Tom Brady’s Decision Narrowed To 3 NFL Teams
Tom Brady’s decision has been narrowed down to 3 NFL teams, it would appear.
Brady, 42, is set to officially hit unrestricted free agent status in less than a month. At that point, we will likely see the greatest and grandest recruiting period that the NFL has ever put on.
Whereas massive recruitment campaigns are obviously the norm in pro basketball, football is different.
That will all change this summer when the Los Angeles Chargers, Las Vegas Raiders, Tennessee Titans, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins and god knows who else roll out the red carpet for Brady.
Plus, beyond all the aforementioned teams, the New England Patriots still have as good a shot as anyone at retaining the quarterback with whom they have won six Super Bowls.
According to the Boston Globe, three teams have emerged as the favorites to ultimately land Brady – should he leave the Patriots.
“The source said that three teams keep getting brought up as most likely to go after him — the Chargers, Raiders, and Buccaneers. Even though Brady will be 43 years old in August, it appears that he will be in high demand,” The Boston Globe notes.
All three of those organizations make a ton of sense for Brady, each in their own special way.
The Chargers are obviously without a marquee franchise quarterback now that they have parted ways with Philip Rivers. Beyond just a person to lead the offense, this team needs star power to win over some of the unenthused football fans currently residing in Los Angeles. Brady could be that guy.
If not the Chargers, the Raiders also make a lot of sense. The move to Las Vegas means that the silver and black also need to make a splash. That, coupled with the franchise’s very apparent distaste for current starter Derek Carr, provides the perfect excuse for a Brady signing.
Finally, the Buccaneers also bring a lot to the table. Head coach Bruce Arians has made it no secret that he is not a huge fan of Jameis Winston, so rather than paying him big money to come back and throw interceptions, it would certainly make sense for the team to instead opt to bring in Brady.
All in all, Brady will have a lot of options to choose from come March.
The smart money remains on him staying with New England, obviously. But there has been so much conversation about him going elsewhere up to this stage, that it has become hard to ignore.
Where there is smoke, there is fire. And there has been a lot of smoke coming out of the Brady camp in recent months.