By Alex Barth, 985TheSportsHub.com
Perhaps nobody on the outside understands what Tom Brady has gone through in recent months more than Joe Montana.
Montana turned the San Francisco 49ers into an NFL blue blood franchise, but was then traded in the twilight of his career. While Brady’s similar path didn’t end with a trade, Montana is still putting the blame on the organization.
“I don’t know what’s going on inside there, but somebody made a mistake,” Montana told USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday, talking about Brady deciding to leave in free agency. “I still don’t understand how New England let him get away. I don’t understand that.”
While Montana is left scratching his head in regards to what happened to the Patriots, he believes the grass will be greener for Brady on the other side.
“I think it’s going to be fun for him,” Montana remarked, referencing reports about a rift between Brady and coach Bill Belichick. “Probably for the first time in a long time he’ll be having fun, if I understand what he’s been saying, or what I’ve been reading.”
While Montana does have the closest experience to anybody of what Tom Brady is going through right now, he also predicted back in February that Brady would stay in New England. So you can take this all with a grain of salt.