Titans WR Adam Humphries: Tom Brady's age factored into decision not to sign with Patriots


What I’m Hearing: USA TODAY Sports’ Jarrett Bell is on hand for the NFL owners meeting in Florida and tells us what he’s hearing regarding news surrounding the draft and combine.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, by all accounts, is one of the best to ever play the game.

But one free agent receiver spurned the chance to play with the three-time NFL MVP and the perennially contending Patriots when making the decision on his next team, in large part because of Brady’s age. He will turn 42 years old before the start of the upcoming season.

“Obviously, he’s the G.O.A.T. That’s that simple,” slot receiver Adam Humphries, who instead signed with the Tennessee Titans, told The Athletic of Brady. “But there’s so much that factors into a decision. It was a four-year deal. Who knows how many (years) he’s got left? There’s a lot that goes into it.”

Brady has repeatedly stated he hopes to play until he is 45.

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