Patriots trying to get back at Tom Brady and the Buccaneers

Tom Brady, Leonard Fournette, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Tom Brady, Leonard Fournette, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

Despite years of unparalleled success together, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick did not have the wonderful ending to their time together that everyone thought they would.

In fact, when Brady departed the Patriots for the Bucs two years ago, it was the opposite of that.

There appeared to be no love lost between the two at the end and their relationship was shown for what it always was; strictly business.

While both Belichick and Brady haven’t spoken in great detail about it since, it has come out that Brady often felt he didn’t get the respect he deserved from his old coach and from the organization as an older player that was still at the top of his game.

We all know how that story went.

Brady is a Super Bowl champion and was the rightful MVP in 2021. The Patriots suffered one of the worst playoff losses ever and have Mac Jones as their future. Even the staunchest Patriots fans has to realize that Brady was always the winning part of the equation and his future may be longer in the NFL than Jones’.

The Pats also didn’t do themselves any favors. They gave Tom Brady his favorite weapon for a cheap pick, and they just made an even worse move by sending one of the best guards in football to the Bucs for pennies on the dollar while doing nothing in free agency to make their team better.

Now, it appears the Pats are finally ready to start adding offensive weapons to their team with the news that they are in talks to potentially sign free agent running back Leonard Fournette.

Fournette was recruited by Brady to come play with the Bucs in 2020 and has since been a major contributor to the team’s success.

But with his one-year contract up, the Bucs may be getting outbid by the Patriots for the running back’s talents.

While some may see this as Belichick making a strictly business move for the good of the Patriots organization, a cynical fan could easily assume this is an old boss trying to do whatever he can to get back at his protege by stealing away one of his biggest assets.

While losing Fournette would certainly not break Tom Brady or the Buccaneers, it would still likely irritate Brady since he was the one who wanted the Bucs to sign him in the first place.

If that is the case, Belichick may be getting everything he could want from signing Fournette, not to mention a talented new running back.

Still, the disparity at quarterback won’t be to Fournette’s liking.

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