Tom Brady Reacts To Patriots Missing Playoffs In First Season Without Him

Brady isn't tossing gasoline on that fire


Dec 20, 2020

Tom Brady is taking the high road.

Sure, when he found out the New England Patriots missed the playoffs in their first season without him, he could’ve grandstanded. He could’ve said it was all him and never Bill Belichick (he never would), and that the Patriots should’ve just paid him his money to stay.

But he didn’t.

While the Patriots urinated down their leg against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, officially ending their playoff hopes, Brady and his new team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were mounting an impressive comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons.

Brady, in his final question of his postgame press conference, was asked if he had paid attention to the Patriots much this season.

“As far as the Patriots, they have their own thing going and I’ve really been focused on how my play needs to be at quarterback, the execution I need and they’re not really an opponent of mine,” Brady said, via a team-provided transcript. “Obviously I have a lot of friends there (and) a lot of great relationships, but they’re focused on what they need to do and I’m focused on what my job is.”

Now, whether or not that’s actually true, only Brady knows. But, unsurprisingly, he wasn’t tossing gasoline on that fire, which probably was for the best.

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