Ben Affleck reveals what Tom Brady texted him about free agency
Boston sports superfan Ben Affleck has been friends with Tom Brady for years, but that doesn’t mean the A-list actor has a better idea than anyone else what the quarterback will do in his upcoming first go-round in free agency.
Affleck made an appearance Tuesday on ESPN’s “Get Up,” and he revealed he reached out to Brady via text in an effort to get the inside scoop on what will be the longtime New England Patriots signal-caller’s next move.
Like everyone else, it appears Brady hasn’t a clue on what’s to come, either.
On “Get Up,” Ben Affleck says he texted Tom Brady and asked where the quarterback is playing next year and Brady’s response was: “.” So, “I have no information for you,” said the actor. #Patriots pic.twitter.com/Z32dy4zQvc— Jim McBride (@globejimmcbride) February 18, 2020
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck texted Tom Brady and asked if he was staying, here is the response they got back….@BenAffleck @TomBrady #MattDamon @GetUpESPN @Espngreeny pic.twitter.com/xDEC4o75fQ— StacyGSGreenberg (@StacyGSG) February 18, 2020
Brady’s uncertain NFL future is unsurprisingly one of the biggest storylines of this offseason, so there has been no shortage of speculation, innuendo and conjecture on whether he’ll return to the Patriots for a 21st season or head elsewhere. What we do know is that Brady has every intention of playing another season, if not several more.
The latest buzz surrounding the Brady-Patriots dynamic is that the team wants to know what the 42-year-old intends to do sooner rather than later, preferably ahead of the free-agency period.
Not only that, the Patriots are expected to highlight how the team intends to upgrade at skill positions this offseason during their pitch to Brady, which was a source of great frustration for Brady during the 2019 season.
In the end, it’s entirely possible — even likely — that Brady himself has no clue what the next stage will be in his Hall of Fame career. So, it’s not that he was being coy with his pal Affleck with his cryptic response. His texted emoji is exactly where he’s at right now.