All good things must end, and the New England Patriots have ridden 20 years of success to this pivotal moment of their history. But with Tom Brady aging and Bill Belichick's commitment to the Patriots the subject of speculation, the end may be nigh.
The Patriots' future Hall of Fame quarterback finally started showing some age with his inability to connect with the wide receivers this year. He had his lowest completion percentage since 2013, fewest passing touchdowns since 2003 and career-low QBR.
And after an apparent rift was reported on two seasons ago, Bill Belichick has been the subject of constant speculation on his next destination. There is way too much noise about the end for it not to be true.
R.I.P. New England dynasty.
In the past 19 seasons Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have shared, the Patriots have won 219 regular season games and six Super Bowl rings. There is no way you can break that up if you're still winning games.
Both of these men can depend on each other. When both are performing at a high level, there isn't a team that can stop them on the field. They still won 12 games this season and an AFC East title with undependable wide receivers.
As long as the Patriots are dominating, this dynasty will never die.