Patriots Still Considering Tom Brady Reunion

Tyler Maher
The New England Patriots are still open to a reunion with Tom Brady.
The New England Patriots are still open to a reunion with Tom Brady. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

New England Patriots fans have been pining for Tom Brady to come back ever since he left for Tampa Bay in 2020. Now, with things not going well for the seven-time Super Bowl champ and the Buccaneers, Patriots fans may still get their wish.

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Anyone who's watched Brady play this season can tell how unhappy he is. Tampa Bay has a losing record (but still leads the division) and its star quarterback is playing some of his worst football in years, leading many to speculate that he will finally retire for real this offseason.

For their part, however, the Patriots are still interested in bringing him back. According to Mike Jones at The Athletic, New England's owner Robert Kraft and head coach Bill Belichick would consider a reunion with Brady if they felt it would give them a legitimate chance at a Super Bowl.

The Patriots are only one game over .500 at the moment and don't appear to have a championship-caliber roster at the moment, so that's hard to imagine. And given Brady's poor play recently, he seems unlikely to put them over the top.

Bringing back Brady would also mean moving on from 2021 first-rounder Mac Jones, who's already made a Pro Bowl and led New England to the playoffs as a rookie. Giving up on a young, promising quarterback in favor of an old, broken-down one doesn't make a lot of sense, especially for the notoriously unsentimental Belichick.

While it would be cool to see Brady in a Patriots jersey one more time, New England fans shouldn't get their hopes up.

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