Brady Leaves New England; Has Two Requirements In Next Team For His Next Team
Tom Brady has officially left the New England Patriots in a series of posts on Instagram on Tuesday, ending his 20-year run with the only NFL team he has ever known.
Brady did not say which team he will sign with for the 2020 season, but he did indicate he was leaving. He officially hits the league's open market Wednesday but could reach agreement with another team on Tuesday when players and clubs can negotiate deals.
A league source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that Brady has not yet made a decision on where he will play and will be exploring his options.
"Although my football journey will take place elsewhere, I appreciate everything that we have achieved and am grateful for our incredible TEAM accomplishments," he wrote.
Brady, 42, is asking for a few things that no other free agent has ever really asked for. According to Dianna Russini of ESPN, Brady has two big "wants" that he'll be looking for in his new team.
"Some of the things Brady wants: Control over roster [and] he wants to be part of making decisions on the play calling" Russini said this week on ESPN's "Get Up."
Brady, 42, leaves New England with six Super Bowl rings and 41 playoff starts since 2001.