Adam Shefter stated earlier5 this weeki that there are three possibilities regarding Tom Brady for 2020. 1. He retires 2. He signs elsewhere 3. He re-signs with the Patriots Shefter said there is only a 10% chance that he resigns with the Patriots. What does Shefter know? Since he released that tweet on Tuesday, Shefter has been barraged by every football and sports media hound in the world. He has not backed off his statement, but he did say that it is not a prediction. Shefter is not stupid and he purposefully left out option #4....................... 4. Tom Brady is traded. Bill Belichick is not the kind of guy to just let someone screw him. His face still bristles when Curtis Martin leaving the Patriots for the Jets is mentioned. When pressed, Shefter would not even hint at his source or how came to the conclusion. Last night while being questioned he hesitated when someone asked him if a trade was a possibility and he quickly said, "I don't anything about a trade." Which begs the question, 'What have you heard about a trade?' The trade deadline is Tuesday Oct. 29 at 4:00 PM EST. Rumors are starting about the possibility that Belichick has already gotten the 'go ahead' from both Robert and Johnathan Kraft to see what he can do. It's assumed that Kraft will talk or has already talked to Brady and/or his agent and they know that Tom will not be able to resign in New England for the dollars that he's looking for. The absolute best the patriots could offer would be less than $30M or they'd have to start disassembling the team. IF Brady is traded, he opens up a $27.5M cap space. Speculation is that Brady will cost his new team a 1st and 2nd in 2020 and a 1st and 3rd in 2021 and the team's present quarterback. Why would they keep their present starter?? There are five teams that are the only real places where Brady could realistically land ...... Chicago Jacksonville Tampa Bay Miami Denver Will The Patriots be 8-0 and starting a new quarterback next week in Baltimore? If so, where will Tom Brady be playing on November 3? You can deny it all you want, but the reality is that the Brady/Belichick Era may be coming to an end, sooner than later.