Patriots: Tom Brady talking about leaving New England will make fans sad

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What made the New England Patriots’ laboring through their worst campaign in two decades all the more difficult to reckon with for fans was the fact that it transpired the offseason after longtime quarterback Tom Brady left in free agency.

As we know, Brady inked a two-year, $50 million deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last offseason.

Defying his age, he was rewarded with a fresh extension almost immediately after he brought a championship to the winning-starved franchise in his first season.

Wonderful.

For much of the season, reporters and pundits did their best to get Brady to reveal what ultimately persuaded him to leave the Patriots, and, as a means to not offend anybody in Foxborough, largely left them wanting more with his answers.

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