Adam Schefter shares thoughts on Bill Belichick's future, Tom Brady's next contract

Ryan Hannable
February 06, 2019 - 9:11 am

Bill Belichick and Tom Brady almost 100 percent will both be back next season, but what does the future hold for both?

Brady will be 42 years old and doesn't have a contract beyond next year, while Belichick will be 67 in April and once said he doesn't want to be like Marv Levy and coach into his 70s.

Appearing on The Rich Eisen Show Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter shared his thoughts and he doesn't believe the two will be going away any time soon, but in the end Belichick will outlast Brady.

“Well, the thing with Bill is there is no sign of letting up," he said. "He just loves it so much. Now, at some point in time, he could decide, ‘You know what, I’ve had enough.’ But, I just can’t see his life without football because it is that important to him and it drives him that much. He is probably the most tireless person I know, the most tireless person I know, and have seen, because he’s incredible like that. I don’t care how old he is now, or how young he is, but he just keeps going and his appetite for it [never goes away>. He gets to do it as long as he wants to do it.

“At some point in time, maybe he wants to move into a Bill Parcells type of role where you ward over a football team, which he does anyway, he just does it as the head coach as opposed to being an executive. If he wants to do that at some point, sure. I don’t know. Is that two years from now? Five years from now? Nobody knows. Not even him. I would assume he will outlast Brady.

“As for Brady’s contract, what does it matter? They have all the cap space they need anyway. The cap is going up a ton anyway. And if you want to pay Tom Brady for all he’s accomplished, which is not the Patriot Way, so be it. He’s the one guy in NFL history you can do that for because  nobody has ever done what he has and nobody will ever do what he has. If you want to reward him, fine. If you don’t, do you think Tom Brady is going to argue with you whether he deserves to be paid $28 million, or $32 million, or $36 million. What does that mean? Nothing. It doesn’t mean anything.

“I don’t know. I know we want answers to these questions, but there really aren’t any answers right now. We know Bill loves football, Tom is going to get taken care of, and we’ll let it all play out the way it does.”

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