Tom Brady RUMORS & NEWS

  • Tom Brady can’t use old excuse for this Patriots blow-off

    New York Post "After spending Sunday in New York City brunching with his family, Tom Brady is not there today as the Patriots open voluntary OTAs. Brady was seen at an NYC restaurant Sunday, according to TMZ, but evidently didn’t find time to make the trip up to Foxborough. When the..." May 21

  • Tom Brady not attending start of OTAs with Patriots

    Larry Brown Sports "Tom Brady has typically been one of the first people in the building in recent years when the New England Patriots host voluntary team workouts, but that is apparently not going to be the case this offseason. Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports that Brady is not expected to attend the..." May 21

  • Tom Brady absence no concern to ex-teammates

    Boston Herald "From Tom Brady’s perspective, part of staying away from the Patriots’ voluntary offseason program has been about spending more time with his family. But it’s also been about making sure that when he does eventually rejoin his teammates, he’s refreshed, rejuvenated and an even better player and..." May 14

  • Brady’s next goal: 1,000 career rushing yards

    CBS Sports "We already know that Tom Brady will be returning in 2018 for his 19th NFL season, which he'll play at age 41. Until late Friday night, however, we didn't know exactly why Brady was coming back for more. In an Instagram video seemingly taken somewhere along the California coast, we can see..." May 12

  • What is Tom Brady missing by steering clear of offseason workouts?

    NBC Sports Boston "The Met Gala has been an annual take for Tom Brady and his wife Gisele Bundchen, though for some it served as a reminder that he's choosing to spend additional time with family this offseason rather than attend his team's voluntary offseason workouts. But what exactly is Brady missing by not..." May 09

  • Matt Ryan’s new contract potentially could trigger new deal for Tom Brady

    WEEI Boston "For years, Tom Brady has been a team-player and gone out of his way to take less money than he deserves, but as Brady plays out the final few seasons of his career, those days could be over. The quarterback has yet to attend a voluntary offseason workout, which is out of character for him as..." May 08

  • Tom Brady mercilessly skewered over Met Gala ensemble

    New York Post "The Twitterverse had a field day Monday night, mercilessly skewering Tom Brady over his all-black ensemble at the annual Met Gala. Ditching his tried-and-true jacket and bow tie for a black turtleneck and a embroidered lapel from Versace, the Patriots quarterback received high marks from E!’s..." May 08

  • Who will leave the Patriots first: Tom Brady or Bill Belichick?

    Boston "No matter what happens over the next years with Bill Belichick, Tom Brady, and the greatest and most prolonged dynasty in NFL history, no matter when they stop adding to their unparalleled achievements, go their separate ways, and transition from the present to the past tense, there is this..." May 05

  • Brady has a theory on why NFL ratings are down

    CBS Sports "It appears that Tom Brady had a few things he wanted to get off his chest, because the Patriots quarterabck touched on a lot of topics during his interview at the Milken Institute Global Conference earlier this week. For instance, we now know that Brady plans on playing at least two more years..." May 05

  • Donald Trump talked with Belichick about Brady’s status

    Larry Brown Sports "Count Donald Trump among the crowd curious about Tom Brady’s status. The president was on the phone with Bill Belichick last week to talk about Brady, the New York Times reports. The nugget of information was published by The Times in an article on Tuesday about chief of staff John F. Kelly’s..." May 03

  • Tom Brady stands by his “very old helmet,” which NFL will soon prohibit

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has prohibited players from wearing certain helmet models that did not perform well in safety testing, and one of those models is the one Tom Brady has worn for years. But Brady isn’t giving his helmet up easily. Brady says he’s going to take advantage of the NFL’s grandfather policy..." May 03

  • Tom Brady says he negotiated with his wife to play at least two more years

    CBS Sports "Tom Brady isn't old for a regular person, but he's certainly old for a football player. Brady played last season at 40 years old, making him the oldest offensive player in football by about a year and a half. He'll be 41 for the entirety of next season, and of course, will again be the league's..." May 02

  • Patriots’ Tom Brady Reportedly Not Going To Attend 2018 Kentucky Derby

    NESN "One of the Kentucky Derby’s most routine spectators likely won’t be in attendance this year. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady isn’t expected to be at Saturday’s race in Louisville, according to multiple sources of the Sporting News’ Alex Marvez. The Derby is something Brady’s attended..." May 02

