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Chiefs star gives honest take on Patriots QB Tom Brady's free agency

Chiefs star gives honest take on Patriots QB Tom Brady's free agency

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady isn't playing in the Super Bowl for the first time since the 2015 season, but his upcoming free agency is still dominating storylines in the week leading up to Sunday's showdown between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers.

Brady's contract will expire in March, giving him the opportunity to test the free agent market for the first time in his career. It's also possible Brady and the Patriots could reach a contract extension before free agency to keep the 42-year-old quarterback in New England for at least another season.

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Tons of reporters from across the world descended on Marlins Park on Monday for Super Bowl Opening Night, an event formerly known as Media Day. Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu was asked Monday night about Brady's upcoming free agency, and he gave a pretty honest response.

Mathieu hasn't enjoyed much success versus Brady in his career. He owns a 1-2 record against the Patriots, with the only win coming earlier this season when the Chiefs won 23-16 at Gillette Stadium. The Chiefs would rarely play against Brady if he signed with an NFC team, which would help Kansas City's quest to become the next dominant team in the AFC.

Brady has played his entire 20-year career in New England, where he's won a record six Super Bowl titles, along with three AP NFL MVP awards. It's hard to imagine Brady wearing a different jersey, but he's earned the right to choose where he wants to finish his Hall of Fame career.

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Watch Rob Gronkowski's wild intro as WrestleMania 36 host

Watch Rob Gronkowski's wild intro as WrestleMania 36 host

Rob Gronkowski may be done with football, but he continues to find ways to entertain us on our television screens.

The former New England Patriots tight end is hosting WrestleMania 36 this weekend alongside WWE star Mojo Rawley. And as one would expect, Gronk brought the energy to start off the two-night event.

“[WWE] picked the right guy [to host WrestleMania], because I know how to start a party on a Saturday night and end it 30 hours later," Gronk quipped in his introduction.

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Between the WWE and his various other ventures, Gronkowski seemingly has been everywhere these last few weeks. He appeared on SmackDown, was revealed as White Tiger in "The Masked Singer," and participated in a virtual beer pong tournament for coronavirus relief.

In other words, retirement seems to be treating the future Pro Football Hall of Famer well.

Stephon Gilmore seems to think covering new Bills WR Stefon Diggs will be 'light work'

Stephon Gilmore seems to think covering new Bills WR Stefon Diggs will be 'light work'

Does New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore think covering new Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs will be "light work?" 

It certainly seems that way. Gilmore defended Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper after former Bills and New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan called Cooper a "turd" on ESPN's "Get Up."

The 29-year-old called Cooper one of the "toughest receivers in the league to cover," but when a fan responded saying Diggs will be tougher, another fan said he'd be "light work" and Gilmore liked that tweet. 

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Will Diggs really be that difficult for the Defensive Player of the Year to handle? It's tough to say, but Diggs put up some impressive numbers with the Minnesota Vikings before being traded to the Bills.

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In five seasons with the Vikings, Diggs has 4,623 yards and 30 touchdowns -- he's had 1,000-plus yards receiving in back-to-back years and has never played a full 16-game season. On the other hand, Gilmore had six interceptions last season with two touchdowns, 44 solo tackles and a fumble recovery. 

With the Patriots and Bills set to meet at least twice next season, it'll be interesting to see how things shake out.