Tom Brady's last day in a Patriots uniform, Jan 4, 2020, after losing to Titans in the playoffs. Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Quarterback Tom Brady spoke with reporters on Tuesday for the first time since signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the six-time Super Bowl champion made it clear he has no intention of getting into a back-and-forth with the New England Patriots about who was responsible for their divorce.

In a conference call, Brady was asked a number of questions about his decision to leave the Patriots. New England owner Robert Kraft said last week that it was Brady’s choice and the Patriots would have worked something out if the 42-year-old QB wanted to stay. Brady neither confirmed nor denied that. He did, however, note that he is “not responsible” for how another person might phrase something.

One report claimed the Patriots were willing to offer Brady the same contract he signed with the Bucs, which would indicate Brady was intent on leaving New England from the start. 

But on Tuesday, Brady claimed he did not make a final decision until the night before he announced it.

Brady has almost always taken the high road when discussing controversial issues throughout his career, so it’s no surprise he doesn’t want to get into a “he said, she said” with Kraft. 

All indications are the split between Brady and the Patriots had been brewing for quite some time.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.



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Can you name every player to catch at least one pass from Tom Brady in the Super Bowl?

Hint: For those who need a refresher, these are the seven teams Tom Brady and the Patriots played in their nine Super Bowls: St. Louis Rams (XXXVI), Carolina Panthers (XXXVIII), Los Angeles Rams (LIII), Philadelphia Eagles (XXXIX & LII), New York Giants (XLII & XLVI), Seattle Seahawks (XLIX) and Atlanta Falcons (LI). 

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XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX / WR / #80
Troy Brown
XXXVI / RB / #21
J.R. Redmond
XXXVI / TE / #85
Jermaine Wiggins
XXXVI / FB / #44
Marc Edwards
XXXVI / WR / #86
David Patten
XXXVI / RB / #32
Antowain Smith
XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLII / RB / #33
Kevin Faulk
XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLVI / WR / #83, 84
Deion Branch
XXXVIII, XXXIX / WR / #87
David Givens
XXXVIII, XXXIX / TE / #82
Daniel Graham
XXXVIII, XXXIX / LB / #50
Mike Vrabel
XXXIX / RB / #28
Corey Dillon
XLII, XLVI / WR / #83
Wes Welker
XLII / WR / #81
Randy Moss
XLII / WR / #18
Donte Stallworth
XLII / RB / #39
Laurence Maroney
XLII / TE / #88
Kyle Brady
XLVI / TE / #81
Aaron Hernandez
XLVI / RB / #39
Danny Woodhead
XLVI, XLIX, LII, LIII / TE / #87
Rob Gronkowski
XLVI / RB / #42
BenJarvus Green-Ellis
XLVI / WR / #85
Chad Ochocinco
XLIX / RB / #34
Shane Vereen
XLIX, LI, LIII / WR / #11
Julian Edelman
XLIX, LI, LII / WR / #80
Danny Amendola
XLIX / WR / #19
Brandon LaFell
XLIX / FB / #46
James Develin
XLIX / TE / #47
Michael Hoomanawanui
LI, LII, LIII / RB / #28
James White
LI, LII / WR / #15
Chris Hogan
LI / WR / #19
Malcolm Mitchell
LI / TE / #88
Martellus Bennett
LI / RB / #33
Dion Lewis
LII, LIII / RB / #34
Rex Burkhead
LII / WR / #14
Brandin Cooks
LII / WR / #13
Phillip Dorsett
LIII / WR / #84
Cordarrelle Patterson

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