  • Tom Brady: It was easier to get over Super Bowl LII loss than others

    Sportress of Blogitude "Tom Brady has made an appearance in eight Super Bowls, an undoubtedly remarkable achievement. While he has come out the winner in five of those championship games, Brady saw his New England Patriots lose to the New York Giants twice (Super Bowls XLII and XLVI) and again to the Philadelphia Eagles..." May 01

  • Tom Brady hints at not feeling appreciated but says Patriots' Bill Belichick 'best for me'

    USA Today "Tom Brady spoke at length about his relationship with coach Bill Belichick and reiterated his desire to play into his mid-40s in a wide-ranging interview Monday night at the Milken Institute Global Conference in California. In an hour-long conversation with broadcaster Jim Gray, who has..." May 01

  • Tom Brady Gives Take On Malcolm Butler Benching: ‘I Wish He Would Have Played’

    NESN "Tom Brady tackled a wide variety of topics during his hourlong Q&A at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Santa Monica, Calif. Among them: Malcolm Butler’s Super Bowl LII benching, which was discussed ad nauseam in the aftermath of the New England Patriots’ season-ending 41-33 loss to the..." May 01

  • Tom Brady On Kneeling: 'Respect Everyone's Opinions'

    TMZ "Tom Brady just did a live Q&A with Jim Gray at the Milken Institute in Santa Monica ... and talked about everything from his NFL future to kneeling during the national anthem. We're working on finding video of the entire session, but Milken Institute Asia fellow Curtis Chin tweeted out some..." April 30

  • Brady confirms return in 2018, hopes to play until mid-40s

    Larry Brown Sports "In case we needed further evidence, Tom Brady said himself that he’ll be playing in 2018. Brady made the announcement while speaking with Jim Gray at the Milken Institute Global Conference on Monday, while adding that he might play several more years as well. He also gave some brief insight on..." April 30

  • Tom Brady works out at UCLA on Friday

    Boston "If you needed any more convincing that Tom Brady is coming back this season, take a look at what he was up to Friday. As the New England Patriots prepared for the second day of the NFL Draft, their quarterback was getting in some reps out on the West Coast. Having recently returned from an..." April 28

  • Tom Brady’s choice for his draft heir got Bill Belichick to crack

    New York Post "Lamar Jackson hopes to begin a long and accomplished NFL career beginning Thursday night at the draft, but he may have his biggest feat already wrapped up. He made Bill Belichick laugh. The Louisville quarterback had a pair of pre-draft visits with the Patriots, including a trip to their..." April 25

  • Finding Tom Brady's successor: Patriots have intriguing QB options in 2018 NFL draft

    USA Today "The buzz leading up to the NFL draft has largely revolved around the top-flight quarterbacks — where Josh Allen, Sam Darnold, Baker Mayfield and Josh Rosen will be selected, and by whom. But perhaps the most intriguing quarterback question could come down to this: Lamar Jackson, Kyle Lauletta..." April 24

  • Tom Brady’s Agent Says He’ll Return For 2018 Season

    ESPN "Despite a certain level of uncertainty within the New England Patriots' organization, Tom Brady's agent, Don Yee, said he expects his client Tom Brady to return for the 2018 season. "Tom's intentions have not changed," Yee said Monday. "He's consistently said he'll play beyond this contract and..." April 23

  • Report: Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski still irritated over Malcolm Butler benching

    Larry Brown Sports "Reports of tension within the Patriots organization existed well before Malcolm Butler was shockingly benched for the entire Super Bowl, but Bill Belichick’s controversial decision may be the cause of much of the lingering drama in New England. A source told Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk..." April 23

  • Patriots expect both Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski to play this year

    Pro Football Talk "The fact that Tom Brady hasn’t specifically said that he’ll play this year (unless he has) likely isn’t a big deal. The fact that Rob Gronkowski hasn’t is more significant. In the end, however, a source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that the Patriots expect both players to suit up and..." April 22

  • Robert Kraft is at critical juncture with Brady and Belichick

    247 Sports "Outside of his efforts to keep the New England Patriots, well, the New England Patriots and not shipped off to St. Louis or some other godforsaken land, Robert Kraft is at one of he most critical junctures of his ownership of the franchise. Right now, this Patriots dynasty is in the last 15..." April 20

