That’s the view of Sky Sports pundit Neil Reynolds, who explained to Express Sport why the quarterback is likely to pad up again this year.
Brady’s future is in doubt after hinting that he may step away from the game in the offseason.
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The five-time Super Bowl winner has been the key man for the Patriots for the past 15 years and been named NFL MVP three times.
The Patriots don’t seem confident in their back-up QB with Brian Hoyer their number two.
Hoyer replaced Jimmy Garoppolo as back-up after the 26-year-old was traded to San Francisco 49ers in place for a second round Draft pick.
And Reynolds believes Brady needs to remain at Foxborough until the Pats find a suitable replacement.
“I think Brady will carry on,” Reynolds told Express Sport. “There’s no smoke without fire so there’s friction behind the scenes at New England, for sure.
“There’s something that makes it tough to play there. Brady has learnt to play with Bill Belichick for a decade and a half, and I think he can carry on.
“I just feel like the Patriots have to have a succession plan in place at some point.
“I still feel that Jimmy Garoppolo being traded away for a second round Draft pick will go down as one of Belichick’s big mistakes. He makes very few of them but I think that is one of them.
“Whoever that kid is that’s drafted in the second round better be good, you could have been Jimmy Garoppolo.”
The Patriots could be on the hunt for a new quarterback when the NFL Draft gets underway tonight.
They have picks 23 and 31 in Round 1.
All three days of the NFL Draft are exclusively live on Sky Sports with opening night getting underway from 12.30am on Friday, April 27 on Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Mix
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