You would think that a team who is currently 8-0 would have little to no problems, but that isn’t the case with the New England Patriots.
The 42-year-old quarterback is frustrated over the team’s handling of their wide receivers, most notably, the Patriots releasing Antonio Brown after just one game and eleven days with the team as well as the team placing Josh Gordon on injured reserve, only to waive him once he recovers from his injury in one-to-two weeks, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
“So Tom Brady has left it open about his future. There’s something going on right now that has Tom Brady frustrated. Not necessarily at anyone, but at the situation. He is frustrated with the turnover at receiver, mainly because he dedicated so much time to Antonio Brown, trying to get him right, trying to get him into the team and then he was released.
And this week, Josh Gordon, Brady has spent so much time personally and professionally trying to help and he was put on injured reserve. His tenure was done. Couple that with the fact that he’s not definitive on his future.”
Both players had served as the Patriots’ No. 1 receivers during their tenures in New England.
The Brown was understandable as the franchise just couldn’t deal with another mega scandal coming off a huge one a few years in Aaron Hernandez. The Gordon one was definitely surprising as the veteran had stayed out of trouble this season and had proven he was willing to do whatever it took for the team.
The team did go out and trade for Mohamed Sanu, who registered 2 catches for 23 yards in his debut against the Browns.