Lists

20 Reasons Why Tom Brady Left The Patriots

Darren - March 18, 2020
Lists

20 Reasons Why Tom Brady Left The Patriots

Darren - March 18, 2020
Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY Sports

2. You Can’t Fire Me… I Quit

In short, all good things come to an end. Right now Brady gets to walk away with his head held high. He’s a hero in New England and rightly so. But the truth is that he only had another season at most in Boston. It’s better to leave by choice and with dignity.

Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY Sports

Furthermore, this way he gets to keep his value. Another season like last year’s with the Patriots would have a knock-on effect on future salary demands. People would say that he’s past it and he’d struggle to push past $20 million per year. To sum up, it makes sense.

Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY Sports

1. Love of the Game

Finally, Brady just really loves football. There’s a reason why he’s a 20-year veteran of the game. He could easily walk away from the sport and still make bagfuls of dollars but he’s happy to put his body on the line again and again. It’s really quite inspiring.

Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY Sports

Even though he’s 43, he hasn’t lost the hunger to win and compete. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will give him a chance to play with a bit more freedom than over the past couple of years. Retirement lasts for a very long time, so he’s just going to make the most of it while he still can.

Advertisement