Tennessee Titans Move Closer To Signing Tom Brady
The Tennessee Titans seem to be moving closer to signing free agent quarterback Tom Brady.
For the first time in a career that has spanned two decades, Brady is set to become an unrestricted free agent. To date, the six-time Super Bowl champ has offered no indication of where he ultimately wants to land when it is all said and done.
There is a chance that he remains with the New England Patriots, obviously. Or he could go to one of the many suitors that have publicly and privately indicated interest, including but not limited to: the Los Angeles Chargers, Las Vegas Raiders, Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Francisco 49ers and Tennessee Titans.
That last team, the Titans, have really been picking up a lot of momentum in their pursuit of Brady over the past few weeks.
According to ESPN NFL insider Jeremy Fowler, Tennessee feels like it has a really “good chance” to come away with the biggest prize in this year’s free agent class.
“I just spoke with sources on this,” he said.
“I was told the Titans believe that they have a pretty good chance in a head-to-head match-up with the Patriots to land Tom Brady. I’m also told there is a ‘mystery’ team, a third team that is firmly in the mix, so cue the music.”
The real question, aside from whether Brady wants to play for the Titans, is how the organization feels about last year’s starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
“I was told the Titans believe that they have a pretty good chance in a head-to-head match-up with the Patriots to land Tom Brady.”
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“The Titans still value Ryan Tannehill and we know Tannehill wants a lot of money,” Fowler continued.
“We’re talking maybe $30 million per year and he should because he’s earned it. [The Titans] are trying to deal with him, deal with Tom Brady and they only have a few days to figure it out.”
Last year, after Tannehill took over as the starter from Marcus Mariota, Tennessee went on a truly special run. It saw them defeat the Patriots in the AFC Wild Card Game and then upset the No. 1 ranked Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Divisional Round.
Ultimately the Titans fell to the eventual champion Kansas City Chiefs, but it was not for a lack of heart.
If Tennessee does ultimately land Brady this offseason, another deep postseason run suddenly becomes a very real possibility.