Tom Brady’s Reps Meet With Chargers, Raiders, Colts
Tom Brady’s reps met with the Los Angeles Chargers, Las Vegas Raiders and Indianapolis Colts at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Heading into March 18, Brady is the hottest free agent available on the open market. As an unrestricted free agent, the New England Patriots cannot forcefully retain him. That means if the 42-year-old wants to leave, he will.
This past week at the NFL Scouting Combine, his reps reportedly met with three teams to talk about future plans. According to Rapoport, those teams were “the Los Angeles Chargers, Las Vegas Raiders and Indianapolis Colts.”
Of that group, Los Angeles and Las Vegas likely have the best chance of coming away with Brady if he departs New England.
Indianapolis obviously wants to move on from Jacoby Brissett, but Brady is unlikely to want to sign with them. More likely is a possible deal being worked out with former Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers.
The Chargers and Raiders are very realistic contenders for Brady’s services, though.
Los Angeles can clearly offer locale and a team that is one year removed from being considered a dark horse Super Bowl contender.
Obviously 2019 did not go according to plan for the organization, but that feels like more of an aberration than anything more than that.
Las Vegas, meanwhile, offers an intriguing new city in desperate need of a star, plus a pretty strong offensive situation. That coupled with the strong relationship Brady seems to have with Mark Davis and the respect Jon Gruden has around the league may be enough to win Brady over.
Is it a done deal that Brady will end up with one of those three teams? Obviously not.
He could return to the Patriots or go somewhere else entirely. But if he does end up leaving – the smart money says it will likely be to one of the three aforementioned squads.