Marcus Smart wants to throw his hat into the New England Patriots’ proverbial ring.

The Boston guard tweeted a comedic response to Tom Brady’s announcement that the quarterback is leaving the Patriots in free agency Tuesday. Smart responded by asking Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge for a meeting to discuss his future … in the NFL.

At least that’s what we conclude from his response to an image Twitter user @ColeyMick shared, in which Smart’s head is superimposed over a photo of Brady wearing a Patriots uniform.

“Hey @danielrainge, can we meet?” Smart hilariously asked.

Brady hasn’t revealed what he’ll do next, but he can’t officially sign with a new team until 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday. The latest rumors have linked him with potential teams like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Los Angeles Chargers and even the Miami Dolphins.

Meanwhile, the Patriots now must figure out how to address the gaping hole in the quarterback position. They can opt to hand the reins to second-year-quarterback Jarrett Stidham, pursue one of many veteran options or think totally out of the box and give Smart a chance to take his talents from the hardwood to the gridiron.

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