There’s been a growing sentiment around league circles that Tom Brady is leaving New England.
And now, ESPN’s Jeff Darlington is reporting that Brady is not only open to the idea of playing elsewhere in 2020, he’s operating as if he thats his plan.
Per the report:
Tom Brady is currently operating under the belief that he will enter free agency to play somewhere other than New England next season, a sentiment the quarterback has shared with others, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Darlington.
While Brady has his eyes very clearly on free agency, there is still a belief in his circles that the Patriots will have their opportunity to convince Brady to stay. But at this point, Brady is evaluating the NFL landscape with the intention of departing, sources said.
Brady can not begin negotiations with other team until March 16.
Meanwhile, the New England Patriots have had no discussions with Brady on a new contract: