Tom Brady will almost definitely leave the New England Patriots in a few months

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This weekend, we’ll find out which teams make it to the Super Bowl on February 2. The AFC Championship game is between the Tennessee Titans aand Kansas City Chiefs. The NFC Championship game is between Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers. Bleacher Report says the Super Bowl will probably be the 49ers versus the Chiefs. I’m writing all of this because A) I did not know any of this before now and B) I heard that the Patriots had a terrible season, but they’ve had terrible seasons before and still managed to somehow fluke their way to the Super Bowl, but not this year. So, is Tom Brady done with the Patriots? It looks like he is – his Brookline, Massachusetts home is on the market, his suite at Gillette Stadium has been cleared out, and Tom and Gisele Bundchen bought a new home in Greenwich, Connecticut. Oof.

Tom Brady has reportedly left Massachusetts! The New England Patriots star, who previously resided in Brookline, is believed to have moved his wife Gisele Bündchen and their kids into a new home in Greenwich, Connecticut, according to local sports radio network WEEI.

The news was revealed on Tuesday’s segment of WEEI’s The Greg Hill Show hosted by Greg Hill, who also shared that Brady’s suite at Gillette Stadium where Bündchen, 39, usually watches his games has “been cleaned out.”

“It would appear to be, by those who are in the know; that it has been cleaned out in a way that perhaps it has never been cleaned out before,” Hill explained. Reps for the couple did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment. Brady, 42, and Bündchen put their Boston mansion on the market for $35 million in August.

The reveal of his alleged move to Connecticut comes before Brady is eligible for free agency in March, meaning he still has two months before he can decide to sign freely with any NFL franchise in the 2020 season.

After the Patriots ended their 2019 season with a loss against the Tennessee Titans, Brady opened up about his future in football, saying “it’s pretty unlikely” that’d he’d be retiring following the game. However, as for how much longer Brady, who’s helped the Patriots win six Super Bowl championships, will remain with the his team of 20 years, he said, “Who knows what the future holds? I love the Patriots. They have the greatest organization. Playing for Mr. [Robert] Kraft all these years and coach Belichick, there’s nobody who has had a better career than me, just being with them. I’m very blessed. I don’t know what the future looks like, so I’m not going to predict it.”

Kraft, Chief Executive Officer of the New England Patriots, said he’s happy to see Brady become a free agent, telling NBC Sports that the player deserves it, but hopes to see the quarterback back on his team for the 2020 season.

[From People]

Considering I know absolutely nothing about football gossip, I am utterly unqualified to put my two cents in here. But that won’t stop me. My take, from reading Brady’s interviews over the years, is that there’s part of him which would really like to end his career in Boston. But he also believes that he should and can keep playing for many more years, and I don’t think the Patriots want to give him the paycheck he thinks he deserves, plus the Patriots (as an organization) want to start building their post-Brady team. So, yeah… he’s probably going to another team. He probably already has something lined up.

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  1. Swack says:

    Read if the Patiots go in as a wild card they never make it to the playoffs. Would not blame the Patriots for not resigning him as they do have to look towards the future without him and from what I have read they have not really been developing another quarterback to replace him. That does not bode well for the team to be a winning team (and that would be for any team in any sport).

    • cf86713 says:

      They were developing Jimmy Garrapolo(the 49ers QB) . Belichick wanted to move on from Brady years ago but Brady went to Kraft and Jimmy G got traded to the 49ers rest is history.

  2. SomeChick says:

    Great, but what does he think about Sussexit?!

    I’ll show myself out.

  3. InVain says:

    I think not. If Kraft wants him back (and be most likely does), Tommy Boy will be back for at least another year.
    I don’t think the move is related. I follow football closely, there’s been no other suggestions that he’s leaving. He is a free agent… but I just don’t see him signing elsewhere.

    • Lightpurple says:

      And Josh McDaniels seems to be staying put. If McDaniels is staying, that will factor heavily into where Brady wants to be.

      His contract is up; he pretty much had to clean out the suite.

      • InVain says:

        Yep, good point. And all head coaching vacancies are now filled. I think Josh is pulling a Waity Katey for Bill‘s job. They may have some sort of agreement in place for that transition. Who knows. But they haven’t been developing a future QB… granted, there are a lot of free agent QB’s this year but I don’t see them choosing any of them over Brady. This draft QB class is stacked, they’ll probably grab one and start the development process during the 2020 season.

    • Arizona says:

      I don’t think he’ll be leaving. Connecticut isn’t all that far from MA, and if they put their mansion up for sale before the season even started, you can’t really use that as a reason for him supposedly leaving the team now. I also can’t see him leaving the Patriots, to be honest.

      also, they certainly didn’t have a great year, but it’s a stretch to say they had a terrible season. and I don’t think it’s about them not paying him what he wants – he’s been very clear on it being more important to get the best players on the team than being the best paid quarterback. if that means his salary is less, he’s been fine with that.

      • Angie says:

        Greenwich is all that far from MA. That’s basically New York.

      • Eliza_ says:

        Greenwich is 3-3.5 hours from Boston. It’s a great investment (the houses don’t lose value there and property tax is low) but not bought to commute to practice in MA. Great for commuting to NYC area though. Maybe it’s more for Gisele than him.

      • Moneypenny says:

        @Eliza I agree. You can’t commute to Foxborough from Greenwich, but maybe it helps Giselle commute to NYC. Or maybe he’s going to the Giants :). Or, he’s going to be a commentator, as many of them (CBS, NBC) are based in NYC.

      • SamC says:

        Greenwich is a hike to Foxboro but they also own a condo in Boston, haven’t heard that been sold or is on the market yet. Maybe he wants to be closer to the oldest son who lives in NYC?

    • Genessee says:

      L.A. based sports anchors been talking about him joining the L.A. Chargers for weeks now.

      Who knows what that’s all about…

  4. Eliza_ says:

    He is moving to Greenwich, CT.

    I’m assuming a NY team (Giants or Jets) or retirement.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      eh, I don’t think he’d play for either of those teams, even if they were his only choices.

      Not the Jets because they’ve been his division rival his entire career, and not the Giants because…well, we all know why. (and NO, not because they sucked this year – lol.)

      • chicken tetrazzini! says:

        And people didn’t think Favre would play for the Vikings and yet he did. He’ll play where they pay. Rivalries are for the fans, not the players.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        what you say is true, but players are all different. I can’t count how many times I’ve heard a football, baseball or basketball player say “I’d never play in *insert city here*!”

        I think Brady is one of those that holds grudges, and wouldn’t play in NY. but I DO agree that he will wind up more like Favre than Peyton Manning, and will play beyond his expiration date because of ego. He’ll “play where they pay” as you aptly said.

      • Eliza_ says:

        I think it depends on his ego and Giseles happiness.

        1) He totally doesn’t buy Gisele’s comment. He thinks he’s 95% of the team’s success.

        2) Rivalry is for fans. Money is for players. Both teams are awful, but so were the Patriots before he joined.

        3) I think Gisele is DONE in Boston. I think she is ready to move and they had an agreement for his contract period they’d live in MA and she’s ready to return in to the NY tri-state area.

        OR maybe he retires? Goes out while still thought of as great and not slowly declining season after season?

        That said… I know jack about football. I’m going off their estate sales/ purchases and what little i do know about the sport.

    • Becks1 says:

      He’s not going to the Jets or the Giants. He’s going to go to a team that is already well established and just needs a powerhouse QB. (think about when Manning went to Denver.) He’s not rolling into the Giants.

      Of course, I am always wrong, so welcome to the G-men, Tom! lol

    • cf86713 says:

      The Giants wouldn’t take Tom. I mean they’re not bringing Eli back so why would they sign Tom? Especially since their last two SB wins were at the expense of Tom.

      Daniel Jones is the starting QB of the Giants npw.

      I’d laugh if he went to the Jets but they’re sticking with Darnold.

      Its Pats or forced retirement.

  5. SaraR. says:

    Patriots had terrible season?! How? Their record was 12-4. If they didn’t loose the last game before the playoffs (against Miami) they would have had first week off. It was a very decent season, with a couple of lost games in the end.

  6. A says:

    Chris Evans will be heartbroken.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Chris will be fine; the Celtics are in fine form and fun to watch, Hockey East and the Beanpot are upon us, the endless debate of to Tuuka or not Tuuka is raging, and the Hot Stove league is speculating on the next Red Sox manager. Boston is blessed with sports, Chris will be fine.

      • A says:

        Umm maybe you don’t know about his Tom Brady obsession LOL

      • Lightpurple says:

        I do. I also know about his love of the Celtics. We move on quickly here now that the Curse of the Bambino has been broken. We are blessed.

      • A says:

        Good. But just cause he loves Celtics doesn’t mean he won’t have Brady withdrawals. Poor guy will be drowning his sorrow in Stella Artois 🙁

    • Alice says:

      +1 @Lightpurple, we are blessed!

  7. Madi says:

    I hope he has at least one more season with the Patriots, and that Belicheck gets him some offensive weapons to close out am epic career with a bang! The Pats defense was the best in the league this year, most weeks. The offense was great with Antonio Brown and Josh Gordon, but sadly they never found a good replacement at TE for Gronk. Once Brown was out and Gordon went to the Seahawks, the offense went downhill. As Gisele famously said, “my husband cannot f-ing throw the ball and catch the ball.” 🙂

    The Brookline house has been on the market for many months. They seem to build big and move – remember the huge mansion with the moat in LA that they built, lived in for a couple of years, and sold to Dr Dre after he cashed in on Beatz? So, I don’t think the houses are any indication that he’s definitely leaving. I read about the suite being cleaned out at Gillette that Gisele and his family uses, a “little more thoroughly” than usual. The report seemed to reach. I don’t know if TB 12 will move on, but as a huge Pats and Brady fan, I hope not. I wish him better than the inglorious end the great Brett Favre had.

    Kitten, I know you’re also a fan…what say you?!

    • Lightpurple says:

      His contract ended with the last game. He has never been without a contract before, they always resigned him in the past or franchised him. If he’s not under contract, he has no right to the suite.

  8. Kaye says:

    He has always seemed like a poor sport to me: he didn’t shake the opposing QB’s hand after the Pats’ last loss in the Superbowl, and he is whiny in several interviews I’ve read.

    Disclaimer: I did read that he shook the guy’s hand privately, but . . . ? I don’t care if he kissed him on the mouth, I still don’t like him.

  9. megs283 says:

    I just can’t get over the fact that he and his wife have millions upon millions and he’s choosing to keep playing. Dude, get out while your body and mind are intact. The TB12 enterprise will continue on. It’s not about money, it’s about pride, and that’s a dangerous thing.

    • SaraR. says:

      I think he genuinely enjoys and loves playing football. I don’t think it was ever about money for him – if it was he would not take pay cuts in Boston, he would go somewhere else. I can never forget that this guy was 199 draft pick number and that he is not extremely talented quarterback – what he accomplished is really with hard work and dedication and, I think, love for this sport.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      it’s because football is all he knows. if you ever listen to him talk, he knows football…BOY DOES HE KNOW FOOTBALL and he’s definitely one of the greatest to ever play.

      that being said…the dude is dumb as a brick (“drinking lots of water prevents sunburn! DERP!”) when it comes to any other subject outside of football. if he retired, he wouldn’t know what to do with himself. he could get a job as an analyst, he’d probably be good at that. he SHOULD retire, while he has the (limited) brain function that he has, before he gets too many more concussions (remember, Giz has spilled the beans on that one).

      I suspect, however, that his ego won’t let him retire…he thinks he can play another few years, and maybe he could, but I see him going the Favre route (had a great career but stayed too long and became a punchline) rather than the Peyton Manning route (retire at the top of your game and leave a hero).

    • lucy2 says:

      I look at it the same way. He’s had 20 amazing years with the same team, which almost never happens, he’s racked up a ton of records and superbowl wins, he’s 42 and still in good health, has more money that anyone could spend, and has 3 young kids. Retire, go out as a NE Patriot, and enjoy the rest of life. And I say that as someone who greatly dislikes the Patriots!

      I get that it’s hard for some of these guys to let go, but better to go out healthy than broken.

  10. SamC says:

    I’m another who hopes he finishes out his career with the Pats. The Brady/Pats hate reminds me of the Cowboys hate when they were always the team to beat (many, many years ago). Except for maybe Elway, has any franchise player had the same success or popularity when they left? I sort of understand that, as a super competitive person, he could want to test himself to see if he’d have the same success under another coach/owner but would still be a bummer.

    And only with the Pats would a 12-4 season be considered a disaster, lol!

    • Arizona says:

      seriously! I laughed when I read they had a terrible season. maybe for the Patriots?

    • Veronica S. says:

      I mean, getting caught cheating/doing unethical shit again makes your season look pretty bad in retrospect lol. That’s probably what’s causing most people say that. Kind of taints the look of those wins in the eyes of everybody else who’s not a football or Patriots fan.

  11. Lindy says:

    Ugh, he’s awful (his politics and his pseudo-science) and his team is unethical. I’ve pretty much stopped watching NFL games because it’s not much fun when some teams can get away with cheating and a total lack of sportsmanship. I hope he actually stays with the Patriots because then at least he isn’t spreading that nonsense elsewhere.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      the way the refs have always babied Brady (and his teammates) annoys the crap out of me. there are so many times he was hit, legally…not late, not too rough, not helmet to helmet…and the refs call roughing the passer. one ref even told an opposing player to “lay off Tom”. the pats seem to get calls that other teams don’t. however…

      …THIS year it seemed, esp toward the end of the season, that the refs were being much more fair-handed about calling penalties against the pats and NOT calling penalties against the opposing team that would have been called previously. it was refreshing to see, and maybe THAT’S why they had a “terrible” (ha ha) season.

  12. Veronica S. says:

    I mean….it’s not like he needs the money at this point. Or the fame. And he’s getting to that age where football injuries become increasingly more dangerous. Frankly, it would be the smart decision.

    • Eliza_ says:

      He’s a QB and not sacked that often. And you can never have too much money or too much fame.

      • Veronica S. says:

        I mean, he can make that choice if he wants. I’m just saying, with all of the data coming out about CTE and the fact that he has a family, I’m not sure those are odds I’d want to keep pushing at his age, heavily sacked or not.

  13. Kathy Kack says:

    He is a cheating asshole who works with cheating assholes. And he is a Trumper. I LOVED that they lost!! (But I AM a Seahawk fan so you can see why I despise this team)
    GO. AWAY. TOM!

    • Navywife says:

      As a niners fan, I’m pretty much programmed to disagree with you on everything, just on principle but my hatred for Brady is so deep, I’ll agree with a sea chickens fan. I too was ecstatic they lost. Both to Miami which was hilarious and the wildcard game.

      • Larelyn says:

        Chiefs fan here. You all can keep your NFC bickering, lol! We were dancing on the rooftops here in KC when he lost to the Dolphins, heh. Bellicheck is such a slimy coach, he had a fit on camera when his protege was playing legally dirty using his own tactics right back at him. Tom is a dim, priveleged, ego-driven guy who probably likes Trump because Bill told him to. I agree he should retire this year, but he’s stuck his heels in and will play the underdog, whine, and stay.

      • Navywife says:

        I actually like the chiefs and if my team wasnt in the running for the SB I would definitely be rooting for you guys but I’d rather play the titans. I’m confident that our defense can stop
        Derrick Henry, not so confinement we can stop Mahomes.

      • lucy2 says:

        I’m a lifelong Eagles fan, but the Niners are my second favorite.
        The Patriots losing the wildcard game made me happy too. I’m glad to see some other teams getting a shot. Them losing to Miami screwed up my office pool picks though!

    • Louise says:

      Yes, complete asshole through and through.

  14. TheOriginalMia says:

    My bff lives in Connecticut. She commutes to MA. It’s not far. Whatever happen to their eco-friendly estate in LA? When I heard they were moving, I assumed it was to the West coast.

    Brady is coming back. Not sure if that’s to the Pats, though. While there are 5 quality QBs coming out in the draft, some will need a few years to learn under a veteran. Tom could come back and mentor one, but his ego is so big and bruised after their 1st round loss, I can’t see it happening.

    • Lightpurple says:

      They sold that

    • Angie says:

      But what part of Connecticut does she live in? Willing to bet it isn’t Greenwich because that is essentially New York and unless Brady is going to helicopter to Boston for practice every day, driving or being driven up I-91 is hell and not sustainable.

      I live next to Greenwich and the drive to MA would be 3.5-4 hours on a good day.

      • TheOriginalMia says:


      • Moneypenny says:

        Exactly. Greenwich to Foxborough is about 3 hours. That is not a daily commute. It really depends where in MA you are and where in CT you’re going. I live in Metrowest and can get to Hartford in 1hr 15 min.

      • lucy2 says:

        It’s probably 4 hours easy, with traffic. Any time I’ve driven that way, I get stuck in bad traffic and the trip is longer than expected.
        it’s possible they’d have a smaller place nearby where they’d live part time if he keeps playing and stays in NE.

      • SamC says:

        It is Greenwich. I doubt he’d be driving I95 (my personal version of hades!), probably charter a plane or helicopter to Foxboro. And pretty sure they have a condo in Boston/Back Bay.

  15. EK says:

    Go Chiefs! That is all.

  16. jferber says:

    “Getting caught cheating/doing unethical stuff” (from a poster above) means shit to him. He’s like his douche bro trump– it’s winning, not how you play the game. Don’t know football, but from what I get, the Pats are a good enough team that they never had to cheat to win– they just like it. A culture of cheating and bad sportsmanship. It’s only Giselle keeping him from his very good friend in the White House. Also, the lighting in the first pic does neither one any favors–they are both looking worn around the edges. I actually think his ego will not let him quit now. He said when he’s 45 and I believe that.

  17. BendyWindy says:

    I hate Tom Brady’s stupid face. My favorite team is “whoever is playing the Pats.”

    Boy, bye.

  18. Livvers says:

    “Not with a bang, but with a whimper.” I don’t even like the guy but think it’s disappointing he seems to want to end his career with a ‘fading twilight years’ approach rather than going out on top (e.g. last year). Is he a hollow man? Well he can just stuff himself full of cash I guess!

  19. Sally Sunshine says:

    I had dinner at the table next to Gisele in a downtown NYC restaurant right before the holidays. It was a weeknight and she seemed very casual and there with only one girlfriend. (She ate french fries, btw!) It struck me as odd that she was out so casually on a school night. I’m wondering if they transitioned their home base awhile ago?

  20. Mar says:

    He is not going to another team!

    Gisele is dying for him to retire.

    He may do one more year with the Patriots but he’s not starting a new career with a new team!

  21. cf86713 says:

    Its Pats or forced retirement

    Regardless I have disliked him since his Michigan days before it became trendy to dislike Tom Brady.

    So if this is it

    #Boy Bye

  22. Emily says:

    Well I’ll let you all know if I happen to run into Gisele and Tom one of these days as I currently live in the Greenwich, CT area. A lot of celebs live around like Diana Ross and Judge Judy And Regis Philbin (though I think he sold his house or it’s on the market). I moved to the area last year temporarily from the city after my life took a downward turn last year (long story). My parents relocated across the NY/CT state border from Westchester in 2018 due to the cheaper taxes so I’m currently living with them while I sort my life out. And Greenwich is the first exit on I-95 in CT so it is right on the border of NY and CT. I doubt Brady will be commuting to MA all the way from CT. Gisele probably wants to be closer to NYC for work. So my guess is Brady’s days with the Pats are done or close to it.

    I’ve always known his exit from football would be dramatic. After reading an NYT magazine profile on him years ago, I realize there isn’t much in his brain apart from football. Really, this guy has no other interest in his life apart from football (and maybe questionable nutrition? that article heavily focused on his controversial friend Alex Guerrero). And he seemed to think he had many years left with the Pats. I realized his exit from football would be very ugly and probably forced on him because he’s the type to keep on playing long past his expiration date.

  23. KTate says:

    I don’t know anything about football but I do know that Tom Brady looks EXACTLY like that court room drawing of him.