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Sport Eli Manning wonders if Patriots made Tom Brady feel 'unappreciated'

10:25  28 march  2020
10:25  28 march  2020 Source:   nbcsports.com

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Eli Manning said he was as shocked as everybody else when he learned of Tom Brady ’s departure from the New England Patriots . "I don’t know if he felt unappreciated , or just wanted to try something different, but was surprised that this went down,” he said.

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Eli Manning ended his NFL career in January the same way he started it: with the New York Giants.

The retired quarterback was convinced Tom Brady would do the same.

In a recent interview with the New York Post's Steve Serby, Manning joined a lengthy list of observers who were surprised to see Brady leave the New England Patriots after 20 seasons to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in free agent.

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Eli Manning is one of the few people on planet earth who can say he's gotten the best of Tom Brady . Two of Brady 's three Super Bowl losses -- which go along with six titles -- came at the I don’t know if he felt unappreciated , or just wanted to try something different, but was surprised that this went down.”

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"I just did not imagine him leaving, them letting him go and him going somewhere else, just from my experience," Manning told Serby.

The Giants kept a 38-year-old Manning on their roster in 2019, allowing the two-time Super Bowl champion to spend the final year of his contract as Daniel Jones' backup despite trading Odell Beckham Jr. and Olivier Vernon earlier in the offseason.

But Patriots head coach Bill Belichick isn't the sentimental type, and Manning speculated that the cold business of Belichick's "Patriot Way" may have driven Brady out of town.

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"But for him to have had all the success, do everything he'd done in New England and did it with one organization, I guess you just kind of wonder what was the reasoning?" Manning said.

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Eli Manning has a supporter in the quarterback he stole two Super Bowl championships from. Tom Brady reflected on the “unfortunate situation” While Manning could be headed to a new team for his NFL encore, Brady has a better chance than most athletes to walk off into the sunset with the Patriots .

"I don't know if he felt unappreciated, or just wanted to try something different, but was surprised that this went down."

While Brady won't admit it publicly, our Tom E. Curran has reported that the Brady-Belichick relationship indeed played a role in TB12's departure.

Yet Manning, whose Giants upset two historically great New England teams in Super Bowls XLII and XLVI, wouldn't go so far as to say the Patriots' dynasty is over without Brady.

"I think they still have a very good team, a great defense, great coaches," Manning said. "Obviously Tom was a very important part on their success over the years, but I think they have kind of a way and they have a system that Belichick has implemented there that I think will continue to find ways to have success.

"But it will be different. If they go out and get a new quarterback, or stay with the guys they have, it might not be as it's been in the past."

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