Ty Law weighs in on chess match between Tom Brady and Patriots – Boston Herald

Posted: March 16, 2020 at 1:46 am

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The push-and-pull going on between Tom Brady and the Patriots has a familiar feel to it.

If youre Ty Law, or any other elite former Patriot who has tussled with Bill Belichick over money or respect listening to all the back-and-forth fodder with regard to Bradys free agency isnt surprising.

The Hall of Fame cornerback certainly had his contract battles with the Hoodie in the past. It came to a head in 2005, when the three-time Super Bowl winner was released after 10 seasons due in part to his $12.5 million cap hit.

Its a chess match going on right now, Law said Wednesday, when reached on the West Coast.

He gets it.

Like so many, he doesnt want Brady to leave the Patriots. He wants the 4-time Super Bowl MVP to finish his career with the same team he started with in 2000. But Law also has the perspective of being in New England himself and making Belichick make a hard choice.

He knows you dont always get what you wish for.

Ive said this a few times already. Hes given us 20 years. Hopefully (Brady) doesnt leave. No one wants to see Tom Brady leave New England, said Law, who won three Super Bowls with the quarterback. If he stays, he gets to do something not too many people get to do. But at the same time, theres all the all-time greats that have left. Look at Jerry Rice, Joe Montana, Emmitt Smith. The list goes on other great Hall of Famers. They move on.

While Law is on a mission these days to promote his new venture hes now tackling a partnership with V-One Vodka he couldnt help but weigh in further on Bradys pending free agency.

For whatever his reasons are, whatever happens, I dont think theres any right or wrong to whatever (Bradys) decision is, said Law. Its the best decision for Tom Brady. And whatever it is, none of us know.

But if he leaves, guess what? Hes still going to have a statue out in the stadium at some point because he deserves that, Law went on. Hes always going to be synonymous with the New England Patriots.

After Law was sent packing by Belichick, he went on to play with four other teams and retired in 2009.

He said he doesnt have any inside information about Bradys future, or where his former teammate and friend might end up. Law expects Belichick will extend an offer and keep Brady if thats what he thinks is best for the organization. And if Belichick decides its better for the Patriots to go on without the GOAT, and leave Brady to make a choice outside of New England, there was a report Wednesday that the Buccaneers are going all in for him.

(Belichick) released me. He releases a lot of people. No one is exempt, even though some are more difficult decisions than others, Law said. But Tom got here because Belichick wasnt afraid to make the difficult decision when it came to Drew (Bledsoe). Or Lawyer Malloy, or (Richard) Seymour. Its a business at the end of the day.

And Tom has to make a business decision. If he wants to play his last few years somewhere else because I think its beyond money at this point. Its like, maybe theres a challenge with a change of scenery.

If thats the case, Law says wish No. 12 well.

I say best of luck to him whatever decision he makes in the end, and the same for the organization, said Law. He gave 20 years of his life. People need to stay off his back, leave him alone, let him live and if he leaves, what? Football is still going to be played whether he stays or leaves. Football is still happening.

No matter this outcome, fans in New England are going to have to get used to not having Brady behind center in Foxboro at some point. Its going to happen eventually. As Belichick would say, it is what it is.

At some point, Tom Brady is not going to be suiting up for the New England Patriots. At some point, were all going to have to get over it, and move on, said Law. Its not an end (for the Patriots). All good things come to an end, whether its his choice, or not his choice. So right now he has a choice for what hes going to do, so let him live.


Ty Law weighs in on chess match between Tom Brady and Patriots - Boston Herald

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