Report: Bill Belichick will oversee Patriots’ negotiations with Tom Brady

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If the New England Patriots want to bring back Tom Brady for the 2020 season, Bill Belichick will be the man to get it done and make sure the future Hall of Famer returns to New England.

According to The Athletic’s Jeff Howe, Belichick will oversee the Patriots’ negotiations with Brady this offseason. While owner Robert Kraft will play a role in contract discussions, potentially as a mediator to ensure the negotiations are reasonable, he has given Belichick the authority over discussions and whether or not to bring back Brady.

Belichick is known to want Brady back for the 2020 season. However, the future Hall of Fame coach has already thought about potential fallback plans if he can’t reach an agreement with Brady. Belichick will consider New England’s cap space, given the team’s need for more playmakers on offense and the desire to bring back some of their own free agents.

Fortunately, Brady is not explicitly asking for the Patriots to pay him $30 million annually. Instead, the 42-year-old cares much more about being in a situation with a better supporting cast then he had in 2019.

Kraft’s desire to have Brady finish his career with the Patriots and contend for another Super Bowl is obvious. However, the Patriots’ owner is reportedly ready for Belichick to make the best decision for the team.

If Brady’s demands prove to be too much or the team can’t match an offer Brady receives from another team, Belichick will have the authority to tell Brady goodbye.