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Tom Brady is no longer the New England Patriots quarterback. After 20 years. Brady was the 199th pick in the 6th round of the 2000 NFL draft and here's what he did in his career with the Patriots, brace yourself --
He won 6 Super Bowls for the Pats, was a 4-time Super Bowl MVP, a 3-time league MVP, a 5-time NFL Pro Bowler and a two time Offensive Player of the Year. Also during that time he led the league in touchdown passes 4 times, passing yards 3 times, passer rating 2 times, and had the highest completion % of any quarterback in 2007.
Yeah. The Patriots looked at that unparalleled resume of Brady's and said 'yeah but he's 43 and he won't take a team friendly discount anymore so we don't want to pay him what he's worth, or get talent around him to continue the dynasty, so he can go'.
That's ridiculous. You have Tom Brady. And you had a chance to let arguably the best QB in the history of the sport finish out his awesome career with your franchise, and you blew it. Tom Brady should have left.
Here is Brady's respectful response to the world on social media about him leaving:
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LOVE YOU PATS NATION
A post shared by Tom Brady (@tombrady) on Mar 17, 2020 at 5:45am PDT
Where do you think Tom Brady goes from here? It seems like he is going to the Chargers after Rivers left to go to the Colts. He did call himself a 'California kid' in the post. Seems like a wink to me.
This has been expected and rumored for many months now. But still surreal to see. I think the Patriots are making a big mistake and they should have overpaid Brady on a 2-3 year deal to end his career, just to say thank you for making us the lone dynasty in the NFL for the last 20 years. Likely will never happen ever again. I hope Brady wins one more Super Bowl somewhere else, and the Pats don't make the playoffs next year.
Pats don't have a QB now either. So we will see how much of the dynasty was really Belichick vs Brady now.