This is where I'm at. 20 years is a long time for any sort of working relationship. Joe Montana had to change teams. So did Unitas and Favre and Manning and Rivers and many many others. Jerry Rice left SF for crissakes. Aaron Rodgers looked to be trying to force his way out of GB this summer.Maybe he was, maybe he wasn't. Maybe his 75% is still better than most 100%s. Maybe he was able to deal with outside variables efficiently and that was all just noise. Who the hell knows. Maybe sometimes shit just ends. Willie Mays plays for the Mets, Jordan plays for Washington, Gretzky plays for the Rangers. For 20 years to have occurred without one of those events happening is a testament to the folks who put these teams together and who played on these teams. That length of a career with one team is nearly unprecedented. During those times there were assuredly dings and dents as all relationships have. Sometimes crap just runs its course. Hell, if I was Brady I may have looked elsewhere. I'm loyal to a fault but you also only live once. It probably was not money, it probably was not a bump in a 20 year relationship. Maybe Brady just felt like leaving. That's the most likely answer by a rather significant magnitude. It's probably also the one that doesn't get headlines, so don't expect to get it in many places, particularly ESPN.