REPORT: Tom Brady Still Not Committed to Playing for Patriots in 2018

Brady leaning towards playing but fact that no one knows for sure is major cause for concern

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 10: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots cheers as he runs on to the field before the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium on September 10, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)


At a certain point it’s time to acknowledge there may be something seriously wrong in Foxboro right now.  The latest bombshell coming from ESPN’s Adam Schefter who is reporting that Tom Brady has yet to commit to playing for the Patriots in 2018.

Later that evening the NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo went on TV and reported that Brady’s camp believes the Quarterback will play in 2018 but also has a desire to revisit his contract.  TB-12 is scheduled to make $14 million each of the next two seasons.    Garofolo however maintained that this is NOT what is keeping Brady from the offseason workout program right now.

“It’s not anything that is contentious right now. But Brady would absolutely be interested in revisiting this contract,” Garofolo said.

I guess it’s a good sign that he’s leaning towards playing but the fact that no one knows for sure is a clear indication that the Star Quarterback isn’t happy.

His decision to stay away for the team’s offseason workout program is not to be taken lightly.

Brady’s wife Giselle Bundchen has also openly hinted at Brady’s dissatisfaction with this situation in Foxboro in Brady’s Facebook special last month.

“These last two years have been very challenging for him in so many ways,” she said. “And he tells me, ‘I love it so much and I just want to go to work and feel appreciated and have fun.’ ”

While Brady may feel ‘underappreciated’ or is just getting tired of Bill Belichick’s tyrannical ways in Foxboro, he is by most accounts still preparing as if he is going to play this season and beyond.

While smart money has Brady returning this season there us still a great deal of uncertainty surrounding Rob Gronkowski and his increasingly murky future in Foxboro.

So Patriots Nation, it it time to panic?