A new book is coming out soon on Tom Brady. It gives an inside scoop on what really happened during the deflate-gate saga. That whole drama about the deflation of the footballs in the 2015 AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts. Tom Brady would play in the Super Bowl two weeks after that and win his fourth ring. The following season he would serve a four-game suspension. That is when we would get a first-hand look at Jimmy Garoppolo. The book, “12: The Inside Story of Tom Brady’s Fight for Redemption” by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge says Brady offered to pay a $1 million dollar fine. But Roger Goodell had other ideas.
Brady Was Offered a Deal in Deflate-Gate
The book says that Brady had to publicly throw former Patriots equipment employees John Jastremski and Jim McNally under the bus. Brady had to state that they purposely tampered with the footballs, even without his knowledge. Brady would say no and serve his four-game suspension. Robert Kraft spoke at the NFL’s owners meetings and Kraft said he would not appeal the four-game suspension handed down on Brady and the team fine. Tom Brady didn’t like that too much.
Brady Didn’t Feel like He Was Getting the Support He Needed
According to the book, Brady was devastated by Robert Kraft’s comments. Tom Brady would call DeMaurice Smith and say.”What the [expletive]?,” Why am I not getting the support I deserve on this thing?”
Smith said that the NFLPA would fight on Brady’s behalf. At this point is when the so-called “rift” started, between the team and Brady. Brady was mad that Kraft didn’t have his back during deflate-gate.
So when it came time to trade Garoppolo, that’s when Kraft stepped in and made sure he was behind Brady and not do him wrong again. Belichick traded Garoppolo for a second-round pick from the San Francisco 49ers.