When Tom Brady made his retirement announcement earlier today, everyone who read his lengthy message on Instagram seemed to notice one obvious omission: The New England Patrots.
Brady didn’t once take even a single sentence to mention the Patriots players, coaching staff, front office, or the fans!
It seemed strange to almost everyone, seeing as how the GOAT has spent the first 20 years of his glorious career in Foxborough, where he won six of his seven Super Bowl titles. Some Patriots fans even took it as a direct shot at them.
Why would Brady choose to ignore the entire Patriots organization while making such a big announcement? Well, the answer is quite simple, actually.
Based on some rumblings from a few sources on Twitter, it’s believed that Brady is saving his love for Foxborough for when he signs a one-day contract to officially retire as a member of the Patriots. According to Tampa Bay Bucs insider Bobby Thompson, this had been Brady’s plan all along.
A few days ago, he hinted at this possibility when the Brady retirement rumors began to swirl:
Today, after Brady left the Pats our of his announcement, Thompson reiterated his beliefs regarding Tom’s plans for the Patriots and his retirement.
This would make a ton of sense, as Brady never seemed to have any hard feelings for the people of New England. And it would see unlikely that a class act like his would totally ignore the franchise he spent over 90 percent of his career with.
Based on Thompson’s analysis, you can expect to see Brady join the Patriots one more time in the coming days, before he officially rides off into the sunset.
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