It’s going to take more than money for the New England Patriots to persuade Tom Brady into re-signing during free agency.
The New England Patriots and Tom Brady are just one week away from potentially parting ways for the first time in 20 years when the start of free agency begins on March 18th. There is still no real clarification or direction on where the greatest quarterback of all time is going to be playing next season.
One of Brady’s biggest issues with last season was the lack of weaponry and offensive talent that the Patriots failed to surround him with. So at this point for Brady to even want to stay in New England, the Patriots are going to have to prove to him that they are willing to go all out for his final ride and put some talent around him.
For the Patriots to get some immediate offensive talent on their team, and impress Brady along the way, it’s primarily going to be worked through free agency and the trade market. Although the Pats have more than a handful of draft selections in the upcoming NFL Draft, the only selection that is really going to be important and valuable to the team right now is their first-round draft pick (23rd overall).
After being awarded four compensatory picks (league high), the New England Patriots have a total of 16 draft picks in this year’s draft: One first-round (23 overall), Five third-round picks, One fourth-round pick, Six sixth-round picks, Three seventh-round picks.
Let’s take a look at a scenario that could prove to be appealing to Brady, and persuade him to finish out his career in New England.