  • Report: Brady focusing less on football this offseason than in past

    Larry Brown Sports "Until Tom Brady either shows up to a team-organized workout or publicly commits to playing in 2018, speculation will continue swirling that he is contemplating his football future. The latest report won’t help. Albert Breer of The MMQB was told that the uncertainty surrounding Brady is more..." April 19

  • Tom Brady Will Play In 2018, Wants New Contract

    Pro Football Rumors "Tom Brady will indeed suit up for the 2018 campaign, but he’d like a new contract from the Patriot prior to the season getting underway, according to Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo of NFL.com. Earlier today, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reported that while most close to Brady expected he would..." April 18

  • Patriots teammates have spoken with Brady about upcoming season

    The Sports Post "According to Adam Schefter, we don’t even know if Tom Brady is going to suit up in 2018. “The lack of any official word from Brady, either privately or publicly, has left some to admit that, while they do believe he will play in 2018, they cannot say that for sure. “There’s no question that..." April 18

  • Report: Tom Brady has continued usual offseason regimen

    Larry Brown Sports "New reporting has cast fresh doubt on the future of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, but his actions don’t seem to be adding any fuel to those rumors. Despite reports that Brady has not formally committed to the Patriots for 2018, teammates who have spoken to him have been given no..." April 18

  • If Tom Brady retires, would Patriots want Eagles' Nick Foles?

    Newark Star-Ledger "In Super Bowl LII, Tom Brady dropped a potential catch. The Patriots lost. Nick Foles caught a touchdown. The Eagles won. Foles stole the glory from a future Hall of Famer and helped the Eagles win their first-ever Super Bowl. Now, Brady might retire. What if Foles replaced..." April 18

  • Sources: Tom Brady has yet to commit to playing '18 season for Pats

    ESPN "New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady still has not committed to playing in 2018, even though people who know him believe he will back for the coming season, league sources told ESPN on Wednesday. The lack of any official word from Brady, either privately or publicly, has left some to..." April 18

  • Is Tom Brady leading a revolt against Bill Belichick?

    Pro Football Talk "On the 18th anniversary of Bill Belichick’s decision to make Tom Brady a Patriot, is Brady actively trying to unmake the Patriots? The notion that #Tommy is fomenting Foxborough friction would have been inconceivable a year ago. Now, Tom Curran of NBC Sports Boston connects the dots in a way..." April 16

  • Report: Brady may not be regular participant in Pats offseason workout program

    WEEI Boston "Tom Brady won't be present Monday for the first day of the Patriots' offseason workout program because he's returning from Qatar after a Best Buddies weekend, but maybe it will be more than just the first day. According to ESPN's Jeff Darlington, it is not anticipated Brady will be a regular..." April 16

  • Tom Brady visits troops in Qatar, shows gratitude for their service

    Sportress of Blogitude "This past week, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady took a trip to Qatar on a charitable mission with Best Buddies International. During the trip, Brady visited members of the U.S. Army and Air Force at Al Udeid Air Base in Doha, Qatar. Brady posted a photograph on Instagram of him..." April 14

  • Tom Brady could miss beginning of Pats offseason program

    247 Sports "Tom Brady puts more working into being the best quarterback in football than could be reasonably expected of any player. He is so fanatical about his diet and exercise regimen that he wrote a book about it, The TB12 Method, that appears to be setting him up for a career in that field when he is..." April 12

  • Kraft: 'Neither side' has issue with Tom Brady's contract

    NFL.com "The modus operandi between the New England Patriots and Tom Brady when it comes to the quarterback's contract is to agree to an extension with two years left on his deal. There are currently two years left on Brady's contract. An extension has yet to come about. In an interview with Jeff..." April 10

  • Tom Brady wasn't against Brandin Cooks trade

    NFL.com "In 2017, Brandin Cooks led New England Patriots wide receivers in snaps, targets, receptions, yards, yards per catch and touchdowns. Apparently, Tom Brady won't miss that production. The Patriots didn't see Cooks as a true No. 1 receiver prior to his trade to the Los Angeles Rams, a source..." April 04

