Tom Brady had arguably the worst season of his career in 2022-23. Despite that, he and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are still very much in the hunt for an NFL championship.
If they win it, Brady will have won two Super Bowls in three years with the Bucs.
No matter how things go this season, though – Brady is a free agent this summer. And all signs point to him going elsewhere come next year.
Over the past week, a new frontrunner for him has emerged.
During a recent appearance on the Dan Patrick Show, NFL insider Albert Breer suggested that the Las Vegas Raiders were a very real contender for Brady’s services.
“I can tell you unequivocally, this is a fact, the Raiders are looking into it,” Breer said.
“The Raiders are looking into going and acquiring Tom Brady. I’m not saying they’re contacting him because that’s not allowed, but this is something that the Raiders are doing their research on.”
Breer also suggested that San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo, was another name to watch for the Raiders.
Apparently they see Garoppolo as someone who can help them remain decent in the interim while they bring along a young quarterback of the future.
“Are they willing to throw that idea overboard for a potential one-and-done situation with Brady? Brady’s not gonna be that guy. If Brady comes in, you are loading up the roster,” Breer said.
The Raiders benched Derek Carr with a couple of weeks to go in the year and inserted Jarrett Stidham in as his replacement. The 26-year-old didn’t much of note, with his wife being far more impressive during his games than he was.
Las Vegas needs a solution at quarterback – and Brady could be a decent one. He almost landed with them before going to Tampa Bay, so this could be the perfect opportunity for all parties involved to right that wrong.
Brady is obviously done with the Buccaneers after this year. Between his on-the-field struggles, his off-the-field woes and the way his teammates mocked his marriage issues, it’s clear that everyone is ready to move on.
Jim Harbaugh is embarrassing himself at this point.https://t.co/wG1aMemlS1
— Game 7 (@game7__) January 10, 2023
But will the Raiders be the team to land him when it’s all said and done?
Time will tell.
A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.