The New England Patriots lost Tom Brady to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but some fans still hope for a reunion. The former Patriots quarterback won a title in his first season with the Buccaneers and announced his retirement after Year 2. Brady changed his mind after a few weeks and returned for another season with the team. This decision had a huge impact on his personal life and Brady is single again.
The Buccaneers did a decent job in 2021, but Brady seems to face a huge obstacle this season. According to Jeff Howe from The Athletic, Brady could be on his way back to New England.
“Don’t ever write off the Patriots,” Howe wrote. “Brady and Bill Belichick still have an abundance of respect for one another. They’ve made points to say it publicly on multiple occasions since the QB departed for Tampa. They also spent 23 minutes together in the visiting locker room at Gillette Stadium following Brady’s return in 2021 — an appointment they set up prior to the game. The Patriots are slated to have more than $100 million in cap space in 2023, so they can again address their flaws, this time on the heels of a couple impressive draft classes.
”Maybe it’s a long shot. There might be better situations for Brady. But just when you think you’ve got Belichick figured out, he does something no one sees coming.”
Tom Brady could celebrate a Patriots reunion after difficult 2022 season
This could be a bold theory, but it makes sense. Brady may not be a Patriots quarterback at the moment, but he has an army of supporters in New England. These guys would be more than happy to have him back. Brady won 5 games so far in the regular season, throwing for 3,051 yards, 14 touchdowns, and two interceptions.
Matt Light could see Brady put on a Patriots uniform again. TB12 is a winner and the Patriots need someone who can break the spell.
“I wouldn’t put anything past him,” Light said of his former teammate. “The guy wants to win, and he knows how to do it with a guy like Belichick. I think he’s seeing the differences now. I mean, he only played for Bill, and then he goes down to Tampa and he’s had a couple head coaches down there now. He could conceivably come back and want to be with a proven winner.”
Getting Brady back wouldn’t be a hard task. He enters free agency after the season and Belichick could snatch him right away. The Patriots wouldn’t need to trade players or draft picks.