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Tom Brady is a free agent

Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:00 pm

for the first time in his career, Tom Brady is a free agent ... he could always return to the Patriots of course, but I wonder how many other teams might want to give him a chance?

I would think Brady would choose to be in a situation to win now so teams like Miami and Cincinnati won't be in the running

which teams are just a competent QB away from championship contention and might look at Brady as a 1 or 2 year savior?

and no, it won't be the Bears ... Trubisky is a young mobile QB who had struggles to avoid getting killed ... Tom Brady is an old mostly immobile QB who would end up on IR by game 6 behind the Bears sieve of an offensive line

Tennessee, the team that just beat Brady, may be in the mix ... Tannehill will also be a free agent when the Titans season ends ... plus, Vrabel is a former Brady team mate ... guess it will depend on how well Tannehill does moving forward

Josh McDaniels is said to be in the running as HC for a few teams, so McDaniels making a run for Brady at wherever he ends up is a possibility

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Re: Tom Brady is a free agent

Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:10 pm

I think he'll go back to the Pats for one more shot at it. There aren't a ton of teams out there that are just a QB away.
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Re: Tom Brady is a free agent

Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:36 pm

He’s a statue back there so it’s either New England or someone with a really good offensive line ready to win. I don’t know what team really satisfies that criteria.
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Re: Tom Brady is a free agent

Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:09 pm

I think the GOAT winds up with either the Chargers or Raiders (provided Gruden gets rid of Carr).

From what I've seen on the news Brady's house is up for sale. Why do that if he's resigning with NE?
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Re: Tom Brady is a free agent

Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:58 pm

The Marshall Plan wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:09 pm
I think the GOAT winds up with either the Chargers or Raiders (provided Gruden gets rid of Carr).

From what I've seen on the news Brady's house is up for sale. Why do that if he's resigning with NE?
Because he already bought a new house there.
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Re: Tom Brady is a free agent

Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:21 am

Some conjecture that the Chargers might make an offer since he's from California and Rivers is also a free agent. They have more offensive talent than NE. But I think Brady will re-sign with the Pats and known for having played for only 1 team.
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Re: Tom Brady is a free agent

Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:33 pm

I personally would find it interesting for him to go to Cleveland with McDaniels. Let Baker sit behind him for a year. He would have OBJ, Landry, and Chubb...lol hell of a fireworks show. Not going to happen tho.
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Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:37 am

The Marshall Plan wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:09 pm
I think the GOAT winds up with either the Chargers or Raiders (provided Gruden gets rid of Carr).

From what I've seen on the news Brady's house is up for sale. Why do that if he's resigning with NE?
Because that house is going to sit on the market for two years at least?
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Re: Tom Brady is a free agent

Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:04 pm

MoFugger wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:37 am
The Marshall Plan wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:09 pm
I think the GOAT winds up with either the Chargers or Raiders (provided Gruden gets rid of Carr).

From what I've seen on the news Brady's house is up for sale. Why do that if he's resigning with NE?
Because that house is going to sit on the market for two years at least?
I saw where he already dropped the price like 8 or 9 million.

And yes, they already bought another house there. I don't think he is going anywhere.
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Re: Tom Brady is a free agent

Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:01 am

Both the Chargers and Raiders need a marquee QB in new stadiums. Would the Raiders be willing to dump Derek Carr for a low draft pick? His cap numbers aren't out of whack, low 20s. He's better than Trubisky.

Gruden was noted for loving veterans, especially at QB, while coaching Tampa Bay. Would the Raiders try to blow Brady out of the water with a 2 year offer so he's the starter in '21 when they move to Vegas? Derek Carr is still not being shown much respect by his team.
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Re: Tom Brady is a free agent

Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:47 am

If he leaves NE i would guess he goes to Raiders. Not just because of them needing/wanting to make a big splash moving to Vegas, but I remember Gruden always craved veteran QBs. With all their draft picks and some the talent they currently have I could see him convincing Mark Davis its the right move.
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Re: Tom Brady is a free agent

Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:46 am

Umbali wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:47 am
If he leaves NE i would guess he goes to Raiders. Not just because of them needing/wanting to make a big splash moving to Vegas, but I remember Gruden always craved veteran QBs. With all their draft picks and some the talent they currently have I could see him convincing Mark Davis its the right move.
If he leaves I could see it no doubt.

I just really doubt he will leave NE. Same coach, same offensive system, best chance to stay at a high level.

