By Matt Noonan
A few weeks ago, I shared five landing spots for Tom Brady, who is inching closer to inking his name on a new contract with either the New England Patriots or another team for the upcoming 2020 season.
As of today, we’re a bit closer since my last ‘commentary’ blog post – in fact, the NFL free agency period will truly begin two weeks from today (March 18th, 2020), so we should know where the six-time Super Bowl champion will be playing shortly.
But in the meantime, I thought I would re-think (and revisit) my thoughts from a few weeks ago and share where I think Brady will play next fall.
New England Patriots. I find it hard to believe that Tom Brady would want to leave New England for another team. Seriously, I don’t think he wants to play for another team. Brady would probably have to ask for less money so the Patriots could spend some money on new pieces for their offense.
If Brady doesn’t return, which is certainly possible, then it truly is because of coach Bill Belichick and his eagerness to lead the Patriots to a championship without the greatest signal-caller that is not named Joe Montana.
San Francisco 49ers. I floated this idea a few weeks ago – I won’t take credit for the thought – but seeing Brady suit up for his hometown 49ers would truly be a fairytale ending to his historic career.
If the 49ers were to acquire the six-time Super Bowl champion, then they would most likely send Jimmy Garoppolo packing. And most likely, Jimmy G would return to New England to lead his former team, which provided him with two Super Bowl rings.
I really like the thought of Tom Brady playing for the 49ers because he would make them an immediate lock for next year’s Super Bowl.
Tennessee Titans. Until the rumors of the 49ers started floating or the thought of Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo switching places started, I thought Tennessee was a lock. But I am not so sure about Brady playing for the Titans next season.
If Tom Brady does play for the Titans then the next question is will Derrick Henry be on the field with him? Per reports, it sounds like the Titans will use the franchise tag on Henry, but another report confirms that Brady would not want to play for Tennessee without the former Alabama halfback.
Tennesse seems like an ideal fit, of course, so don’t rule this team out as we inch closer to the first day of free agency. Plus, you know Tom Brady would love to play for his former teammate, Mike Vrabel.
Other potential landing spots (in my opinion) could also include the Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
I don’t think we will see Brady sporting a Dallas Cowboys uniform or playing for the Los Angeles Chargers. And I will end this post by saying I don’t think he will play for the Las Vegas Raiders, but I could be wrong.