Tom Brady Sr.: Son's career with Patriots will 'end badly'

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are preparing to take on the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl 49 on Sunday, and the quarterback is coming off of yet another MVP-caliber regular season.

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Tom Brady Sr.: Son's career with Patriots will 'end badly'

Week 1: Patriots at Dolphins, 33-20 loss
Record: 0-1

Shane Vereen #34 of the New England Patriots avoids a tackle by Jimmy Wilson #27 of the Miami Dolphins during the game at Sun Life Stadium on September 7, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida.

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Jim Basquil and Greg Garber talk about who should get more credit for the Patriots' success, Tom Brady or Bill Belichick.

Week 2: Patriots at Vikings, 30-7 win
Record: 1-1

New England Patriots Malcolm Butler breaks up a pass play intended for Minnesota Vikings Jarius Wright during fourth quarter action at TCF Stadium on Sunday, September 14, 2014.

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Week 3: Patriots vs Raiders, 16-9 win
Record: 2-1

New England Patriots Nate Ebner, left, and Darrelle Revis, right, tackle Oakland Raiders James Jones during the second half of play at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

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Week 4: Patriots at Chiefs, 41-14 loss
Record: 2-2

Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali (91) strips the football out of the hands of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) during the third quarter on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.

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Week 8: Patriots vs Bears, 51-23 win
Record: 6-2

New England Patriots running back Jonas Gray rumbles for a first quarter first down. The New England Patriots hosted the Chicago Bears in a regular season NFL game at Gillette Stadium.

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Week 9: Patriots vs Broncos, 43-21 win
Record: 7-2

Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots carries the ball during the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Gillette Stadium on November 2, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

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Week 10: Bye Week
Record: 7-2

Tom Brady cracks a smile during Patriots practice warmups at Gillette Stadium.

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Week 11: Patriots at Colts, 42-20 win
Record: 8-2

Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots scores a touchdown against Vontae Davis #21 of the Indianapolis Colts during the fourth quarter of the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 16, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Week 13: Patriots at Packers, 26-21 loss
Record: 9-3

Tight end Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots makes a reception against the Green Bay Packers during the NFL game at Lambeau Field on November 30, 2014 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Patriots 26-21.

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Week 17: Patriots vs Bills, 17-9 loss
Record: 12-4

Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the New England Patriots runs against the Buffalo Bills during the second half at Gillette Stadium on December 28, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

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Wild Card Playoff: Bye Week
Advance to Divisional Round

The New England Patriots held practice in preparation for their playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens on January 10, 2015. Rob Ninkovich and Vince Wilfork take a breather during practice.

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AFC Divisional Round: Patriots vs Ravens, 35-31 win
Advance to Conference Championship

Duron Harmon #30 of the New England Patriots intercepts a pass late in the game during the 2015 AFC Divisional Playoffs game against the Baltimore Ravens at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

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AFC Championship: Patriots vs Colts, 45-7 win
Advance to Super Bowl XLIX

The Patriots' LeGarrette Blount scores in 3rd quarter action during the AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium on January 18, 2015.

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There was a point early on in the year that Brady looked old and the Patriots looked washed up, but they figured things out and got back to playing dominant football. New England and Seattle are very equal teams, and there is no clear favorite heading into the game. It will all depend on which team can execute their game plans better.

All of that being said, Brady's father is beginning to look ahead into the future and sees a bad ending for his son in New England.

"It will end badly," Brady Sr. said. "It does end badly. And I know that because I know what Tommy wants to do. He wants to play till he's 70. ... It's a cold business. And for as much as you want it to be family, it isn't."

Obviously playing until he's 70 is a bit of an overstatement, but Brady would like to play into his 40s. New England was already being pushed by fans and analysts to be open to a trade of their star quarterback earlier this season after a slow start. As much history as Brady and the Patriots have, Bill Belichick probably wouldn't hesitate to cut Brady if it meant the team getting better.

Throughout his 15-year career with the Patriots, Brady has racked up some very impressive numbers. He has thrown for 53,258 yards, 392 touchdowns, and 143 interceptions. There is no question that he is one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game, and has another chance to improve his legacy with another Super Bowl win.

New England wouldn't have had even close to the success that they have had unless Brady was on their side. He has been an impressive leader throughout his career, and is the definition of a star quarterback.

Brady Sr. might end up being correct, but hopefully his son will see the writing on the wall and retire before it comes to that. The Patriots are going to keep Brady around as long as he is still leading them to successful season, but the second that changes they could look to move on.

Only time will tell how things will end between Brady and the Patriots, but hopefully they can mutually agree when it's time to call it quits.

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