Work it out BB and TB12. The best thing for both sides is to have him stay with the Pats.

  6. It’s a chess match they’ve played before, but it didn’t used to involve all this media leakage and frenzy.

  7. Jimmy G is a beast. There is no way he will be replaced or even backed up by Brady. That talk needs to stop.

  8. RussianBreadMaker says:
    March 4, 2020 at 2:37 pm
    Jimmy G is a beast. There is no way he will be replaced or even backed up by Brady. That talk needs to stop.
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    Didnt look like much of a beast in the Super Bowl…

  9. RussianBreadMaker says:
    March 4, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    Jimmy G is a beast.

    If by “beast” you mean “horribly inaccurate when under pressure except when throwing to wide open targets or check downs to extraordinary tight ends” or “Being competent off of play action after your team runs the ball successfully 33 times in a row”…. then I AGREE!

  10. There is 0 chance Brady is going to SF, unless he wants to backup Jimmy G. Brady is on the decline, Jimmy G is ascending.

  11. Jimmy G is a beast. There is no way he will be replaced or even backed up by Brady. That talk needs to stop
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    I mean, Jimmy does have 2 SB rings already. Granted, they are the direct result of being Brady’s back-up so maybe he can try returning the favor.

  12. curtfj says:
    March 4, 2020 at 2:21 pm
    How does this guy know the contents of a one on one phone conversation?

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    Curran’s article mentions a “source” informed him (the ever-trustworthy anonymous source).

    So, it either wasn’t a one-on-one call (i.e., someone else in the room or calling in) or it’s second-hand knowledge from someone that BB/TB talked to. Or the phones are tapped. Or said “source” is lying. Who knows.

  13. Belichick is a lot of things, but nostalgic is not one of them. He knows that the 43 year old version of TB is not worth 30 Million per year to his team on the field. There may be a ton of intangible and off the field reasons he is worth that much, but I honestly don’t believe he is worth that much in BB’s opinion. It might be best for both BB and TB to have new challenges.

  14. Worse yet; BB Advised him that they would Likely be moving on, but wanted to ask TB if he wanted to stay for team bargain price? If so, could he come in this weekend for a workout/physical?

    Relax folks; it was just a curtesy call.

  15. I wonder if a part of his mindset flashbacks into how he replaced Drew Bledsoe.

  16. It had to have gone poorly. Tom reportedly sounded deflated after the call.

  17. Pats have a good OL, RBs and defense. They should go with Jared Stidham, sign Mariota, and draft a QB then go with the Ravens plan of trying to win a super bowl with a running QB this year while waiting for the next passer to develop.

  18. He only just want the SB last year. It’s ridicolous. He had a off year with zero talent around him. At least give TB 1 year $35M and go year to year.

  19. Vegas Baby think of the merchandise sales, and the chance to prove you don’t need Belichick he needs you. The one year Brady was out due to injury they didn’t make the playoffs. Yes they went 11-5, but they still missed the playoffs. Let’s see Brady walk, and then let’s see how they do without him

  20. BB about to prove he is the real GOAT by letting TB walk and winning a Super Bowl with Andy MF’ing Dalton…..

  21. andymannfl says:
    March 4, 2020 at 2:35 pm
    Was Tom Curran on the conference call with them? lol.

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    Well, it’s clearly out of Brady’s camp, but I have a hard time believing the info isn’t somehow manufactured.

    It’s the first call after some texts were exchanged. Doesn’t mean much as we know Brady simply wants the ego stroke in a couple of weeks to say he was once a FA, and if the money is that good, yes, he may leave.

    We already know this.

  22. mediasloppy says:
    March 4, 2020 at 3:51 pm
    I wonder if a part of his mindset flashbacks into how he replaced Drew Bledsoe.

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    Absolutely. He also wouldn’t be doing this if he didn’t like Stidham.

    Just saying.

  23. Wow, a lot of you experts calling out my Jimmy comment. Sounds like you guys need to watch more ball.

  24. The infamous source(s) once again. Put a name with the source or it didn’t happen.

  25. Neither side is going to play their best hand during the first conversation, if this was actuallythe first one. And um, no Brady does not need BB more than BB needs Brady, Brady will have multiple teams interested.

