By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com
ESPN's Adam Schefter will go down with the ship when it comes to his white-hot Tom Brady take.
It was on Monday that Schefter suggested that the 42-year-old Brady is "setting up" to leave the Patriots at the conclusion of the 2019 season. Schefter cited the fact that Brady has put his $39 million home on the market, that trainer Alex Guerrero had done the same with his home, and that Brady's current contract prevents the Patriots from keeping him on a franchise tag.
None of this was particularly new information, of course, but these were Schefter's reasons for thinking No. 12 could leave the only NFL city he's called home in an illustrious career that's brought six Super Bowl titles to Foxborough.
Schefter said more of the same during a Thursday appearance on ESPN's "Get Up" program.
"He's either staying in New England, he's retiring or he's going to play somewhere else," Schefter said. "Staying in New England, to me, would seem like the least likely option of the three."
That's an Adam-Bomb if there's ever been one, and warranted extra questioning from the panel.
“I think you can go any which way; I think all three are in play," Schefter said of Brady's options for 2020. "But I think it would be more likely he’d retire or even perhaps move on than it would be to stay in New England. We’ll see.”
The most decorated player in NFL history, Brady has been more honest about his football mortality in recent years, but has remained among the league's best, and hasn't backed off the idea of playing into his mid-40s.
Brady has thrown 11 touchdowns and 1,992 yards through the first seven games of the 2019 season.