Thoughts from Schefter on Tom Brady’s future – ESPN (blog)
There has been tension between Brady and the coaching staff this season, according to an ESPN report, an assertion the quarterback has denied.
Some highlights from Schefter:
• Will the Patriots trade Brady? Rumors about the Patriots possibly dealing Brady after this season have been widespread. Schefter, for one, doesn’t see Brady leaving town: “I don’t think they trade him and I don’t think he goes anywhere,” Schefter said.
• But if Brady did get traded, what would he fetch? “I spoke to about a half-dozen general managers and front office executives about this very topic last week because we knew that this conversation would be coming,” Schefter told host Colin Cowherd.
More from Schefter: “There was one person I spoke with who told me … this guy was adamant, that if the Patriots traded Tom Brady after the season … [they would get] two No. 1 picks. I said ‘Two No. 1s? He’s 37!’ He said ‘There’s the one because of the position he plays, quarterback, and there’s [another first-rounder] for the marketing intangibles that he brings.’
“So I brought this to other people and I asked them. The consensus that I took away was, I don’t think they get two [first-rounders]. But let’s say you’re the Houston Texans, what are you giving up for Tom Brady after this year? You’re giving up a [first-round pick], for sure. Wouldn’t you trade a first-round pick for Tom Brady? Done!
“So he does get a [first-round pick] after this season. I think they’d struggle to get more than that.
“Here’s the other factor to consider. If you’re Tom Brady and you’re 37 …read more