For the first time since he was a senior in college, Tom Brady had a choice about where he wanted to play football.
And after 19 seasons with the New England Patriots, Brady took his talents to Tampa Bay.
But now Tom Brady was left speechless after what he just witnessed.
Much was made this offseason of the debate over who would win the divorce between Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and Tom Brady.
With the head coach-quarterback tandem parting ways, it was time to see who was more responsible for the Patriots dynasty and their record setting six Super Bowl titles.
The answer was lopsided in favor of Tom Brady.
Brady went to Tampa Bay and guided the Buccaneers to their first playoff appearance since the 2007 season, snapping the longest postseason drought in the NFC.
On the other hand, New England reached the low point of their season getting blown out 38-9 by the Buffalo Bills on Monday night.
The 6-9 Patriots will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2008 – when Tom Brady suffered a season ending knee injury early in the first game of the season.
Buffalo supplanted New England as the dominant team in the AFC East behind third year quarterback and MVP candidate Josh Allen.
New England on the other hand saw their offense sputter behind washed up veteran Cam Newton, who was once the number one overall pick in the draft back in 2011 but has seen his career deteriorate after injuries took their toll.
At one point in the second half against the Bills, Newton’s longest pass completion was for seven yards and Belichick eventually yanked Newton for rookie Jarett Stidham.
The Patriots are facing an uncertain rebuild as for the first time in over 20 years they have no quarterback.
Brady – on the other hand – is headed to the playoffs and looks every bit ready to fulfill his promise to play until he is 45.
Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.