Tom Brady signed with another team after winning six Super Bowls with the New England Patriots. Brady was a Patriot for two decades, and now he is taking his talent to Tampa Bay. The buccaneers were more than thrilled to see him hit free agency. They offered TB12 a two-year deal worth $60 million. It was the best deal an NFL team could ever offer, and Brady accepted it before the official start of the NFL free agency. Brady’s father thought that the breakup would be more complicated than this. But, his recent comments proved the opposite.
Brady Sr. believes that his son will enjoy the challenge Tampa Bay presents. TB12 is entering a new chapter, and he is definitely excited about it.
“Twenty years is about four lifetimes in the sports world,” Brady Sr. told The Raising Fame podcast hosted by Dell and Sonya Curry. “It is pretty unusual people don’t leave one franchise for another. After 20 years I just kind of sense this is going to be a new chapter, kind of a way to reinvigorate things. The Patriots were darn good to us and darn good to Tommy.
“Now that he’s moved on, it is kind of fun. We get to see some different sides of the world. We don’t get down to Florida very often and down to that area. It is pretty cool, and I think it is for him too. I think he is going to be a little bit reinvigorated because after 20 years things get a touch more boring.”
Brady didn’t say much about his free agency decision until the day he brought it. He just told them he was “pulling the plug.”
Brady’s father is excited about TB12
Brady Sr. is excited about his son’s opportunities. He will travel a lot to see him.
On one occasion, Brady Sr. said the relationship between his son and the Pats would end badly. However, it happened and it doesn’t seem as bitter as he once thought it would be. Brady’s dad understands both the quarterback and his head coach for making this decision.
“I think it is just change,” he said. “… I can’t tell you the hundreds of times where Tommy has said Bill is the greatest coach in the history of football. Tommy sings Bill’s praises. Divorce sounds a little bit harsh. It is a separation. Bill’s got a lot of responsibilities to keep the Patriots on track and that is a bigger responsibility than keeping Tommy under the hood.
“Both of them are mature individuals. I really respect Bill’s decision and respect Tommy’s decision as well. It is OK to take different paths. You don’t have to stay adjoined at the hip.”