Tom Brady Joining Titans, Says ESPN
Tom Brady is joining the Titans, says ESPN.
Heading into the offseason, Brady’s free agency is the biggest story in the NFL.
After spending two decades with the New England Patriots, Brady is now finally exploring potential freedom in the most public way possible.
Although the Patriots have publicly signaled that they want him back, Brady has remained distant.
The only thing he seems to know for certain is that he wants to play football in 2020 – he just does not know which uniform he will be wearing when he does it.
So far, the 42-year-old has been linked to the Los Angeles Chargers, Las Vegas Raiders, Miami Dolphins, Indianapolis Colts and Dallas Cowboys.
On Wednesday, ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter appeared on the Rich Eisen Show and offered an interesting new potential candidate for Brady’s services.
According to Schefter, folks should not “sleep on” the Tennessee Titans.
“Jeff Darlington basically handicapped the Titans as the favorite right now,” he said.
“I knew Tennessee was an option, but he made it out to be more of an option than I realized.
“I think we all need to pay more attention to Tennessee than I thought, and Tennessee is more viable of a Tom Brady destination than I thought.”
The Titans obviously have several positives going for them.
First and foremost, Brady has history with head coach Mike Vrabel and considers him a good friend.
Next, Tennessee is fresh off upsetting Brady and his Patriots in the AFC Wild Card Game this past season.
Finally, if Brady did come to Tennessee, running back Derrick Henry would be the most talented offensive player he has had suiting up alongside him since perhaps tight end Rob Gronkowski.
The only real issue is that Henry is fiercely loyal to quarterback Ryan Tannehill. During a recent podcast appearance, Henry was presented with the prospect of playing alongside Brady. He was not too impressed by the idea, mostly due to how much he enjoyed teaming up with Tannehill.
“[Brady] still can play,” he said.
“Obviously, age doesn’t matter for him, he’s still playing at a high level, but my question would be: Why ain’t Ryan good enough, you know?
“Speaking for everyone on the offense, we fed off of him. Ryan Tannehill is our quarterback and went to the AFC Championship, why would we not want Ryan back?”
There are a lot of good reasons for Brady to join the Titans. Will he ultimately end up doing it, though?
We are about one month away from finding out.