Ever since Logan Mankins was traded to Tampa Bay, many began to wonder how Tom Brady's time would end in New England.
When Brady and the Patriots part ways, who's decision will it be?
Former Patriots center Dan Koppen believes Bill Belichick will make that call.
"As long as Bill is here, he will make those decisions," said Koppen. "If Tom is not carrying his weight or he's in a decline Bill's going to bring him in the office and have a little speech.
"Maybe he gets a hug at the end, but I guarantee it's going to be, "Tom, we're going to release you. Thanks for coming. We appreciate everything You've done, but I've got to do what's best for the football team.'"
Does Belichick treat Brady any differently than any other players?
"Bill treats all his players the same," said Koppen. "and he talks to them and rips into them the same."