Tom Brady Appears to Confirm He’s Leaving the Patriots

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It looks like Tom Brady’s time with New England Patriots has come to an end. Brady, arguably the best quarterback in the NFL history, appeared to confirm he’s leaving the Patriots on Monday via a series of social media posts.

In a statement posted on Instagram and Twitter, Brady thanked the entire Pats’ organization, staff, and coaches, while hinting that he’ll play for another franchise in 2020.

“Although my football journey will take place elsewhere, I appreciate everything that we have achieved and am grateful for our incredible TEAM accomplishments,” Brady wrote.

“I don’t know what my football future holds, but it is time for me to open a new stage for my life and career,” he added.

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Tom Brady spent his entire professional career with the New England Patriots, leading the organization to six Super Bowl titles. Despite their success together, the two sides couldn’t come to an agreement on a new contract last year, which led to a scenario in which Brady became a free agent for the first time in his accomplished career.

Given that Brady’s mind appears to be made up, once the NFL free agency officially kicks off on March 18th, the 42-year-old will be able to sign with any team he wants. His next destination, however, isn’t so apparent at the moment.

Brady was closely linked with Tennessee Titans and Las Vegas Raiders in recent weeks, but neither destination seems likely at the moment. Titans decided to give Ryan Tannehill a new deal over the weekend, while Raiders signed former No.2 overall pick Marcus Mariota in free agency.

Other landing spots for Brady might include Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Chargers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and possibly Chicago Bears.

Pats, on the other hand, will probably look to add a quality QB in the offseason to compete with 2019’s 4th round pick Jarrett Stidham for the starting spot.