Since we have a lot of time this next month to SPECULATE on this and that, a thought occurred to me the other day when I heard this in a podcast. Here's the scenario. Kyle Shanahan has always LOVED Kurt Cousins going back to his Washington days. Jimmy Garopolo's contract guarantees pretty much end after this season. SUPPOSE, for "some" reason, say more injuries, or mediocre results, or whatever, Jimmy doesn't have a great year and Cousins becomes available after another disappointing season with the Vikes, the situation arises for a massive trade. The Vikings trade Cousins to the Niners, while the Niners trade JG BACK to the Pats.....and Brady retires with his 7th ring. The succession issue is completely solved as the Pats move on with a JG, Sidham combination. IF hypothetically, Brady still wants to play the Pats could make him part of the trade. If Brady WAS to play for another team, sending him home to SF to finish his career with his "home town team" would be the most acceptable/best case scenario for Pats fans I know this is rash speculation at it's best, BUT the more I thought about it, the more I thought it COULD become a possibility if things don't go well for JG this season. BTW, in the podcast, one of the narrators mentioned he thought Cousins was better than JG. I completely forgot who did the podcast. Of course that comment became the crux of this being a "possibility" for me. Just an idle thought.