Tom Brady won't have a role in the upcoming movie and book about him. (Bob Donnan/USA Today Sports)

Tom Brady won’t have a role in the upcoming movie and book about him. (Bob Donnan/USA Today Sports)

Last week it was learned Tom Brady will have a movie and book come out about him centered around his life post-Deflategate and Super Bowl LI.

Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson, the writers behind Disney’s “The Finest Hours” and who were nominated for an Oscar for “The Fighter”, along with New York Times bestselling author Casey Sherman, are the ones heading the project.

Dave Wedge, who was Sherman’s co-author with “Boston Strong” will also be part of the book.

After the report was released, many wondered if Brady himself would be part of it, and the answer to that is no.

“We wish the people involved the best of luck on this project, but we are not involved,” Brady’s agent Don Yee told the Associated Press on Thursday.

The book is said to have the title, “Let’s go” and the movie is tentatively scheduled to be released in 2018, but it is unclear at this time who will participate in the film.

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Ryan Hannable

Everyone knows by now Roger Goodell hasn’t been to Gillette Stadium since Deflategate.

Rob Gronkowski doesn't think Roger Goodell should visit Gillette Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

Rob Gronkowski doesn’t think Roger Goodell should visit Gillette Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

Everyone knows by now Roger Goodell hasn’t been to Gillette Stadium since Deflategate.

During Super Bowl week the Kraft family made sure to let Goodell know he is welcome at the stadium if he would like to attend a game, but according to Rob Gronkowski, Patriots fans wouldn’t let the commissioner even near the stadium.

“To tell you the truth, I really don’t think so,” Gronkowski said in an interview with ESPN’s Cari Champion. “The fans are nuts, they’re wild, and they have the Patriots’ back no matter what. They have Tom [Brady]’s back. I’m telling you, [he] wouldn’t get through the highway if our fans saw him. So I don’t think he can even land in the airport in Boston, because Patriots fans are the best fans. They’re the most loyal fans.

“I’m telling you, they might just carry out Roger themselves. He couldn’t even get to the stadium in Foxboro if he landed in Boston.”

Even though Gronkowski wasn’t able to play in Super Bowl LI, he felt part of the team and was especially happy for Brady given what he went through during the year.

“It was great to see [Goodell] hand over that trophy, for sure,” Gronkowski said. “I was super happy for Tom.”

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Ryan Hannable

Last season wasn’t the greatest for Rob Gronkowski.

The tight end played just eight games due to hamstring and back injuries and his season ended the first week of December when he needed back surgery and was placed on injured reserve.

Rob Gronkowski said he will be ready for Week 1 in 2017. (Robert Deutsch/USA Today Sports)

Rob Gronkowski said he will be ready for Week 1 in 2017. (Robert Deutsch/USA Today Sports)

Last season wasn’t the greatest for Rob Gronkowski.

The tight end played just eight games due to hamstring and back injuries and his season ended the first week of December when he needed back surgery and was placed on injured reserve.

By all accounts the surgery went well and he’s been seen in videos rehabbing hard. He also was in Houston the week of the Super Bowl.

Some have already wondered if Gronkowski will be ready for the start of next season and if the Patriots will be extra cautious with him. Speaking with ESPN’s Cari Champion, Gronkowski claims he will be ready for the start of the season.

“Yes, for sure,” Gronkowski said. “No doubt.”

Gronkowski will be 28 next season and is signed through 2019, but how long will his career last?

“I’m not really sure,” he said. “I mean, I still love playing the game, and as of right now, I want to play as long as I possibly could play. My mindset is to keep on going.”

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Ryan Hannable

Skip Bayless is full of hot takes, and usually ones that are insane, but his take Thursday on FS1’s “Undisputed” with Shannon Sharpe may have

FS1's Skip Bayless said Bill Belichick isn't a great coach. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

FS1’s Skip Bayless said Bill Belichick isn’t a great coach. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

Skip Bayless is full of hot takes, and usually ones that are insane, but his take Thursday on FS1’s “Undisputed” with Shannon Sharpe may have outdid them all.

According to Bayless, Belichick isn’t a great coach.

Sharpe and Bayless were debating if Patriots owner Robert Kraft needed to choose between Tom Brady and Belichick, who would he choose?

“If I’m Bob Kraft, that’s a laughable question to me, because I’m picking the quarterback,” Bayless said. “If it’s just two years from now, and Tom says he can play three more, I am picking the quarterback. I’ll go find another coach.”

Sharpe challenged Bayless saying great coaches don’t grow on trees and that was when Bayless doubled down.

“I don’t think he’s a great coach,” Bayless said. “I think he’s a very good one. All I know is that in his first six years of head coaching, he had five losing seasons before Tom Brady fell out of the sky and into his lap. And by the way, in that year of 2001, with Bill Belichick as the head coach, he had fallen to 0-2 and I know various assistants on his staff were ready to put their house on the market because they all thought they were going to get fired after they went 5-11 the previous year … if he’s an all-time great coach, he would have been better than he was in Cleveland. Tom Brady saved his job and turned around his career.”

Normally, Bayless doesn’t deserve any attention, but this was so bad it needed to be shared.

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Ryan Hannable

Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady are arguably the two best quarterbacks in the league, but Rodgers may have conceded Brady is a little better than he is.

Aaron Rodgers praised Tom Brady after Super Bowl LI. (Chris Humphreys/USA Today Sports)

Aaron Rodgers praised Tom Brady after Super Bowl LI. (Chris Humphreys/USA Today Sports)

Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady are arguably the two best quarterbacks in the league, but Rodgers may have conceded Brady is a little better than he is.

Speaking with Graham Bensinger for “In Depth with Graham” at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am earlier this month, Rodgers said Brady didn’t need the win in Super Bowl LI to prove he is the greatest of all-time.

“From a fan’s perspective, what a great game to watch and to see Tom and his greatness on display one more time,” Rodgers said. “I mean, he didn’t need to win that to prove that he’s the G.O.A.T., but just another part of his legacy there.”

The Packers quarterback watched the game and said he felt bad for Matt Ryan and the Falcons.

“Fantastic Super Bowl,” Rodgers said. “I felt bad for Matt. Getting to know him over the years, he is a fantastic guy; he had an incredible MVP season and sitting there 28-3 I think everybody watching and probably at the game was thinking ‘Atlanta’s gonna get their ring sized up here pretty soon.’ So that was disappointing.”

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Ryan Hannable

Count Mike Lombardi in the camp of the Patriots shouldn’t trade Jimmy Garoppolo.

Why does Lombardi’s opinion matter that much?