Report: Tom Brady, Bill Belichick had phone conversation on Tuesday regarding free agency

By Matt Johnson
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady reportedly talked on the phone Tuesday to discuss Brady’s upcoming free agency, per NBC Sports Boston’s Tom E. Curran.

The talks were not particularly productive, per the report, as Belichick entered the approach that Brady is still under contract and will remain with the Patriots.

Belichick is overseeing negotiations with Brady and he wants to bring him back for the 2020 season, but Belichick was reportedly not particularly warm during the conversation with Brady.

The Patriots might be feeling the pressure with eight NFL teams interested in Brady and several of them reportedly prepared to make him a contract offer. In fact, the Las Vegas Raiders reportedly plan to offer him a two-year, $60 million contract when free agency begins.

Brady is reportedly receiving interest from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Chargers, too.

If Belichick doesn’t make the right offer to convince Brady to return, it seems increasingly likely that the future Hall of Famers will part ways this offseason.