Tom Brady and AJ Green Should Be Packaged Deal for Patriots

A.J. Green
Either the Patriots get both of them, or neither of them. | Dan Kubus/Getty Images

Tom Brady's free agency naturally has drawn plenty of interest in the NFL world. The 43-year-old quarterback desperately wants to play with some high-octane weapons in the upcoming 2020 season.

And that's why his possible return to the New England Patriots should be contingent upon the team signing unrestricted free agent wide receiver AJ Green.

As far as Brady is concerned, that's what makes the Patriots an intriguing option. If they sign Green, then he gets to stay in the system he's played his entire career in while also gaining one of the game's premier targets.

Even after missing all of the 2019 season due to an ankle injury, the Cincinnati Bengals star still remains one of the games best pass catchers. A seven-time Pro Bowler, Green has amassed 8,907 yards on 602 receptions since he came into the league in 2011.

Either the Patriots sign both of them, or neither of them, simple as that.

There's really no reason for Brady to return to New England if he doesn't have an elite receiver like Green. He can take his pick of teams around the league with far better receiving options.

And as far as the Patriots are concerned, there's simply no reason why they shouldn't bring in Green. Their receiving core was downright abysmal last year, and signing him would not only solve their offensive woes, but also make sure their franchise quarterback doesn't suit up for another squad.

Keeping the dynasty alive should be contingent on signing AJ Green. If the Patriots can do that, they can secure one last ride out of Tom Brady and one last shot at a Lombardi Trophy.