Forget the virus…
Forget the economy….
Tom Brady is going to free agency!
A National Football 40 something quarterback is on the market…..
“Although my football journey will take place elsewhere,” he wrote, “I appreciate everything we have achieved and am grateful for our incredible TEAM accomplishments,” he wrote in one of two posts headlined, “LOVE YOU PATS NATION” and “FOREVER A PATRIOT.”
For the first time in his career, the 199th pick in the 2000 NFL draft will become an unrestricted free agent. He’ll be 43 when the 2020 season opens and acknowledged the uncertainty that adds.
“I don’t know what my football future holds,” he wrote, “but it is time for me to open a new stage for my life and career.”
Patriots owner Robert Kraft said he met Monday night with Brady. The meeting took place at Kraft’s home, Kraft said in a phone interview Tuesday.
“I got a contact from Tommy last night and he told me that he wanted to see me,” Kraft said. “I was hoping we could do a deal. He came over. We had an amiable, loving conversation. He told me that he wanted to move on. I had given him that freedom. He earned that over 20 years and all that he has done. I figured he deserved that.”
Brady worked out a contract with the Patriots last offseason that voided following the 2019 season.
“It was a very good discussion,” Kraft said. “I love him like a son. I’m very sad. I wish it were right for him to stay here. I’ve known him for half his life. I told him that. I watched him come here as a kid with peach fuzz, and he told me that he’d be the best decision I ever made. I think he just wanted to move on.”
Kraft said he did not believe that Brady’s decision to leave the Patriots was made on financial considerations…..