Tom Brady has made his decision. Well, reportedly.
Brady agreed to a deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday, according to multiple reports. Until he puts pen to paper as soon as Wednesday, only one thing is for certain: The six-time Super Bowl winner no longer will play for the New England Patriots. The 42-year-old star quarterback announced the news Tuesday on his Instagram.
In the meantime, what about a change in plans all together? No, not retirement or the XFL. Will Brady pull a
Tim Tebow Michael Jordan and turn to a baseball field for his next act? The Giants' Class A team certainly hopes so.
The Augusta GreenJackets did their best to woo the future Hall of Fame QB in going from the gridiron to the diamond.
Everything is worth a shot, especially in the minor leagues. It's not like Brady is some slouch in baseball, either.
The Montreal Expos (now the Washington Nationals) selected Brady out of Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo in the 18th round of the 1995 MLB Draft. He instead attended to the University of Michigan strictly as a football player.
Brady was a left-handed hitting catcher in high school. He hit .311 with eight homers over two varsity seasons, and the Expos were convinced he could be a star.
“(Brady) had a high ceiling,” former Expos’ general manager Kevin Malone told Tim Rohan, then of Sports Illustrated, in 2017. “He was a left-handed, power-hitting catcher who was cerebral. He had arm strength. He had everything that would warrant him being projected as a major league All-Star.
"He had everything.”
The Expos even offered Brady money that usually goes to a player drafted much higher than the 18th round.
“In the neighborhood of bottom of the second (round), top of the third type money,” former Expos scout John Hughes told Rohan. “If we were going to offer him that type of money, we felt he was going to be a future big-leaguer.”
Well, the GreenJackets surely don't have the money to sway Brady to baseball this time, too. That is, unless Gisele Bündchen really wants to live in Augusta, Ga.