Tom Brady staying with Patriots reportedly ‘least likely option’
Speculation surrounding Tom Brady’s seemingly uncertain future with the New England Patriots was ramped up earlier this week thanks to a report from Adam Schefter, who stated that it is at least plausible that the 42-year-old veteran could be playing his final season with the Patriots.
The ESPN NFL insider has since upped the ante on his original reporting, suggesting during an appearance Thursday on “Get Up!” that of all the options available to Brady, remaining with the Patriots is the “least likely option.”
"He's either staying in New England, he's retiring or he's going to play somewhere else. … Staying in New England to me, would seem like the least likely option of the three."@AdamSchefter just blew Greeny's mind about Tom Brady pic.twitter.com/MOf211UaC6— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) October 24, 2019
“I don’t think he knows how it’s going to play out after this year,” Schefter said. “But again, just look at the basic facts. He’s selling his house and he’s voiding his contract. Doesn’t that tell you something? There are three options: he’s staying in New England, retiring or playing somewhere else. I would think staying in New England is the least likely option of the three.”
Brady is set to become a free agent in 2020 after reworking his contract during the offseason. With that in mind, Brady certainly controls his own destiny in the short term.
Retirement sooner rather than later appears to be a more conceivable possibility for Brady now when compared to statements he’s made about his future as recently as last year.
What’s more, the 42-year-old veteran stated earlier this week that he’s taking things “day-by-day” when it comes to his NFL career, which stands in stark contrast to how he previously envisioned playing at least until he’s 45, if not longer.
It remains to be seen how things shake out for Brady in the coming offseason, but the notion that the Patriots legend would ever don another NFL team’s uniform is without question a stunning one to contemplate.