Brady leaves Patriots

I have to admit, despite all the warning signs, I’m still genuinely surprised. I thought he would retire a Patriot:

Tom Brady is leaving the New England Patriots. After 20 years with the organization, the quarterback posted a tweet on Tuesday, saying his farewell and his thanks to Bill Belichick, Robert Kraft and the entire Patriots organization.

In other NFL news, the Vikings resigned Kirk Cousins and traded Stefon Diggs for the #22 pick, a fifth-round pick, a sixth-round pick and a 2021 fourth-round pick from Buffalo. I don’t like to see Diggs go, but that’s an excellent haul that couldn’t be turned down, especially in this year’s receiver-rich draft.

I think he’s going to LA to play for the Chargers. It makes the most sense for his post-football career.

UPDATE: Apparently, I am wrong.

The Bucs have an agreement in principle with Brady for a deal worth roughly $30 million per season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports.