Tom Brady Choosing Between Patriots And Buccaneers
Tom Brady is choosing between the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers for where he will next play football.
Next week, the 42-year-old will officially become an unrestricted free agent. As such, he will have the opportunity to go and play for any team he wishes to play for.
Although he has been linked to the likes of the Los Angeles Chargers, Tennessee Titans, Miami Dolphins and Las Vegas Raiders, it seems none of those teams are realistically still in the running for his services.
According to NBC NFL insider Chris Simms, it is now down to a two-team race between New England and Tampa Bay.
“I’ve talked to a number of people throughout the NFL and gotten some information on the Tom Brady free agency situation,” he said.
“I think it is down to this, from everything I’ve heard, it’s down to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New England Patriots. I don’t think the Patriots are going to be willing to give Brady $30 million a year.
“As we know, Bill Belichick drives a hard bargain, he treats it like a business no matter who it is, even if it’s the GOAT,” he continued.
“So, between Tampa Bay – who I would bet would be willing to spend bigger money on Tom Brady and maybe give him $30 million per yer, as opposed to New England who is probably going to offer him something in the $20 million range because we can’t forget that Brady is going to cost them $13 million against the cap no matter whether he’s on the team or not so that’s why they want to find a manageable number.”
The idea of Brady leaving the Patriots to play for perpetual loser like the Buccaneers is mind-blowing, but clearly within the realm of possibility.
Once free agency commences on March 18, it will be interesting to see where the cards all fall.