Tom Brady Free Agency: Star Quarterback Ready To Leave New England

Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots. Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/AFP

Where will Tom Brady spend his 21st season in the NFL? Brady enters free agency for the first time in his 20-year career and he has many options.

Brady is reportedly ready to sign elsewhere in free agency. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter: “Tom Brady is currently operating under the belief that he will enter free agency to play somewhere other than New England next season, a sentiment the quarterback has shared with others, ESPN’s Jeff Darlington is repotting.”

Ian Rapoport, NFL Network insider reported that the Patriots have not yet begun to negotiate with Brady. His agent Don Yee has met with the Chargers, Raiders, Colts.

Brady Has Options

The six-time Super Bowl champion has been with the Patriots for 20 years and he will be 43 years old next season. That hasn’t stopped teams from having a massive amount of interest in him.

The Chargers and quarterback Philip Rivers have mutually agreed that he will enter free agency and not return to the team for next season. California is Brady’s home state and different NFL analysts have the Chargers among the potential destinations for Brady if he doesn’t re-sign with the Patriots. Can the Chargers convince Brady to play near his home town?

A recent report from Larry Fitzgerald Sr. said that the Raiders are willing to offer Brady two years and $60 million. BetOnline has the Raiders as +175 favorites to sign Brady.

The Colts went just 7-9 this season. General Manager Chris Ballard was not particularly pleased with Jacoby Brissett’s performance.

“The jury is still out,” Ballard told Sports Illustrated. “That’s why we did the short-term deal with Jacoby. One, to give us some security that we had a player we knew we liked and could go forward with. But also, two, to give us time to figure out if he is the guy or not. Jacoby did a lot of good things. He also did some things that I think he would tell you he needs to get better at. But it’s a constant evaluation.”

The Titans make sense and I will add them to my NFL picks at +900. Head coach Mike Vrabel is friends with Brady and played with him for eight seasons. Also, Ryan Tannehill and Marcus Mariota will both be free agents. This means that the Titans don’t have to worry about trading anybody to get Brady, which also plays a major role.

Brady Practically Out of New England?

According to Darlington, Brady is “more likely than not” to leave the Patriots. Darlington recently appeared on the Golic and Wingo Show and shared his thoughts on the matter. Darlington explained that the possibility of Brady leaving the Patriots is real.

“Often times when I talk about Tom Brady leaving New England – ‘He’s not leaving New England’ – because people can’t wrap their head around the idea of him leaving. It’s time to wrap our heads around the idea of Tom Brady leaving New England because it is a very real, VERY real possibility,” Darlington said. “It’s more likely than not that Tom Brady leaves the Patriots. That’s not saying that he couldn’t still stay with the Patriots, but it is more likely than not that he leaves the Patriots.”

Will Tom Brady Be On The Patriots Roster For Week 1 of The 2020 Season?

Yes -130

No -110

Which Team Will Tom Brady Play For Next Season?

Las Vegas Raiders +175

Indianapolis Colts +200

Los Angeles Chargers +300

Tampa Bay Buccaneers +900

Tennessee Titans +900

Dallas Cowboys +1200

Miami Dolphins +1400

Chicago Bears +1600

Cleveland Browns +2000

Green Bay Packers +2500

San Francisco 49ers +3300