Tom Brady is arguably one of the greatest football players of all time. He’s been loyal to the New England Patriots for the past 19 seasons, but could he soon be leaving?
The NFL’s new league year will begin March 18, and with it Brady is expected to become an unrestricted free agent for the first time. Soon we will see whether other teams attempt to recruit the quarterback or leave him be, considering he is 42 years old.
Brady has appeared in nine Super Bowls (the most by any player) and has won six. He’s also won four Super Bowl MVP’s along with three regular season MVP’s.
This year’s free agency is the most anticipated one, because it’s not clear if he’ll choose to stay with the Patriots. Many thought he would retire if he had a nice run in the playoffs, but the Patriots suffered a first round exit to the Tennessee Titans.
Cap space, the amount of money a team can spend on player salaries, is limited for the Patriots and despite his age, Brady deserves to be paid a good amount of money because he has shown that he is still able to make plays. Currently New England would take a $13 million cap hit if they signed Brady, but a team that could sign him are the Los Angeles Chargers.
The Chargers currently have Keenan Allen as wide receiver, Austin Ekeler as running back and an uprising defensive squad. They have enough good players for Brady to work with so he will not take the load on his own and they have $52 million in cap space.
As a Cowboys fan I would love for him to come over to America’s Team and help out a team that has one of the top running backs in the game, along with a talented reviving core.
My take is Brady rides out free agency, realizes he can’t get the money he wants and returns to New England.