It looks like we are finding out more information as to why Tom Brady decided to walk away from the National Football League and it appears it had something to do with a strained relationship with the head coach.
Former NFL guard Rich Ohrnberger, who was drafted by the New England Patriots 123rd overall in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft, took to Twitter and dropped some damning information on the relationship between Tom Brade and Bruce Arians that had been ‘souring,’ according to him.
“Heard some interesting things recently… The Tom Brady & Bruce Arians honeymoon was over in Tampa. The retirement announcement wasn’t because of the trouble seeing eye to eye on the offensive game planning, but the relationship was souring.”
“Apparently, while Arians was rehabbing the achilles in the early mornings, offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich and Brady would work on the week’s game plan. Arians would later come in and take the red pen to work they’d done. The QB and OC felt undermined, there was tension.”
Since his retirement announcement, many have stated that they don’t believe he will stay that way, but reports have him coming back elsewhere besides Tampa. Now, we are starting to see just why that is.
Brady has been rumored to have interest in playing for his favorite team in the 49ers, but the Niners seem dead set on trading Jimmy Garoppolo this offseason and hand the keys over to Trey Lance.
After the season Brady just had at 44-years-old, it would be hard for the 49ers to turn him down.
Brady recently revealed he’s operating with a “never say never” mindset about returning to the NFL, and joining the 49ers might be the exact opportunity that motivates TB12 to suit up for a 23rd season.