Tom Brady doesn’t officially become a free agent until the new league year begins on March 18, but the rumors are already flying about the New England Patriot quarterback’s future.
A report surfaced earlier in the week that Brady and his family purchased a home in Greenwich, Connecticut. As NBC Sports Boston’s own Tom E. Curran pointed out, that is false.
But that doesn’t mean Brady isn’t planning on making a move.
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Thursday night on “Arbella Early Edition,” Gary Tanguay revealed that a source told him Brady and wife Gisele Bundchen are looking to leave New England.
“I was told today by a source the family is planning to leave the area,” Tanguay said. “The priority this time is to let the kids finish school this year, then they’re gone.”
Tanguay’s report doesn’t mean Brady is definitely leaving New England, but talks of him and his family looking to live somewhere else continue to gain steam.
If Brady indeed is moving on from New England and looking to start a new chapter, some of that could do with his desire to finally make the money he’s worth in free agency.
According to Tanguay, Brady is “embarrassed” by the number of quarterbacks in the league that make more than him and has been fed up about it dating back to the summer, before he signed his contract extension.
Thirteen quarterbacks, including Brady’s former backups Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett, make more on average annually than the six-time Super Bowl champion according to overthecap.com.
The truth is, we won’t know for certain what’s going through Brady’s mind until the ink is on paper for the 42-year-old’s new contract. Until then, it’s going to be a stressful offseason for Patriots fans.