There have been a lot of rumors that 2020 could be Tom Brady’s last in New England. Despite the team’s ongoing success, Brady isn’t having one of his best statistical years.
Amid the speculation that Brady could leave or be left behind heading into 2020, his father – Tom Brady Sr. – gave his thoughts on his son’s future.
He ultimately determined that it would ultimately be head coach Bill Belichick’s decision.
“You know, I don’t know. It’s hard for me to envision him playing somewhere else. He wants to play. But ultimately, it’s Bill’s decision. Nobody really knows. Bill doesn’t tip his hand. There’s just been insinuations here and there. This is really kind of between those two. They got to decide what they want.”
Brady Sr. further asserted that if Brady does want to keep playing after Belichick moves on, he would probably be willing to go to another team.
“If Bill says he doesn’t want Tommy, and Tommy wants to play, well, Joe Montana went to Kansas City,” Brady Sr. said. “”Just because Bill decides he wants to move on, that won’t dictate Tommy’s future. I’m sure there are a few other teams in the league that would want him.”
“I just know Tommy loves playing football,” Brady Sr. said. “He loves everything about it. He loves his teammates. I don’t think anyone knows right now what’s going to go on. Bill may know. Bill doesn’t make a decision he hasn’t thought long and hard about. We’ll see what he wants to do at the end of the year.”
The Patriots are currently 10-2 and need just one win to clinch their 11th-straight playoff appearance. But those wins have sometimes been in spite of Brady’s play, not because of it.
Brady is currently completing 61-percent of his passes – his lowest since 2013. His 3.7-percent touchdown rate and 52.1 QBR are also the lowest of his 20-year career.