Tom Brady is going into free agency this offseason for the first time in his career. He could be leaving the New England Patriots for the first time since he was drafted by the team in 2000, but many seem to think that Brady and the team will find common ground and join forces again next season.
However, not everyone thinks that Brady will want to stay with the Patriots for the rest of his NFL career. One of his former teammates said that Brady is bound to leave the team this offseason. That was retired tight end Christian Fauria who spoke to reporters and said:
“I believe the Patriots are 100 percent done. I think the Patriots are OK and ready to move on.”
Fauria spent four seasons with the Patriots during which time he had 13 touchdown catches. He went on to explain:
“I think the Patriots knew they weren’t signing him before the season started. I don’t think they want him for $13 million, I don’t think they want him period, and I think that Brady knows it. Why do you like a tweet from the LA Chargers?”
Fauria said this while keeping a mind the recent reports that the Chargers are moving on from Philip Rivers. Could it be that they are doing this in order to open up space for Brady? We don’t know since the veteran quarterback has been unwilling to share any of his plans for the future. He recently shared a few words about free agency but didn’t share anything specific:
“There is a lot of time to figure these things out. I don’t think any player or team is ready to make any commitments at this point, and I’m sure as the offseason progresses those things will take care of themselves.
“The contract things, a week after the season, I would say these things haven’t even started to pick up. It’s really not my concern at this point. It’s been about decompressing and resting my mind a little bit and resting my body and spending time with the people who have supported me over the last six months.”
Brady has until March 18th to decide if he wants to become a free agent of re-sign with the Patriots.