(I was saving this for tomorrow but draft research is taking me longer and longer so we'll run RBs on Saturday/Sunday.)
Look, I think we can all admit that the "reasons" TomBrady does anything — from skipping OTAs to now skipping out of Brookline for St. Jetersberg — are moving targets. Depending on what's going on at the time and who he's talking to, Brady's stated motivations publicly and through acolytes can change direction as quickly as a JulianEdelman on an option route.
I mean, if you believe the only or biggest reason Brady stopped showing up in the offseason was marital/family issues, and that it was "just time" for him to leave New England, then I have some prime mangrove swamps down the street from the Bradys to sell you.
I mean, Brady just needed his freedom ... to market himself.