Tom Brady seemed really annoyed at the fact that his conversation he had about the Patriots organization signing Antonio Brown was leaked and reported.
Just one day after the Patriots agreed to sign Brown to a 1-year contract, Al Michaels shared some insight on “Sunday Night Football” where Robert Kraft told him how Brady felt about AB.
“Kraft also told me that when he broke the news to Tom Brady [Saturday], Brady initially said ‘I’m 100 percent in.’ Two minutes later Tom came back, said to Kraft, ‘I’m 1,000 percent in.’ Then he came back two minutes later he came back and said ‘I’m a million percent in.’
“Drew (Rosenhaus), Brown’s agent, said Brady told Brown, ‘come move in with me until you get settled in New England.’ How happy is Tom?”
Brady joined Westwood One’s Jim Gray for his weekly Monday interview and his comments about that report seemed to rub him the wrong way.
Gray: “You were 100% ‘in’ when they brought in Antonio Brown. What are your thoughts on his coming and going so quickly?”
Brady: “That was supposed to be a private conversation, but one thing I’ve certainly learned over 20 years of playing football is I can control what I can control. I’m gonna show up every day to do the best job I can do to be a leader of the team, to embrace new teammates, to embrace the coaching, the challenges that we are all going to face. It’s a difficult year; we’re all faced with different adversities, different teams at different times. We’ve had our fair share and we are going to do our very best to overcome whatever is presented in front of us the entire season.”
What isn’t clear is if Brady is upset that Robert Kraft shared those details to Al Micheals or Michaels sharing those details with the world.
Gray also asked Brady about rumors the quarterback did not agree with Kraft releasing Brown.
“There are always reports and speculation about a lot of things that I have said or have not said or been a part of. The reality is I don’t make any personnel decisions. I don’t decide to sign players. I don’t decide to trade them. I don’t decide to release them. I don’t decide to draft them. I don’t get asked. I show up and I do my job. I’m an employee like everyone else. I’m going to show up this week and do the best I can do as quarterback. Maybe one day I will be an owner and I can make all the decisions that I want. I would probably have to play another 20 years in the NFL to be able to afford that,” Brady told Gray.
In the end, Brown caused himself to be released when Robert Kraft became enraged after finding out he sent harassing text messages to a second accuser.