Almost every sports fan in the country has speculated where Tom Brady will play next season. There’s a rather large amount of people that would prefer to see him leave the New England Patriots, but that might not be the case.
The Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers have been linked to Brady in recent weeks. Both teams would provide him the chance to play in a big market, yet neither are as close to winning a Super Bowl as the Patriots.
New England has the right structure in place to win another title. However, the offense doesn’t have nearly enough weapons for Brady to put up jaw-dropping numbers at this stage in his career. That could change this offseason though.
Pro Football Focus revealed its predictions for where the top free agents will go this offseason. Not only do they have Brady returning to the Patriots on a two-year contract worth $60 million, they have veteran wideout Emmanuel Sanders heading to Foxborough with him.
Here’s why Pro Football Focus believes Brady will remain with the Patriots:
Everyone is enthralled with the possibility of soon-to-be 43-year-old Tom Brady leaving the team he started his career with. However, let’s be sensible here and consider that this is likely just a hell of a marketing ploy and an attempt to scare Bill Belichick into getting Brady some receiving weapons. His time has passed from elevating a group of no-name receivers, but he’s still a top quarterback in this league. Brady was still the 12th highest-graded quarterback of 2019 and is just a year removed from being a top-five quarterback in grade and WAR.
Brady might be toward the end of his career, but he’s still motivated to prove doubters wrong.
With free agency just a month away, Brady shared a message for his critics, saying “I’m grateful for you doubting me and I’m determined to prove you wrong again.”
Last season, Brady finished with 4,057 passing yards, 24 touchdowns and eight interceptions. It’ll be fun to see if he has one more championship run left in him.