Tedy Bruschi Believes The Patriots Will Re-Sign Tom Brady Close To The Free Agent Deadline

Former Patriots star Tedy Bruschi shared his take on when he believes the Patriots will bring Tom Brady back.
The Patriots have every reason to give Brady a new two-year agreement, because if they do not sign him they would be hit with $13.5 million in dead salary cap money that can be split over the next two seasons if they sign him. This would also give the Patriots a two year window to find Brady’s successor. It would also help the quarterback of the future out greatly to learn from Brady.

There are no quarterbacks in free agency that would carry close to the value of paying Brady close to $28 million per year. If the Patriots do not sign Brady before March 28th Brady would be free to sign with another team.

Tedy Bruschi said when the deadline gets closer, things will start to become “real.” and likely sign Brady to a new deal.

“I think both sides right now, I think they have already had their conversation — ‘This is where we are. This where you are. OK, let’s see where it goes.’ I think this is leverage season because right now it is easy. That is what you think, that is what I think. Now the season is over, we’re moving on,” Bruschi said. “But, what happens when this really gets real? When it starts to get real and you’re starting to hear rumors about the Dolphins, or the Chargers, or another team and they are offering something to him and it is two or three years? You start to realize something if you’re Robert Kraft, and I would think it’s probably more Robert Kraft than Bill Belichick, but you’re starting to realize, ‘Wait a second, this is Tom Brady that we’re letting go. And is it possible that the one-year deal we offered, could it possibly be two because now it is real he could possibly be a quarterback for another team.

“We’re not talking Bernie Kozar, we’re not talking Vinny Testaverde, we’re not even talking about Joe Montana in my opinion, we’re talking Tom Brady. He’s head and shoulder above everyone else in terms of what they accomplished and you’re about to see him sign with another team. That is when it gets real. That is when the leverage becomes real and that is when I think cooler heads will prevail.”