AFC East Notes: Brady, Pats, Jets

With the departures of both Josh Gordon and Antonio Brown, Tom Brady has grown increasingly “frustrated” with the turnover at wide receiver, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. It has been no secret that Brady invested a large amount of time in trying to mesh with both Gordon and Brown and get them up to speed with the offense. At one point, Brady even offered to have Brown stay at his house after he was signed.

With the recent trade for Mohamed Sanu, Brady is now left with having to get yet another receiver up to speed with the offense. The two already sound like they’re already building a strong connection, and ultimately Sanu should prove to be a much better fit in the offense than Gordon ever was, and much more reliable and durable than him or Brown could have been. Through seven games, Sanu has 33 receptions for 313 yards and a touchdown.

With the reports that Brady’s future with the Patriots after this year is uncertain, this “frustration” is sure to add fuel to the fire that the six-time Super Bowl winner may be elsewhere at the start of the 2020 season.

Here are some more developments from the AFC East:

  • Although it is common for some players to still take part in team meetings and be around their club while being on IR, that will not be the case for Josh Gordon, according to ESPN’s Mike Reiss. Sources told Reiss that there were multiple factors that ultimately led to Gordon being placed on IR, with what was viewed as an overall decline in his dependability as part of the tipping point for Belichick to make the decision.
  • C.J. Mosley, who has missed the majority of the season with a groin injury, is expected to be out a few more weeks, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. It has been speculated that Mosley, who signed a big deal with the Jets this past offseason, could end up missing the rest of the season if the groin injury does not improve. In the two games he’s played this season, Mosley has compiled nine tackles, with one interception and a fumble recovery.
  • With the release of Kelechi Osemele after he elected to undergo an unapproved shoulder surgery, the way the Jets handled the situation has raised some eyebrows around the league, according to ESPN’s Rich Cimini. One personnel executive told Cimini that: “It’s a bad optic for the team and it sends a bad message to the locker room. What are they thinking?” It remains to be seen what effect, if any, this saga has on future players signing with the Jets.
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  1. JJB0811

    NE: Gordon is hurt and placed on IR & will be released, while expected to play again.

    NYJ: Publicly fight with a player over surgery/injury and release the guy with a grievance to be filed.

    Couldn’t show a clearer difference between a well run program and one that’s not. Jets Dr’s botched the physical and should have nixed the trade to begin with.

  2. Rocket32

    Rest Of The NFL Hearing The Brady Rumors:

    Don’t do that. Don’t give me hope.

  3. vtncsc

    Sure, because going to an all new team w/ receivers is the best way to do it. Brady isn’t leaving NE.

  4. Not sure what’s worse, the NFL rumor mongers writing that Brady could be done in NE or the readers who fall for it.

    • eaterofbirds

      I’m one that thinks the team has an exit plan, and they HAVE to. Brady may have called their bluff by putting his house on the market [and has since lowered asking price].

      I think the lack of contract heading into the winter is the result of that “exit plan” possibly being initiated. I can see both sides clearly too…Brady wants a longish term contract, and Pat’s are letting it play out, and see what they have when the season is over.

      Im 60/40 he leaves…and Scheff is even moreso.

      I also think it’s time.

      • cspaced25

        Why is it “time”?? Not winning enough? It’s always time, when things are stale and losing, typically players/coaches and teams don’t part bc it’s time when it’s a winning time.

  5. Maybe the NFL thinks it’s time the NYJets and Miami Dolphins get their front offices organized so they can be competitive and give a challenge to the Champs!

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