By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com
Tom Brady is on the move - for a new house. According to a new report from Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry of NBC Sports Boston, Brady and Gisele Bundchen have put their palatial Brookline mansion on the market.
The house was listed for a staggering $39.5 million. According to its Zillow listing, however, the house is "off market", meaning it is not actually available for sale or rent. It's unclear whether this means someone has already bought the home or its sale listing simply isn't official yet.
But the reports that Brady and Bundchen put the house on the market are consistent with reports from the New York Post that they are shopping for homes in wealthy neighborhoods near New York City, including Greenwich, Conn. and Alpine, N.J.
Just Google those towns and you'll get all kinds of images of just outrageously large, luxurious homes. Brady and Gisele's custom-built mansion in Brookline may be massive, but if they do move into one of these neighborhoods, it's likely that they're getting something even bigger.
These reports coincide with Brady signing a new contract with the Patriots, which is essentially just an on-paper extension. In actuality, it's an $8 million raise and a contract year for Brady. But his "extension" through 2021, however artificial it may be, lowered the Pats' cap number for 2019.
For whatever reason, Brady is planning on moving out of New England and closer to New York, where Gisele is often involved in various business ventures. Brady will probably find plenty to do in NYC as well, but there's close to zero chance that includes playing football for the Giants or Jets.
So if Brady can't get a new deal with the Patriots after 2019, perhaps he simply walks away for good. His recent house-hunting may be a small indication that he's planning for that possibility.
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