Since the end of the Patriots season following a 20-13 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Wild Card weekend, the talk has been about the future of Tom Brady and whether or not he’ll return to the Patriots.
Brady has already announced that he’s not retiring on Thursday. Will he be back with the Patriots, however?
The other question is the future of Bill Belichick, who could also leave New England.
Boston Sports Journal’s Greg Bedard speculated about Belichick’s future:
“There have been increasing NFL rumors that perhaps Belichick is not as wedded to Foxborough as many of us, certainly me, thought.
Is Belichick setting up a final test on whether he has complete control of the football operations? I think Belichick would be OK with Brady being back, but not at the expense of the rest of the team.
There are four openings out there and they won’t last forever. If Belichick is contemplating a move, it would have to come soon. There’s no solid intel, but some rumblings I hadn’t heard before. So I don’t rule anything out.
“For the record, my money is still on Bill and Tom being back together again for Year 21.”
The future of the New England Patriots will surely be the topic of decision this offseason.