clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Tom Brady announces he won’t be re-signing with New England Patriots

The AFC East got a lot more interesting

Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

New England Patriots future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady has announced on his social media pages that he is leaving the only NFL franchise for which he’s ever played and continuing his career elsewhere.

“Although my football journey will take place elsewhere, I appreciate everything that we have achieved,” wrote Brady in part of his statement.

Brady is 32-3 against the Buffalo Bills in his career, but one of those losses was a meaningless Week 17 game. His utter domination of Buffalo and the division is one of the reasons for the Bills’ 17-year playoff drought during the 2000s and 2010s. Since Brady took over as the quarterback of the Patriots, they’ve finished with the best record in the division every single year. That’s almost 20 years of domination.

It’s unclear what the plan is for the Patriots at the most important position in football.

The move clearly sets up Buffalo as the favorite in the AFC East in 2020, a position in which they haven’t been since the early 2000s.