USA TODAY SPORTS- Count Joe Montana in the group stunned that it happened: Tom Brady left the Patriots.
“I don’t know what’s going on inside there, but somebody made a mistake,” Montana told USA TODAY Sports, pondering Brady’s huge free agent move to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Montana, who similarly shook up the NFL landscape a generation ago when the 49ers traded him to Kansas City in the latter stage of his career, knows the backstory. Brady, 42, obviously wanted out – or at least the option to go – and forced his way onto the market with a clause in his final New England contract that prevented the team from using a franchise tag to keep him.
Yet there’s lingering intrigue as to why the NFL’s most decorated quarterback looked to bolt.
“I think when you look at the whole situation, you try to figure out how you want to get away from things that are there,” Montana, 63, said from his Northern California home during a phone interview. “I had a different story, where they had made a decision. He, obviously, they never would have gotten rid of. I still don’t understand how New England let him get away. I don’t understand that.” Click here to read the rest of the story.
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