Patriots’ Tom Brady Won’t Retire

Tom Brady‘s season is over, but his career will continue. On Wednesday, Brady took to social media to declare that he will continue playing in 2020.

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You don’t always win. You can, however, learn from that failure, pick yourself up with great enthusiasm, and place yourself in the arena again. And that’s right where you will find me,” Brady wrote. “Because I know I still have more to prove.”

Not everyone would agree that Brady still has more to prove, even after the Patriots’ surprising ouster at the hands of the Titans. Brady, who will turn 43 before the start of the 2020 season, is a six-time Super Bowl champ, three-time MVP, 14-time Pro Bowler, and, undeniably, one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game.

Meanwhile, Brady is on course to reach free agency for the first time in his career. The Patriots are reportedly willing to allow Brady to explore his options, even though they do not have any other viable options at the position.

For his part, owner Robert Kraft doesn’t want to see Brady in another uniform.

Before the season started it was very important to Tom that he be free to do whatever he wanted at the end of the year. You know what I said to myself? That any person who plays 20 years for this team and helps us get to nine Super Bowls, and been really selfless, has earned that right,” Kraft said recently. “And you know, my hope and prayer is No. 1, he play for the Patriots. Or No. 2, he retires. … But I just hope and pray we fit into his plans.”

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36 comments on “Patriots’ Tom Brady Won’t Retire

  1. tmoney233

    Gotta chill with the Brady push notifications. Gonna give me a heart attack bruh.

    • I give no fox

      Not for the pats. If rivers can’t lead the chargers to the playoffs, what makes you think he can for the pats? If that’s the case, pats are better off rebuilding

      • brewpackbuckbadg

        Because the Pats have a better structure (Bill) in place than the Chargers. Just a thought.

    • frank858

      Brady to Carolina better weapons plus early draft pick to add Jerry Jeudy to Christian McCaffrey.

    • Please provide any possible explanation for why that “kinda makes sense”, because it’s one of the stupidest things I’ve ever read on this site

    • phenomenalajs

      The Brady part makes sense if he wants to go out to LA to act. The Rivers part is less understandable unless he’s fine being anywhere on the east coast. His preference would be to play near his family home in Nashville. Tannehill seems to have a hold on that job now. Depending upon Cam’s health, Carolina seems a more likely option for him.

    • HubcapDiamondStarHalo

      Which Christian model are you referring to? The one that slaughtered and murdered through the ages “for God,” or the one currently in Congress trying to stuff absurd agendas down all of our throats?

  2. Wise Old Owl

    Brady throwing to, now out of retirement, nose tackle, turned wide receiver, Vince Wilfolk. Or maybe a flea flicker with Wilfolk throwing to Brady as he speeds forward for a 12 yard loss. Welcome to the 2020 Patriots.

  3. Ron Harris

    People don’t seem to grasp that great athletes like TB play for personal satisfaction once they have achieved financial success. He is still at worst one the 10 best QBs in the game; why should he quit to stroke the memories and feelings of fans? I think there is a good chance he will leave the game in the years ahead because of injury, not willingness. Until then, he will be in the arena, where he belongs. A Patriot? I hope so, but I will be pulling for him wherever he lands!

  4. crosseyedlemon

    “Brady, who will turn 43 before the start of the 2020 season, is a six-time Super Bowl champ, three-time MVP, 14-time Pro Bowler, and, undeniably, one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game.”

    And if he gets more than a one year deal in free agency he will make Alex Smith look like a great investment.

  5. The Ghost of Bobby Bonilla

    Either Kraft is going to overpay wildly and stupidly, or Brady will be donning a Chargers helmet next season.

    It will be just like watching Joe Namath with the Rams (for the older folks).

    • realsox

      I have the impression that Brady is wildly popular in New England, not to mention elsewhere in the country. Another season with him at the helm will put plenty of people in the seats, pump up the ticket re-sale market, and bring lots of viewers to national broadcasts of Patriots’ games. I think Kraft would be wise to bring him back. Clearly, Brady can still play, and the storylines would pulsate throughout the NFL season. Can he do it again? Is there another Super Bowl run in that splendid right arm? I think it’s important to remember that the Pats have a strong team regardless, and he has the capacity to squeeze the most out of it. And the Pats would sign or pick his probable successor to learn from the master over the course of a season—or two. No? Ok. Let him sign with the Bears for two years, and let Trubisky learn from him.

  6. If there is not a certified Qb of the future on the roster, pats will do a slow fade, Bill knows this better than anybody.

  7. If there is no certified Qb of the future on the roster pats will do a slow fade, no one knows this better than Bill B .

  8. peterdipersio06

    I think Cleveland could make a lot of sense here for Brady. McDaniels as head coach and he has support from receivers like Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry plus Myles Garrett on defense. Mayfield could sit for a year and learn behind the goat

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