Via NBC Sports:

Belichick has encountered a lot in his NFL career, but Brady has become an unsolvable riddle. Belichick planned as if he was going to follow the Bernie Kosar/Drew Bledsoe route with Brady when he drafted Garoppolo. Brady beat that challenge back and sealed his own legacy and Belichick’s in doing so.

Now Brady’s 42, playing like he’s 32 and Belichick still seems to be waiting for some kind of epiphany before he tethers himself to a player Belichick is worried might start playing his age.

Robert Kraft has given every assurance that Brady is here for the duration. Brady wants the same. It’s only as complicated as Belichick decides to make it.

And — with training camp about to start — it’s way more complicated than it has to be.

Now this could all be a brilliant motivational tactic by Belichick to keep Brady forcing himself to play at a high level or it could be the realization that Brady’s time as the Patriots is close to coming to an end.  This certainly wouldn’t be the first time Brady had to prove somebody wrong.

We’ll have to wait and see how it all plays out and if Brady did enough during the season to earn another contract.

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