Two of Boston’s most famous celebrities, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, reached out directly to Tom Brady regarding where he plans to play in 2020.
We’re pulling out the big guns now.
If Tom Brady’s not going to tell you or me who he plans on playing for in 2020, perhaps it stands to reason he might tell someone close to him what his uber-secret plans are. As such, it seemed promising when Ben Affleck got on television — and on a sports talk program, no less — to discuss all manner of things sports-related.
Affleck is two things: he’s a hardcore Boston sports fan, and he’s a longtime friend of Brady’s. Naturally, the question came up of whether or not he’d heard anything from Brady regarding his plans.
Affleck didn’t shy away from the question, telling the hosts of ESPN’s “Get Up” that he and good buddy/fellow A-list celeb/Bostonite Matt Damon did in fact try and suss out some details from Brady… albeit unsuccessfully.
Here’s what he said, per Boston.com’s Kevin Slane:
“Me and Matt texted him, and said, ‘What’s the deal? You going or you staying?’ And this is what we got back: an emoji,” Affleck said, shrugging his shoulders to imitate the popular digital graphic.
So there you have it. If Affleck and Damon can’t get more from Brady, then it’s doubtful anyone else is going to be able to. There has been plenty of speculation regarding Brady’s future — and whether that future lies with the Patriots or with another team. For the time being at least, it looks as if the mystery around his 2020 franchise will continue.
Affleck was still happy to offer up his two cents on the whole situation, though, if you’re curious:
"“I hope he stays. I think he’s fabulous. By the same token, he’s given up a lot of money to play for that franchise over the years that he well deserves. The New England Patriots didn’t sacrifice any money winning all those Super Bowls, selling all those tickets, selling all that merchandise. I pray and hope that he stays. It would break my heart if he left. (But) if it were me, if I were Bill Belichick or if I were Tom Brady, there would be a part of me that would be wondering, ‘Is it him or is it me? Could I do it myself?’”"
What do you think? Will Brady be back in New England for his 21st season this fall? Or will he be suiting up for another team — and if so, which team? Let us know in the comments section below!