New England Patriots

Sep 8, 2019; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) passes the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first half at Gillette Stadium. (David Butler II/USA TODAY Sports)

By Ty Anderson,

New England quarterback Tom Brady is not one to complain about an All-Pro wideout choosing the Patriots.

The on-field leader of the six-time Super Bowl champions made that perfectly clear to Patriots owner Robert Kraft in the wake of the team’s decision to take a one-year, $15 million gamble on Antonio Brown, who was released by Oakland in the morning and a Patriot by nightfall on Saturday. With multiple reinforcements, in fact.

And while Brady wouldn’t go the full million percent in when asked about Brown’s addition to the Patriots, the 42-year-old captain couldn’t deny the potential that comes with adding a player of Brown’s caliber to the New England mix.

“I think everybody’s excited to add great players,” Brady said after a 33-3 win over the Steelers on Sunday. “It helps everybody when you have great players that are sharing the burden of a tough football season. I think, like anything else, whether it was Josh [Gordon] last year or Phillip [Dorsett] when he got here a few years ago late, and then this year Antonio, how much can you learn and process and get in here?

“We’re all going to work hard and try to get up to speed as fast as possible,” Brady continued. “But, we haven’t had a training camp together or that, so you’ve got to force a lot of information. We’re all excited to have him.”

The Patriot offense looked solid in their 2019 debut without Brown, too, as No. 12 finished 24-of-36 with 341 yards through the air and three touchdowns. But Brady certainly seems excited for his upcoming chemistry classes with AB.

“All I can say is we’re just going to work as hard as we possibly can to get up to speed as quickly as possible,” said Brady.

That includes potentially living together, as Brady has reportedly offered to let the four-time First Team All-Pro Brown move into his house while he gets settled in Massachusetts.

Ty Anderson is a writer and columnist for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Yell at him on Twitter: @_TyAnderson.