Tom Brady was all-in when it comes to signing a deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He will play his season as a member of a different team. Although this looks like a brand new opportunity for everyone, a former NFL MVP has a warning for the great Tom Brady.
Retired quarterback Boomer Esiason warned Brady about his new role in Tampa Bay. The former MVP of the Cincinnati Bengals believes that Brady’s reputation may suffer. TB12 will play away from Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and the Patriots.
Esiason has a warning for Tom Brady
Esiason really wanted to see Brady retire wearing a Patriots uniform. He thought that the quarterback would put an end to his career in Foxboro. But, Brady had other plans on his mind. Esiason wanted to see Brady play his final game at Gillette Stadium as a Patriot.
“What I really was, I was disappointed when I heard the news,” Esiason told WEEI’s “The Greg Hill Show” in a recent interview. “I wanted Tom to end (his career) a Patriot. And that is probably pretty selfish of me to think that way. But when you think of iconic players, iconic franchises and the greatest of all time, you’d like to see them run it all the way out through the end no matter how long it took. No matter how bad he might have played. Whatever the situation may have been, I would have loved to have seen him finish his career that way.
“Everything that I have heard and listened to and things that have been said by all parties, it just sounded to me like he wanted to go to a different place. And go somewhere and maybe not have the intense pressure of the relationship that he and Bill (Belichick) have during the season. I would just always tell him that the grass isn’t always greener elsewhere. And he will find out pretty quickly how things are different from one franchise to another.”
TB12 inked a two-year deal that would
$50 million in guaranteed money. Brady signed his
new deal in free agency. No one thought he’d make free agency for the first
time in his career. with the Buccaneers in
free agency this spring. The GOAT exercised his free agency labor rights for the first time since signing with the Pats.
Esiason is a busy New York media member. He was once a successful quarterback in Cincinnati. Esiason won the MVP award in 1988 and was then traded to the New York Jets.