This NFL offseason has definitely been the craziest one we’ve seen in a while. From DeAndre Hopkins’ trade from the Texans, to Calais Campbell’s trade from the Jaguars – there have been a lot of questionable moves happening.
But the biggest move of the offseason must be Tom Brady’s departure from the New England Patriots. The famous quarterback, who spent his entire 20-season career in New England, has signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and many are saying that the Patriots were wrong to let him go. In his recent article, ESPN NFL writer Kevin Seifert wrote:
“This decision was years in the making, and it was as much Brady’s as it was the Patriots.’ But it was the result of institutional stubbornness. Why did the Patriots create an environment that the best player in NFL history, still playing at a pretty good level, wanted to leave?”
Joe Montana, one of the most accomplished NFL quarterbacks of all time, supported the view that the Patriots shouldn’t have allowed Brady to walk away. During a recent interview, he said:
“I don’t know what’s going on inside there, but somebody made a mistake.
I think when you look at the whole situation, you try to figure out how you want to get away from things that are there. I had a different story, where they had made a decision. He, obviously, they never would have gotten rid of. I still don’t understand how New England let him get away. I don’t understand that.”
For the Patriots the next season will be full of uncertainty due to their loss of many star players. On the other hand, Brady is joining a team that has a very strong offense and will work towards bettering their defense.
We hope that Brady has a great first season outside of New England!