Tom Brady and the Titans are a perfect match

Tom Brady, New England Patriots. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Tom Brady, New England Patriots. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /

Tom Brady may have played his last game for the New England Patriots. Here is why the Tennessee Titans are a perfect new football home for the GOAT.

Did Tom Brady swipe right on NFL Tinder with the Tennessee Titans?

Well, it certainly looked like he was chatting with Titans head coach Mike Vrabel via FaceTime at Syracuse Orange basketball game over the weekend, sitting next to longtime Patriots teammate Julian Edelman and late-night host Jimmy Fallon.

Of course, Brady and Vrabel are friends from their time together playing in New England. With a potential need at starting quarterback and an opportunity to spend his last few NFL seasons playing for a new competitive team in the AFC, perhaps Brady and the Titans are a perfect free agency match after all?

Brady wants to play in the NFL through his age-45 season. He’ll be 43 years old this year, meaning he has three more seasons’ worth of games to reach his lofty goal. Frankly, things have been better for Brady in New England than of late, at least from a personal standpoint.

So if Brady and the Patriots do break up this offseason, here is why the Titans are the best fit for him going forward.

Brady will go to a franchise appearing to ascend. Tennessee defeated New England on the road in January’s AFC Wild Card round, while making an improbable run to the AFC Championship Game as the No. 6 seed. It has a superstar at running back in Derrick Henry, who we should expect to be back with the Titans on a new contract in 2020.

Even though the Titans would have to move off Marcus Mariota and Ryan Tannehill to convince Brady to take his talents to the Music City, he will inherit a talented young receiver in A.J. Brown, as well as the NFL’s next great offensive coordinator in Arthur Smith. Vrabel and his staff will coach up the defense, while Brady could take Smith’s Tennessee offense to the next level.

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Nashville is an exploding media market and one where celebrities have no problem fitting it. Add in the AFC South is a winnable division and Brady could become the most celebrated quarterback in franchise history since the late Steve McNair. He’ll always be a Patriot, but he can only add to his legacy with a few great playoff runs along the banks of the Cumberland River for the Titans.