Speaking to Jim Gray on Westwood One, Tom Brady reiterated his desire to play football in 2020 and preferably for the New England Patriots for a 21st season.
“Like I said, I’ve loved playing football and I have loved playing for this organization, so I really don’t know what it is going to look like moving forward and I am just taking things day-by-day,” Brady told Gray on Saturday. “We’re a week removed from the end of our season. There’s a lot of time to figure these things out. I don’t think any player or team is ready to make any commitments at this point and I am sure as the offseason progresses those things will take care of themselves.”
Brady and the Patriots are home during the Divisional Round for the first time in 10 years and Brady says that the contract has not been a priority just yet. He says he is focused on recharging physically and mentally as he prepares for the future.
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In 2019, Brady threw for 4,057 yards, 24 touchdowns and just eight interceptions with a career-low 60.8 completion percentage. However, when you considered the circumstances surrounding the offense in general, Brady put together a nice season at the age of 42. Unfortunately, it came to a halt on Wild Card Weekend at the hand of Mike Vrabel and the Tennessee Titans.
Regardless of whether Brady is on the Patriots roster next season he will count $13.5 million against the cap. Despite the talk that Brady could play elsewhere, it doesn’t make sense for either party to part ways. In all likelihood, a two-year deal will benefit both player and the team moving forward.