AFC East Notes: Brady, Watkins, Bills, Revis

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says that playing until he’s 45 years old is a “great goal” of his, as’s Ryan Hannable writes.

I think that — they kind of brought that up and I said that would be a great goal,” Brady said. “I certainly think I can do it. It’s just about how long I want to make the commitment to doing the things that get me ready to go. Look, I love playing. I would love to play the game for as long as I can. There are a lot of things that aren’t up to me, but I am going to do everything I can to keep playing at this level for as long as I can. I think I can do it. Why would I stop now? I’ve worked to get to this point and this is I think when I can really capitalize and really try to make the most of everything that I have learned over the years with who I have been fortunate to be around. If I can keep doing it, I certainly think I can.

Brady is signed through 2019, when he will be 42 years old. Will the Patriots sign him to another deal? That depends on a lot of factors, including his performance and whether they have a succession plan in place involving Jimmy Garoppolo. Last year, we saw Peyton Manning decline sharply in his final season when he was only 39, so Brady will have his work cut out for him.

Here’s more out of the AFC East:

  • Speaking to reporters – including Mike Rodak of – on Wednesday, Bills receiver Sammy Watkins implied that the team could fire head coach Rex Ryan with a loss to 0-13 Cleveland on Sunday. “We know if we lose, something crazy might happen immediately,” he said. “We need to go out there and win this game.” A loss would drop the Bills to 6-8 this year and 14-16 during the Ryan era.
  • It has been speculated that the Jets could eventually move Darrelle Revis to safety, but it won’t be happening this season, coach Todd Bowles says (link via Brian Costello of the New York Post). Revis says he would consider moving to safety, possibly as soon as next season. But Bowles says that’s not a transition that should happen in the middle of the season. “It’s not a thought process right now,” Bowles said. “That’s something we may talk about in the offseason. It ain’t going to happen in the next three games.” Revis is under contract through 2019 thanks to the ill-advised deal given to him prior to the 2015 season. Already, Revis has declined sharply and the Jets have to be giving serious thought to taking a dead money cap hit and releasing him before the start of the 2017 season.
  • The Jets need a quarterback and they reportedly have their eye on UNC signal caller Mitch Trubisky.
  • This week, the Dolphins passed on activating Dion Jordan.
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4 comments on “AFC East Notes: Brady, Watkins, Bills, Revis

  1. Joe Friday

    Losing to the Browns should get Rex an extension. He needs to dig up his friend Johnny Rauch to run the offense the way he did with OJ

  2. Francisco

    Rex is so overrated it’s not funny. He is not a winner. With exception of a couple decent seasons with Jets that’s about it. He is a good sound bite only.


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