Before Signing With Yankees, Youkilis Asked Brady If He’d Ever Play For Jets Or Giants
BOSTON (CBS) — It’s not often these days that you see a player wear a Red Sox jersey one year and a Yankees jersey the next, but Kevin Youkilis is willing to go where few men have gone before.
But he didn’t make that decision before consulting with his brother-in-law, which is a notable meeting in this case because that brother-in-law is Tom Brady.
Youkilis was interviewed by Jack Curry of the YES Network, and according to the New York Post, he asked Brady if the quarterback and New England legend would ever consider playing for a New York team.
“He’s great,” Youkilis said of Brady. “It’s pretty fun. I ask him questions. I even asked a question about coming to New York: ‘Could you ever be a Jet or a Giant?’ And he’s like, ‘I don’t know. Luckily I’m not in your shoes.’
“And I’m like, ‘Thanks a lot for your advice, buddy!'”
Youkilis, who married Julie Brady last year, was traded by the Red Sox to the White Sox last season, and he signed a one-year, $12 million deal to play in pinstripes in 2013.
Brady, meanwhile, is under contract with the Patriots through the 2014 season, and he’ll be 38 years old heading into the 2015 season. Patriots owner Robert Kraft said last week that he hopes to see Brady spend his entire career with the Patriots, but he also made no guarantees.
“That’s his choice but I would surely never like to see that happen,” Kraft told CSNNE’s Tom E. Curran when asked about the possibility of Brady playing for another team. “Everything is a dual decision. But I think, somehow I feel he’ll know when it’s not right for him and I believe he loves being a Patriot and we sure love having him be part of our organization.”
While the possibility of Brady finishing his career elsewhere no doubt exists, the image of Brady in a Jets or Giants uniform is certainly a bit of a nauseating thought for most football fans in New England.