Tom Brady To San Francisco 49ers Becoming Increasingly Likely
Tom Brady to the San Francisco 49ers is becoming increasingly likely, it appears.
Heading into mid-March, a new contender has emerged for Brady’s services.
To date, the Los Angeles Chargers, Las Vegas Raiders, Tennessee Titans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Indianapolis Colts and Miami Dolphins were seen as the only teams that really had a shot at landing the 42-year-old.
As it turns out, that assessment was not entirely accurate.
According to New England Patriots insider Tom Curran, the Niners have a very real shot at coming away with Brady.
— Mad Dog Sports Radio (@MadDogRadio) March 3, 2020
While appearing on Mad Dog Sports Radio on Tuesday, Curran said there was a 50 percent chance the future Hall of Famer ultimately leaves the Patriots.
“50-50,” he said. “To me, it’s either going to be New England or Tennessee, with the 49ers closing hard on the outside.”
In Curran’s estimation, the interest between Brady and the 49ers is very real and very mutual.
Obviously the Niners currently have Jimmy Garoppolo installed as their starting quarterback. San Francisco ultimately got him in a 2017 trade with Bill Belichick and the Patriots.
At the time, New England trading away a young prospect quarterback with a lot of promise like Garoppolo seemed to be a signal that they were committing to Brady for many years to come.
Now the deal looks a bit different in retrospect.
Since that 2017 deal went down, the Patriots reached two more Super Bowls and one won. Then last year, the Niners made the Super Bowl and lost to the Kansas City Chiefs.
In 2019 loss to the Chiefs, many regarded Garoppolo as the team’s weakest link. As such, once the year ended, rumors began to run rampant that the Niners may be looking for an upgrade.
That is where the Brady rumors come in.
Interestingly enough, getting rid of Garoppolo would not be all that difficult for the 49ers. He cut be cut for a mere $4.2 million in dead cap money.
Will Brady ultimately come to San Francisco? It is hard to say. It could be the perfect homecoming for the Bay Area-bred legend. But a lot of pieces would have to fall in place for it to happen.
Everyone should have a bit more clarity on the situation once free agency begins in a few weeks.