Reports: Tom Brady leaves Patriots, chooses Buccaneers

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Tom Brady
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Tom Brady has decided to leave the New England Patriots and sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Fox Sports’ Colin Cowherd first reported Brady’s decision and indicated the future Hall of Famer will sign Wednesday.

“I was told 35 minutes ago that Tom Brady signs tomorrow with Tampa Bay. He had made a decision and talked to Tampa Bay yesterday,” Cowherd said. “He was willing to re-sign with New England but he watched Stefon Diggs and DeAndre Hopkins go to other franchises and then called Robert Kraft an hour and a half later and says ‘I’M OUT’… I am told Tampa is the choice and he will sign tomorrow… This is not a ‘football source’, it is a ‘Icon’ source, and somebody in Tom’s stratosphere that knows Tom and who is a famous person. He says Tampa.”

Brady announced his departure from the Patriots on Tuesday.

The NFC South quarterback shuffle also includes Teddy Bridgewater’s departure from New Orleans to join the Carolina Panthers.

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