On a side note, I think he might be hitting the cliff of father time. It's not like he needs money so if he leaves and flops he gets benched. If he flops in NE is could see them just letting him play it out a year unless they really think they have something in their backup, which I doubt.
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Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:47 am

thats true..and i think McDaniels staying will impact that decision as well
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Re: Tom Brady is a free agent

Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:41 pm

Newest rumor I heard on sports radio: Jerry Jones would be interested in signing Brady for a couple of years if he can’t reach an agreement with Prescott. The Cowboys have a dominant runner, decent WRs and TEs. Jerry would probably re-sign Amari Cooper to give him a #1 WR and get him other pieces to play with. I’d enjoy seeing this one come to fruition.
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Re: Tom Brady is a free agent

Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:26 pm

Grizzled wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:41 pm
Newest rumor I heard on sports radio: Jerry Jones would be interested in signing Brady for a couple of years if he can’t reach an agreement with Prescott. The Cowboys have a dominant runner, decent WRs and TEs. Jerry would probably re-sign Amari Cooper to give him a #1 WR and get him other pieces to play with. I’d enjoy seeing this one come to fruition.
Oh god - I don't think I could stomach that. It's already hard enough living right in the heart of Cowboys country.
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Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:54 am

wab wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:26 pm
Grizzled wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:41 pm
Newest rumor I heard on sports radio: Jerry Jones would be interested in signing Brady for a couple of years if he can’t reach an agreement with Prescott. The Cowboys have a dominant runner, decent WRs and TEs. Jerry would probably re-sign Amari Cooper to give him a #1 WR and get him other pieces to play with. I’d enjoy seeing this one come to fruition.
Oh god - I don't think I could stomach that. It's already hard enough living right in the heart of Cowboys country.
Sorry to hear it. I lived in College Station for almost 20 years. Lifelong Cowboy hater, suffered through their 3 SB wins in the '90s.
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Re: Tom Brady is a free agent

Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:39 am

Grizzled wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:54 am
wab wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:26 pm


Oh god - I don't think I could stomach that. It's already hard enough living right in the heart of Cowboys country.
Sorry to hear it. I lived in College Station for almost 20 years. Lifelong Cowboy hater, suffered through their 3 SB wins in the '90s.
I live about 11 minutes from Cowboys HQ. I can't swing a dead cat without hitting something cowboys related.
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Re: Tom Brady is a free agent

Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:11 pm

wab wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:39 am
Grizzled wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:54 am


Sorry to hear it. I lived in College Station for almost 20 years. Lifelong Cowboy hater, suffered through their 3 SB wins in the '90s.
I live about 11 minutes from Cowboys HQ. I can't swing a dead cat without hitting something cowboys related.
One of the highlights of my Bears fandom was their 44-0 dismantling of the Cowboys in the '85 season. Made some good coin betting on that game with Cowboys fans.
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Re: Tom Brady is a free agent

Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:22 am

An ESPN article predicting Brady to the Bears: 4 years, $110M, $35M the first year with the other 3 voidable. To free up cap space, the Bears rescind the offer to Leonard Floyd and trade him to the Giants for a 6th. I can see the latter but the Brady prediction is pretty laughable.
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Re: Tom Brady is a free agent

Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:26 am

Grizzled wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:22 am
An ESPN article predicting Brady to the Bears: 4 years, $110M, $35M the first year with the other 3 voidable. To free up cap space, the Bears rescind the offer to Leonard Floyd and trade him to the Giants for a 6th. I can see the latter but the Brady prediction is pretty laughable.
Never going to happen but the article was worth it just to see their mock up of Brady in a Bears uniform.
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Re: Tom Brady is a free agent

Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:38 am

Lots of people are saying Rivers to the Colts but I think Brady could work there. He could reunite with his boy Jacoby!
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Re: Tom Brady is a free agent

Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:20 pm

I think that Brady would probably pick the Titans or Colts over the Chargers. The Chargers don't have a lot of talent, and don't have a lot of cap space. The Colts have one of the best offensive lines in football, and the Titans (assuming they don't bring Tannehill back) have more or less the same offense as NE.

I see Rivers in Tampa Bay.
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Re: Tom Brady is a free agent

Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:22 pm

Grizzled wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:22 am
An ESPN article predicting Brady to the Bears: 4 years, $110M, $35M the first year with the other 3 voidable. To free up cap space, the Bears rescind the offer to Leonard Floyd and trade him to the Giants for a 6th. I can see the latter but the Brady prediction is pretty laughable.
Forgive my ignorance, but surely the Bears can't both rescind the offer to Floyd and trade him? If they rescind the 5th year option then won't he become a free agent?
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Re: Tom Brady is a free agent

Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:53 pm

HisRoyalSweetness wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:22 pm
Grizzled wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:22 am
An ESPN article predicting Brady to the Bears: 4 years, $110M, $35M the first year with the other 3 voidable. To free up cap space, the Bears rescind the offer to Leonard Floyd and trade him to the Giants for a 6th. I can see the latter but the Brady prediction is pretty laughable.
Forgive my ignorance, but surely the Bears can't both rescind the offer to Floyd and trade him? If they rescind the 5th year option then won't he become a free agent?
You are correct. If they rescind the 5th year option, they are in effect cutting him and he would immediately be a free agent. It's a stupid article.
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Re: Tom Brady is a free agent

Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:24 pm

wab wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:53 pm
HisRoyalSweetness wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:22 pm

Forgive my ignorance, but surely the Bears can't both rescind the offer to Floyd and trade him? If they rescind the 5th year option then won't he become a free agent?
You are correct. If they rescind the 5th year option, they are in effect cutting him and he would immediately be a free agent. It's a stupid article.
And a stupid statement by me. Thanks for catching it. Ain't no team going to trade for Floyd and a $13M contract.

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