Will He Stay or Will He Go? The Question of Tom Brady’s Future.


Sep 30, 2018; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) warms up before the start of the game against the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

With NFL free agency right around the corner, many questions of players futures have arisen. But none are larger than the future of Hall of Fame Quaterback Tom Brady.

Rumors have been swirling for months now of will Brady stay in New England or will he find a new team? Many have been hypothesizing about where he will go, so let’s take a look at some potential suitors and why they may or may not make sense for Brady.

Lets start with a team considered by some to be the front runner in the Brady sweepstakes; The Oakland soon to be Las Vegas Raiders. Vegas could be a more attractive option than originally expected.

When you take a closer look at Vegas’s roster it becomes clearer why they may be a great option for Brady. They have one of the best offensive lines in the league, and with young and upcoming talent like Josh Jacobs and Tyrell Williams and the potential draft choice of Alabama standout Jerry Jeudy, Vegas makes a great landing spot for the aging QB.

Another potential suitor is the now QB-less LA Chargers. After 16 seasons the Chargers parted ways with QB Philip Rivers to the surprise of many NFL fans, as Rivers poor season wasn’t totally his fault due to lack of good play out of his main weapons.

While the Chargers are not necessarily as appealing offensively as the Raiders they still have weapons like Keenan Allen and Austin Ekeler and a stout defense.

While not as appealing as Oakland, LA is not 100% out of the Brady sweepstakes yet.

A newcomer to the Brady sweepstakes are the also QB-less Tennessee Titans. The AFC runner up currently has no viable option at QB under contract and Brady could be an interesting fit in Tennessees system.

Brady’s play style is similar to Ryan Tannehill who guided Tennessee to a resurgence and AFC Championship appearance. If Tennessee can resign the human wrecking ball Derrick Henry, Brady would fit like a glove into Tennessees run first and play action centric offense.

Along with Henry Tennessee has no shortage of weapons on offense between the two headed monster of Corey Davis and AJ Brown at wide receiver to former Patriot Dion Lewis in the backfield, this group is unknowingly tailored to Brady’s style.

Tennessee makes itself even more appealing with a strong stout offensive line and defense like what Brady had in New England along with a strong coaching staff led by another former Patriot Mike Vrabel.

Finally Brady does likely always have the option of returning to New England which looks less and less likely as time goes on. Over the past few years Brady has watched his weapons melt away in front of him and turn into far inferior options.

Gronk, retired, Edelman not the same player he was just two seasons ago, Sony Michel can’t catch, James White is really only a receiving option, Phillip Dorsett and Mohamed Sanu can’t catch. Brady’s options back home aren’t as appealing as other available in the market currently.

Brady suffered a crushing playoff defeat at the hands of Vrabel and his Titans in Foxborough, frankly I think heading to Nashville makes the most sense for Brady.

He fits the system the team is much younger than New England and his options on offense are vastly superior. If I was Brady I’d be home shopping in the Nashville area because it makes the most sense for him if he truly wants to play until he’s forty five.