  26. How is this best for both sides that Brady return? Brady in 2019 was not the same as Brady in 2016 even, he’s still competent but that’s about it, that’s also pretty impressive for someone his age

  27. Brady is still under contract, but he has a out if he wants. Until Brady decides to move on. BB is correct.

  28. Why is it that we give Brady a pass saying he had lesser weapons? He won super bowls with guys like these. Sure there were drops, but Brady was inaccurate all season long. He missed an absolute TON of throws. Thanks for the memories, but I don’t want all the drama.

  29. Dirty Ol Man says:
    March 4, 2020 at 3:10 pm
    There is 0 chance Brady is going to SF, unless he wants to backup Jimmy G. Brady is on the decline, Jimmy G is ascending.
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    That’s true in a way. Brady has declined to like a 9/10, Jimmy still working on ascending to maybe 5/10.

  30. havok82 says:

    March 4, 2020 at 11:50 pm

    Why is it that we give Brady a pass saying he had lesser weapons? He won super bowls with guys like these. Sure there were drops, but Brady was inaccurate all season long. He missed an absolute TON of throws. Thanks for the memories, but I don’t want all the drama.

    Its a simple fact. Brady had one of the worst combinations of WRs and TE’s ever. In the past the guys he had weren’t the fastest or biggest, but they had fundamentals and were ALWAYS where they were supposed to be on any given play. The players he played with this year were bad on timing, route running, they would give up on routes and in some cases just stop running. Those fundamentals are the difference between winning and losing in the NFL. That is just a fact.

  31. You don’t specifically ask to restrict the team from using the Franchise tag so you can go to FA and then not go to FA. This was always the plan, but Tom wants to see what the market looks like for him. Once that is known he will decide whether he wants to move on or not. I’m sure BB just wanted to remove the “Patriots have yet to reach out to Tom Brady” narrative. I’m sure this was just setting expectations on both sides. Such as, BB: “We want you back but we know you want to explore the market. If you receive and offer we ask that you give us a chance to match.” TB: “I will let you know what offers I receive and give you a chance to respond, though the decision is ultimately mine.” BB: “Thanks, Tom and good luck.” TB: “Good to hear from you, Bill.” *click*

  32. havok82 says:
    March 4, 2020 at 11:50 pm
    Why is it that we give Brady a pass saying he had lesser weapons? He won super bowls with guys like these. Sure there were drops, but Brady was inaccurate all season long. He missed an absolute TON of throws. Thanks for the memories, but I don’t want all the drama.

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    I have been asking the Fanboys the same question all year. He was better in 2015 with Austin Collie and Steven Jackson as his lead back.

    LOL

    I mean, he was better in 2013 with Dobson, Kenbrell Thompkins and Ridley at RB with no James White even available nor Gronk. It’s not even remotely in the same ballpark.

    I mean, it’s just a preposterous excuse. What’s worse is the idea that he feels he’s entitled to it because of who he is.

    This started in 2007. Brady let BB know he was not happy in 2006 when he had to deal Branch due to contract issues and then BB felt obligated to make up for it wuth Moss/Welker/Stallworth in 2007 with Gaffney already in the mix knowing troy Brown was old and retiring.

    So, this is nothing new. If he doesn’t have a minimum of 2 HOF caliber passing options, he pouts.

    The only season where this didn’t factor into play and he was happy without this minimum amount of options was 2016, where Malcolm Mitchell stepped up as a rookie. But, Brady also did not skip OTAs in 2016.

    The simple fact is, Brady skipped OTAs in 2018 RIGHT AFTER BB asked Guerrero to stay on his own turf on Foxborough’s campus. That’s what this is is all about with the timing of Brady’s poor behavior here.

    BB is not stupid. Some of our own fans are, but it’s because they’re really in denial.

  33. With Belechick’s famous monotone responses, could any of his conversations ever be considered “good”?

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