  • Gronk-Brady chatter won't die until someone kills it

    NBC Sports Boston "The Gronk/Brady retirement conversation this offseason is like a beach ball in the bleachers. First launched skyward by Gronk in the minutes after the Super Bowl, the flight pattern is fast and wild in the first few feet, then it hits its apex, descends softly and slowly . . . nearly stops . ...." April 03

  • Tension reportedly remains after meeting between Bill Belichick, Tom Brady

    Larry Brown Sports "New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft revealed earlier this week that he sat down for a meeting with Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, and he implied that it had something to do with the faces of the franchise clearing the air. While the sit-down may have helped, it does not sound like it was a..." March 29

  • Gisele Bundchen Won’t Tell Tom Brady To Retire Despite Health Concerns

    NESN "Gisele Bundchen does what any good wife does — care about the health of her husband. One thing she won’t do, however, is dictate when 40-year-old Tom Brady will retire from the NFL despite any concerns she may have about him continuing to play football. Bundchen has spoken in the past about..." March 28

  • Robert Kraft Confirms He Met With Tom Brady, Bill Belichick After Super Bowl LII

    NESN "The expected summit of the New England Patriots’ Big Three did indeed take place, team owner Robert Kraft confirmed Monday. Kraft told reporters Monday at the NFL Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla., that he sat down with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady in the weeks..." March 26

  • Bill Belichick brushes off idea Tom Brady conflicted about NFL career

    Sportsnaut "Tom Brady had some interesting things to say during the final episode of his “Tom vs. Time” Facebook docuseries, including what some concluded were comments that led some to believe he’s feeling conflicted about his NFL career. Adding fuel to that fire, Gotham Chopra, who was the filmmaker for..." March 25

  • Tom Brady cusses during interview, says defensive coordinators 'aren't smart'

    CBS Sports "If Tom Brady has made one thing clear this offseason, it's that he hates strawberries. As a matter of fact, before 2018, Brady had never even eaten a strawberry during his 40-and-a-half years on the earth. However, that all changed on March 12, when Stephen Colbert somehow convinced Brady to..." March 21

  • If retirement is near, this is 'critical' time for Brady

    CBS Sports "After spending nearly an entire year with Tom Brady to film his Facebook documentary, the man who directed the six-part series, Gotham Chopra, doesn't seem to think that Brady is going to be playing football much longer. Although Brady has insisted on multiple occasions that he wants to play..." March 20

  • Tom Brady Jokes On NPR: ‘Most Defensive Coordinators Are Not Smart’

    CBS Boston "Tom Brady’s offseason media tour continued over the weekend, with the Patriots’ quarterback appearing as a special guest on NPR’s “Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” Brady phoned in to the show, which was being recorded in front of a live audience in Hartford. While most of the New England-based crowd..." March 19

  • Tom Brady: Family will play role in retirement decision

    NFL.com "When Tom Brady finally calls it quits, football won't be the only factor. The Patriots star quarterback told ABC's Good Morning America on Monday that the timing of his retirement will have plenty to do with family. "You can't make decisions just for yourself, and I think that's one thing..." March 12

  • Tom Brady finally shows how bad the gash on his right thumb was and it's gruesome

    CBS Sports "The fact that Tom Brady was able to lead the Patriots to a comeback win over the Jaguars in the AFC title game might be more impressive now than it was at the time, and that's because we now know how bad the injury was on his right thumb. As you probably heard at the time, Brady suffered a..." March 12

  • Tom Brady Shaves Head Raises Millions for Cancer Research!

    TMZ "What would it take to get Tom Brady to shave his glorious hair?! How about $7.5 MILLION for cancer research!? That's how it went down in Massachusetts on Thursday -- where the QB took an electric razor to the dome at an event benefiting the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute ... this according to a..." March 08

  • Tom Brady taught kids lesson based on Super Bowl loss

    ESPN "New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said the team's loss in Super Bowl LII provided a springboard to teach his children a valuable lesson. As part of a preview clip from the final episode of the "Tom vs. Time" docuseries released to ABC's "Good Morning America," Brady said, "That was the..." March 07

  • Report: Patriots Buried Story About Gronk Going on TB12 Diet

    12 Up "Rob Gronkowski's future in the NFL has still yet to be decided, but we now have more insight on the situation. Before making his comments after the Super Bowl LII loss, Gronkowski also considered retirement before the 2017 season even started. Injuries have taken a toll on Gronkowski's career,..." February 27