Belllichek did not release Brady because he did not want to pay him. He released him because he did not want to sign a 43 year old qb to a 2 year guaranteed deal. The releasing of Manning and Brady r very similar to me. Plus, the Pats appear to b high on Stidham. The Pats can use this as a year to evaluate Stidham and get rid of their dead money. Smart business decision. If Stidham is the real deal and they win, all will b forgotten snd Pat fans will move on.
Belichick just released Brady because he didn't want to pay him. Ask the Patriot fans if there is no emotion. As much as I despise the Patriots for them to not pay the player who took them to those rings you are talking about, they totally suck.
Sorry, I don't want an owner or a GM with that mindset.
It's like, "I know everybody is worried about the health and financial well being of their families, and I know the NFL season is a long time away, but let me attempt to crush any hope you have about your favorite team playing"