Tom Brady announces he will WILL NOT return to Patriots next season | CBS Sports HQ – CBS Sports

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In a move that sent shockwaves around the NFL on Tuesday morning, longtime New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady announced across social media that he is “continuing elsewhere,” signaling a departure from the Patriots in 2020 free agency.

Brady entered the league as a sixth round pick, No. 199 overall, in the 2000 NFL Draft. Since receiving a starting opportunity in replacement of the injured Drew Bledsoe, he has gone on to win six Super Bowls and was named MVP in four of those appearances. He has completed 6,377 of 9,988 passes for 74,571 yards, 541 touchdowns and 179 interceptions. The 42-year-old has been named an NFL MVP three times and was selected to 14 Pro Bowls.

It will be weird to see Brady, arguably the best quarterback ever to play the game, wearing a new uniform after 20 seasons. It will be interesting to see how the legacies of head coach Bill Belichick and Brady divert, and potentially grow, in the coming years.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Indianapolis Colts, Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers have been mentioned in connection with the soon-to-be free agent.

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