By H. Janér
The year is 2020 – Brady, after a somewhat lacklustre season compared to his standards and the New England Patriots have found themselves once again with a top 2 seed in the AFC and are facing the Tennessee Titans in the first round of the NFL Playoffs. The Titans, led by superstar running back Derrick Henry, were hungry and looking for an upset against the greatest of all time and his star-studded roster. After a nail-biting duel between the two teams, Henry led the Titans to a shocking 20-13 win, eliminating Brady and the Patriots in the first round of the NFL Playoffs. What led was an entourage of rumours and conspiracies on whether Brady would retire or even leave the Patriots – but he wouldn’t actually leave the Patriots, would he?
But that’s exactly what he did. Even after his above-average season, he was still well-sought after, and this led to Brady joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the offseason of the 2020-2021 season. During what remained of the long and strenuous NFL offseason he was highly criticised for his move – bailing on his team after his only season in failure. However, despite all odds and against the world, Brady led Tampa to a Superbowl against the seemingly unstoppable Kansas City Chiefs – and won. Brady looked like he was 28 again – officially breaking the record for most touchdowns in NFL history and taking home his 7th championship ring to go along with it.
Maybe changing wasn’t the worst idea after all.