BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — After spending the holiday weekend out west skiing,Tom Brady appeared to be back working out at his TB12 facility on Boylston Street in Boston Wednesday.
The quarterback posted multiple pictures of the workout center on his Instagram story, both inside and out, as he visited for an "8 a.m. body work session." He later gave his followers a tour, showing off different exercise equipment, the smoothie bar, and the TB12 store, which has a new shirt addition to the apparel lineup.
Brady wore his "TB12: 20 seasons" shirt on social media earlier this week, with the front featuring XX, the roman numeral for 20, and the back saying "Gratitude and Determination."
He posted the shirt with a few motivational quotes on Instagram like "go ahead and bet against me," and "I'm grateful for you doubting me and I'm determined to prove you wrong ... again."
He also may have been joined by Julian Edelman for the workout session. We don't know for sure, but Edelman posted an image from Back Bay, right where TB12 is located, to promote his jacket collaboration with Mackage.
He very easily could have been on his way to the facility to join Brady.
If you're a New England fan, you should take it as a good sign that even though Brady and the team haven't reached a deal, he's still working out in the area despite reportedly moving out of his Brookline home.
On Tuesday, actor and Patriots fan Ben Affleck appeared on ESPN's morning show "Get Up," where he discussed a number of different sports topics, including Brady's future.
The Boston native revealed he has a group chat with Brady and fellow Boston actor Matt Damon, where they asked the QB if he's returning to the Patriots or leaving in free agency.
Brady's response: the shrug emoji.
Affleck went on to detail how Brady has taken a lot of discounts compared to what other top-tier quarterbacks around the league make salary-wise throughout the years, so if Brady decided to cash-in and go to the highest bidder in free agency, Affleck said he would respect the decision—although Affleck added he hopes Brady re-signs with the Pats.
Earlier this week, NBC Sports Boston Patriots Insider Tom E. Curran went into detail about where things currently stand with Brady, with no new updates as far as Patriots negotiations go, but he does say that we shouldn't be expecting to see Brady flying around the country to meet with other teams. Instead, the QB may elect to set up one location where teams come to him.
This would be similar to what NBA superstar Kevin Durant did a few years ago when he set up shop in the Hamptons and had teams essentially come court him. The Boston Celtics went to make their pitch, which actually included bringing Brady to the Hamptons, but were unsuccessful, as Durant ultimately chose the Golden State Warriors.
As we've heard over the past few weeks, one of the major factors in the Patriots' pitch to Brady is what new offensive personnel the team could surround him with. Well, as of Tuesday, wide receiver Stefon Diggs removed all ties with his current team, the Minnesota Vikings, from his social media handles.
Naturally, Twitter exploded with fantasies of what team could trade for the wideout, and there were plenty of Patriots-related rumors.
Diggs had a slightly down year in 2019 with his reception total dropping from 102 to 63 and touchdowns decreasing from 9 to 6. He did set a career high in receiving yards (1130) and yards per reception (17.9), while also leading the NFL in yards (653) and catches (16) on throws 20-plus yards downfield.
What is clear is that Diggs is frustrated with the Vikings and their quarterback, Kirk Cousins. It could be because of his production, or having to split targets with fellow star receiver Adam Thielen.
Per overthecap.com, Diggs carries cap hits over 14 million each of the next three seasons. So, the Patriots would have to do some financial finagling to fit Diggs on the roster while also paying Brady and any other free agents, but it isn't out of the question.
The NFL legal tampering period is 26 days away.
WBZ NewsRadio's Dan Watkins (@DanWatkinsRadio) reports