• Danny Picard

Stop worrying about Tom Brady's future

Let’s go back in time.

The year is 2002. It’s the middle of February. You’re flipping back and forth on TV between Joe Thornton setting up Glen Murray for one timers, and Antoine Walker doing the wiggle in front of his bench after a big three, all while wondering if Johnny Damon’s recent signing will help the Red Sox finally win a World Series.

Chances are you’re wearing a Patriots “Super Bowl Champions” t-shirt. But you’re not spoiled yet. You might even still be in shock over Adam Vinatieri’s 48-yard field goal just a few weeks prior that put an end to the “Greatest Show on Turf” and gave the Patriots their first championship in franchise history.

Now imagine being told, in that moment, that Tom Brady would still be New England’s quarterback 17 years later, in October of 2019, and the Patriots — having won six total Super Bowls during Brady’s career — would be 7-0 and on a mission to finish the regular season with a perfect 16-0 record for a second time.

You’d probably laugh, take a sip of your beverage, and yell at your TV for Jumbo Joe to “shoot the puck!”

But you should’ve believed it, because it’s true.

Yet, here we are in 2019, as spoiled as spoiled can be, and the top story revolves around Brady’s plans for next year. Not this year. Next year.


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