Patriots Insider Suggests Tom Brady Won’t Retire With New England

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Tom Brady retiring was the biggest news of the week in Sports and it’s not even close.

What comes next for Tom Brady is a very, very lucrative career in NFL broadcasting and a spot in the NFL Hall of Fame in the near future.

Recent comments from New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft suggest he’d stop at nothing to ensure Tom Brady officially retired with the Pats. He wants to sign the GOAT to a 1-day contract.

Shortly after Robert Kraft’s comments, a Patriots insider suggested that isn’t going to happen. NBC Sports Boston’s Tom E. Curran spoke about it on WEEI, saying

“A couple of weeks ago I asked — as it was being passed around — speculation, ‘Will Brady come back to the Patriots?’ I said, ‘That wouldn’t happen, right?’ I was told via text, that would not happen. He would never go back to the Patriots. Now, would he come back and sign a one-day contract? I would imagine the same thing holds true.”

Curran added this kicker on Tom Brady’s situation

“The Patriots had multiple years in which Brady all but crawled on his hands and knees to the door of Robert Kraft and said, ‘Please, sign me. I don’t want to move from this house in Chestnut Hill. I don’t want to uproot my family. I want to finish here as a New England Patriot.'”

“He had no idea what laid over those hills in a place like Tampa Bay, and the chalice of celebrity and branding he could drink from. He wanted to stay here. They didn’t let him do it. Do you think he’s going to want to sign now for a photo op, so someone can leverage him after they passed on every opportunity, and made him uproot? I don’t.”

Brady could still enter the NFL Hall of Fame with the Patriots. It’s common for NFL players to be enshrined with the team they spent the most significant portion of their career with.

Robert Kraft Desperate To Ensure Tom Brady Retires As A Patriot

Robert Kraft sounds downright desperate to get Tom Brady back for a 1-day contract so Tom can *officially* retire as a member of the New England Patriots. Appearing on CNN on Thursday, Kraft said the following about signing Tom Brady back:

“I’d do it tomorrow. Not only do I want it, our fans are clamoring for it and to us, he always has been and always will be a Patriot…

We’ll do everything we can in our power to bring him back, sign off as a Patriot and find ways to honor him for many years to come.

He did so much to bring life and good cheer to our community and he’s a beloved figure and he’s earned the respect and love that people feel for him like no other athlete in our town and we’ve had some great ones.”

Robert Kraft saying he’d do it tomorrow and would ensure they did ‘everything in (their) power’ to get Tom Brady back feels right.

I’m a born and raised Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan and I’d wholeheartedly support Brady retiring as a Patriot, in fact, I’d encourage it. That was where he cemented his legacy as the GOAT.

During his CNN appearance, Robert Kraft was asked to send a message to his former QB.

Kraft said “Tommy, I’m always here for you, you are part of our family. I just love the guy so much and there isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for him and I think he can do a lot of good things for America and reach out to a lot of people. Thank you for the time you gave us and everyone here in the New England region loves you and respects you and wants happiness for you in your life.”

Robert Kraft also shared what Tom Brady told him when they first met:

Tom was right. He was arguably the best decision any team made in the history of the NFL.

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