Tom Brady returning to New England may not be quite the fait accompli many have assumed.
Brady, who will soon hit free agency for the first time in his career, said Sunday he is “open-minded about the process” of potentially finding a new team to play for.
“I’m looking forward to what’s ahead,” Brady said in an interview with Westwood One radio, per ESPN. “Whatever the future may bring, I’ll embrace it with open arms.”
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The 42-year-old Brady has spent his 20-year NFL career with the Patriots. He’s never before reached free agency, and his age and relatively mediocre 2019 season has helped fuel speculation the divisional round loss to the Titans was Brady’s last game in a Patriots uniform.
Neither he nor New England coach Bill Belichick discussed the quarterback’s future with the team following that loss.
“I don’t know what the future looks like, and I’m not going to predict it,” Brady said at the time.
Brady said he has no timetable for a decision. He becomes a free agent in March, and told Westwood One he spent the first weeks after the end of the season decompressing with his family.