Brady wanted to be a FA so he had the option to leave. Nothing anyone can do. Im of the opinion that both BB and Brady want to try and succeed apart from each other. For Brady and BB succeeding by definition is a Super Bowl championship. We get too caught up in the belief that only Tom Brady can win a Super Bowl as the Pats QB. Steve Young won a Super Bowl with SF and a different HC. The Cowboys, Steelers, Ravens, Broncos, Giants, Redskins, Raiders and Chiefs after 50 years all have won Super Bowls with different QBs, Its like an infatuation over that beautiful woman whom you think is the only one in the whole world. When she is not. Or, that hot guy in Tunescribes and Clonerys case. The nature of the NFL and life for that matter is constant change. NE will win a Super Bowl again should Brady leave.