So much for the "quiet time" in Foxborough.
Tom Brady didn't escape the limelight long – and reality he didn't really escape it at all. On Wednesday he was back at the center of the NFL universe with thoughts of a potential return home to San Francisco, phone calls with Bill Belichick and even an online chat with UFC boss Dana White generating interest.
The Boston Globe wonders why the Niners would ever even consider making a Brady-Garoppolo swap. How the Patriots handle the Brady situation will be a referendum on the roster. The Boston Herald and NBC Sports Boston both reported that Brady and Bill Belichick spoke recently and that the conversation "didn't go well." WEEI.com believes it might be better if Brady indeed leaves New England.
ESPN.com has Brady discussing his immediate plans with White.
The Boston Globe offers some observations from the quarterbacks at the Combine.
Bill Belichick will receive the key to the city in Annapolis during a Navy-Johns Hokins game.