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Brady ‘open-minded’ about enjoying elsewhere

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  • Mike ReissESPN Employees Author

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who’s scheduled to turn out to be an unrestricted free agent for the primary time in his 20-year profession on March 18, was requested Sunday whether or not he views it as a sensible risk that he might play for an additional workforce.

“I am open-minded in regards to the course of,” Brady stated in his weekly interview with Westwood One radio, when additionally requested whether or not he’d be prepared to play elsewhere. “On the similar time, I like enjoying soccer and I wish to proceed to play and do a fantastic job. I am wanting ahead to what’s forward. Regardless of the future could convey, I will embrace it with open arms.”

On Saturday evening, Brady was in Las Vegas for UFC 246, the place he crossed paths with Oakland Raiders proprietor Mark Davis. Pictures of them collectively generated predictable buzz on social media, highlighting how Brady’s future is not only arguably the largest story of the upcoming NFL offseason, however in all of sports activities.

It’s unusual for a participant of Brady’s stature to succeed in free company. As a part of the revised contract he agreed to with the Patriots in August, the workforce cannot assign him the franchise tag, which provides the 42-year-old Brady leverage to dictate his plans.

If Brady returns to the Patriots for a 21st season in 2020, he would tie former Detroit Lions kicker Jason Hanson for the longest tenure with a workforce in NFL historical past, based on ESPN’s Stats & Info.

Brady stated in his Westwood One interview that he is spent the previous two weeks “decompressing from the season” and spending time along with his household.

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