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What Joe Montana really thinks about Tom Brady leaving Patriots

49ers legend Joe Montana, who knows what it’s like to abruptly leave a team after quarterbacking it to multiple Super Bowl titles, said the New England Patriots will regret letting Tom Brady leave town.

Like many, Montana was surprised to see the 42-year-old Brady escape to Tampa Bay last week via free agency after helping build a Patriots dynasty that produced a record six Super Bowl victories during a 20-year stay.

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“I don’t know what’s going on inside there, but somebody made a mistake,” Montana said in a phone interview with USA Today’s Jarrett Bell.