Tom Brady has, and will be an NFL legend for as long as the NFL will exist. Brady played in 9 Super Bowls, and won 6 of them. This is the most of any other player in NLF history. Also add Brady winning a record four Super Bowl MVP awards, and three NFL MVP awards, and the list goes on and on.
As much as Brady will be associated with the Super Bowl and with being one of the most decorated quarterbacks in the league, unless something changes he is destined to be linked forever with the his team, home and club – the New England Patriots.
Coming from University of Michigan and played football there, Patriots’ No. 12 Thomas Brady was drafted to the New England Patriots in the 2000 NFL draft as 199th overall in the sixth round. He then became the Patriots’ starting quarterback two years after joining the team, and has been leading the Patriots ever since for the past 20 seasons. And once more a record – Brady also holds the NFL record for the longest playing quarterback for a single team.
But enough about Tom Brady’s records which we can go on and on about (OK last one for now: he’s the only quarterback in the NFL to bag 200 regular-season wins), but what’s more interesting is what’s next for Brady.
New England’s Coach Bill Belichick, who’s also an inseparable part of the Patriots’ DNA, history and of Tom Brady’s career and life, has been known to contemplate for a few seasons now what’s next for the franchise. Is it right for the Patriots to continue putting all their money on one mega star like Brady who’s not only leading the team, but it appears sometimes carrying it on his shoulders to one Super Bowl after the other, or is it time to bring in some new, young blood and start preparing for the day after Brady. We are sure that Belichick and the Patriots are involved in what’s about to happen next, but it was also Brady’s decision as well.
In March, Tom Brady will become an unrestricted agent, which could be a sign that the six-time Super Bowl Champion is looking at other teams for the first (and probably only) time in a very long time. Brady is planning to leave the usual free-agent speed-dating recruitment rounds to younger players, and is looking to set up shop in one location and meet representatives from teams that might be interested in his services as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all times.
Although there’s still over a month to go with the free agency, Tom Brady and his agent Don Yee are already getting calls and sniffs from other teams that may be interested in signing him on. Beyond raising his respective team’s expectation for winnings, the next club that the 43 year-old signal caller will call home will also benefit greatly from Jersey sales, TV commercial spots, press and media following, and all that the 1-man franchise called Tom Brady will bring along.
Still, all of that doesn’t mean that the New England Patriots are just going to let their 43-year old, 6-time Super Bowl winner walk. Brady definitely still has a lot of magic left in his hat, so the only question that everyone is asking is which jersey is Brady going to wear for his next NFL magic shows.
“Go ahead and bet against me,” Brady posted once on social media. “And if you can think you can beat me” he added, “I’m grateful for you doubting me and I’m determined to prove you wrog…again.”