The last two years of Brady's reconfigured contract are on the books, for now, but that will change next March. "I'm going to go out there and do my best this year and see what happens".
A detail in Tom Brady's new contract extension may have just reminded them of that fateful night, because this iseither the greatest troll job ever pulled off or a simple coincidence.
Hard to believe that Brady would become a "real" free agent - that is, shop around for other teams next offseason.
For the Patriots, having a steady Hall of Fame-level presence behind center is standard fare.
"I mean, the focus is this year and what we got to do".
While the couple love their 70 Vestry St. home in Tribeca - where they have been spotted with their children in the pool and on the basketball court - our sources say they have been looking at gracious homes with lots of room for their kids to play and dogs to roam. On top of that, the Patriots don't have a clear line of succession at QB now that Jimmy Garoppolo is long gone.
For instance, Brady at one point lofted a ideal deep pass down the right side and into the out-stretched arms of big-bodied rookie wide receiver N'Keal Harry, who hauled it in.
"It's really the reality for most guys in the National Football League, I don't want to think I'm any different than anyone else", Brady said.
"I don't want to think I'm any different than anyone else". "Football is a tough business, it's a production business and I'm ready to go this year and that's really what matters. I've got one year to go and we'll see what happens". That's all that really matters in the end, and that's what this team expects of me - to put everything into it, like I always have. "That's what my focus is". But in reality, both sides reportedly are taking it year by year. "I'm really excited for the year". I love this team, this organization, Mr. (Robert) Kraft, Jonathan (Kraft), coach (Bill) Belichick, all the coaches, all the players.
"Not many people said "Congrats" to him because of all the money he's made, but I went up to him and said, 'Congrats, man".
The player himself appeared to acknowledge as much when he spoke with the media following Monday's joint training camp practice session with the Detroit Lions.