Jan 4, 2020; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) looks to pass against the Tennessee Titans during the first quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

4 reasons why Tom Brady will return to Patriots

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will be the biggest free-agent domino this offseason. Not only will he likely dictate the quarterback landscape in free agency, but his eventual landing spot could have a direct impact on the 2020 NFL draft, too.

For example, if Brady signs with the Los Angeles Chargers, it makes it less likely they’d spend the sixth overall pick on a quarterback (they’ve been connected with Oregon’s Justin Herbert throughout the early portion of draft season).

Sure, Chargers GM Tom Telesco could still decide a first-round quarterback is a wise move considering Brady will turn 43 at the start of the 2020 regular season, but there’s a chance TB12 will be looking for a multi-year deal. If that’s the case, whoever signs Brady might be doing so with the plan that he’ll be their starter at least through 2021.

That said, it’s hard imagining a scenario where Brady actually leaves the Patriots. There are too many reasons for him to stay, including these four.

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