Earlier this month it was reported by multiple outlets that Tom Brady and Bill Belichick spoke on the phone but the conversation regarding Brady’s future in New England “didn’t go well.” As you would imagine, this added more fuel to the ‘Brady is leaving New England fire,’ but Adam Schefter was quick to report that the conversation was “business as usual.”
Whatever the case may be, there are still plenty of question marks surrounding Brady’s future in the NFL.
On Thursday a new report came out suggesting that the Patriots actually offered Brady a one-year contract during that phone call but at less money than what he made in 2019.
Here’s the report from Patriots insider Dale Arnold suggesting all the Patriots can do is a ‘one-year deal at less money than Brady made last year’:
Brady signed a three-year deal contract following the 2019 campaign but with clauses of two voidable seasons, the six-time Super Bowl champ is set to hit the open market as a free agent. Brady carried a cap-hit of $21.5 million last season with a yearly cash mark of $23 million.
With pretty much every rumor imaginable out there regarding Brady and where he may be playing football next season already out there, it’s probably best to take every report regarding all of this with a grain of salt.
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