Former NFL wideout raises good point regarding why Tom Brady might be back

Rob Bradford
January 06, 2020 - 10:06 am

There is a lot to pick through when it comes to figuring out whether or not Tom Brady will be back in a Patriots uniform.

For those who have leaned on the fact that previous iconic quarterbacks ended their respective careers with another team, former NFL wide receiver -- and current FoxSports NFL analyst -- Greg Jennings offers a valuable reminder.

"I do believe he will be back in a Patriots uniform next year," Jennings said. “I don’t think this is the last time we will see him in that uniform, and there’s a lot of reasons I feel that way. The No. 1 reason is when we’ve seen over the course of NFL history quarterbacks that have made statements like this, that have had unbelievable careers, they’ve always had a successor plan. Joe Montana, Steve Young, Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck, Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers. There has always been a plan right in place. (The Patriots) had one for a while and they let him go. So when you look at their current roster and configuration, they don’t have that. When you look at where they always have to pick in the draft, they’re not guaranteed to get that. With that being said, Tom Brady is their only option at quarterback. I just don’t see him going outside of the relationship with Belichick somewhere else because he means so much to that organization and there is no plan in place to take the torch and run with it."

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