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Um, this song could touch on just the rumors going around with Tom Brady.
Obviously, as a Patriots fan, it's something I really don't want to get to win, too.
Um, just because obviously he's meant so much for the organization, However, Um, just looking at the situation.
Is it time for the Patriots to move on? That's the question now.
Oftentimes New England.
The past, What, 20 years? Um, they asked themselves, You know, they're fans.
Aussies fans, um, ask ourselves, you know, do you know, once they caught the lawyer, Molloy's in the world and Richard Seymour's of the World? We look at it and we're like, Oh, you know, that's Bill being Bill, Um, no, with the Garoppolo situation and how this all shook out.
Um, I don't know if Bill had the idea that he would be still coaching ah, 43 year old quarterback at this point in his career.
I really don't think that at all.
Um, and now speculating, going forward, it's really hard as a Patriots fan, too.
I think that he's coming back like it makes sense, Um, on paper, But for the long run, it doesn't make much sense.
So it's kind of hard, hard to judge at this point.
I think that they will let him hit the legal tampering period and kind of get Ah, feel for what other teams are willing to offer him.
Obviously, one of the rumors is Raiders are ready to offer him two years, $60 million which is, you know, what? He was about to make $30 million this year for the Patriots before he opted out.
Um, he resigned extension before the season and opted out.
But what people don't really understand is I believe there's, Ah, $15 million hold on that.
So if they don't re sign him before March 17th March 18th when free agent begins, free agency begins before then, um, they automatically take that hit on the on the salary cap.
So if they sign him before that, they can kind of smooth that out through.
You know, they can't put the keep up march forward, so it's not so much of a burden on the cap.
But that being said, I think if Birdy goes to the tampering period and here's, you know, he's kind of offers from, you know, the Chargers, the Raiders, whoever else, Um, I think there will be teams that we have even heard of yet in the sweepstakes.
Maybe like the Bears, the colts? Um, Tampa Bay? Um, there's a number of teams I think could use Ah, quarterback like Tom.
And yes, he has declined in a way, but he was always from the get go was going to age gracefully.
Um, he was never reliance on a big, heavy, like, real strong arm.
He was always relying on accuracy and, you know, playing a smart system with, um, good, good to solid receivers.
Um, but he peeks, you know, when he had I mean, he led the league in passing with David Givens and no tight and speak of and GM branches receivers.
So those days are gone.
Now, however, so looking at free agency, the past do not have tons of money.
Think they have about $30 million I recently wrote for, um d FF.
Does he, um, Tennessee football? Um, about the restricted free agent receivers on the market.
So you know, there's guys like Isaiah Mackenzie who's, you know, speeds there from the Bills.
Um, there's Kendrick, born from the 40 Niners who's good size receiver can make contested catches.
You know, Red zone receiver.
Um, I got a guy like David Moore from the Seahawks like potentially those air.
I think those are the kind of options that they're going to look at killing Cole.
You know Josh Malone.
I don't think the Patriots can go out in the open market and just grab a J. Green.
It's not gonna happen.
I don't you know, I don't see them paying a J Green $15 million then trying to fit Brady in there.
Why they have so many guys that are on that are free agents is this offseason.
So you're talking to McCourty twins or tucking Cal Van Noy talking Danny Shelton, Um, you know the list goes on and on of guys that they could potentially lose this off season.
Ah, miss another rumor today about or a prediction from Messing talking about the Patriots missing the playoffs this year.
And you know, if you are Patriots Doubter or her like this is the year this is year to go all in on that take, Um, especially even if Brady comes back, that's this is the year to go in all in on that take.
But, um, just looking at their roster, I just don't see how they can improve it that much while paying Tom Brady $30 million as well.
So I think it's a really tricky situation.
Obviously, the Raiders courtship of him is a bit interesting that I don't know how that Jon Gruden and Tom Brady dynamic works or if he even works.
If his weapons are even that much better in Oakland and they are in New England, I just don't see how that could be the case.
Like I said, he has declined a little bit since what two years ago, anyone? And VP, Um, but he can still win your game.
You can still make it throws when he needs to make throws.
Um, looking back at the last two games of the season, Um, you played really well the second last game of the season and then against Miami, he just played.
He didn't play very well.
All but the case was in that game, they were doubling Adelman, just making it.
Make him throw the ball outside the numbers.
And like in the past, the Patriots have been able to play loose and fast with free agents and veteran players because of Tom Brady.
But I think now at this point in his career, they have to look at surrounding him with more talent, help him accomplish, you know, to be a good team offensively.
Um, and that is the media tricky part.
To be honest, I don't know how you guys feeling shot that D C Hector.
Angie, um, anyone else out there? Um, where do you think Tom Brady ends up? Do you think it's the Chargers? Do you think it's the Bears? Do you think it's the Raiders? As many rumors are, I saw funny, Um, the picture you put on instagram with him and Giselle and everyone was taking their takes about the different colors on the that he had.
He had dark blue hat on there, like Oh, Dallas Cowboys was wearing a white undershirt with a black sweater or something, and they're like, What about traitors? Colors like speculation is just gonna heat up in more and more.
Until that, I think nothing's gonna happen to that legal tampering period unless the Patriots come to Tom Brady with some Siris um, heat.
So that being said, I just one jump on and talk about temporary rumors.
It's kind of, ah, depressing thing.
As a Patriots fan talk about, however, everyone knew this time was coming.
Um, can always be thankful for what he did bring to the team.
20 years of success.
You can't really, um, put a price on that.
But that being said, I hope he resigns.
I think that's the best situation for everyone.
For him, for a fantasy, for everything.
For Adam in guys like that, that's the best situation.
But we will see how this all shakes out.
You'll be very, very, very interesting.
I really appreciate you guys jumping on with me.
I'll talk to you guys soon.