Mike McDaniel addresses Tom Brady trade rumors

Mike McDaniel, Miami Dolphins. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
Mike McDaniel, Miami Dolphins. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images) /

Mike McDaniel crushed any notion of the Miami Dolphins trading for Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady this offseason.

On the latest episode of the NFL rumor that will not die, Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel did his part to pour water on the embers of his team possibly trading for Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady.

Though crazier things have happened in professional sports before, it does not make any sense for Brady to play for this particular AFC East franchise. They play in the same division as his former team in the New England Patriots, the same team he won six Super Bowls will and became The GOAT. If Brady was going to play this season, it would be for the team he is under contract with.

As much as he may love to work with Brady, this is why McDaniel hit everyone with “fake news.”

Mike McDaniel cites Tom Brady to Miami Dolphins rumors as “fake news”

There are so many reasons why trading for Brady is a terrible idea for the Dolphins. The first is it would further alienate their starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, a player general manager Chris Grier used the No. 5 overall pick on in the 2019 NFL Draft. Plus, Brady will be 45 years old, so the Dolphins would be punting on a quarterback nearly half the age of the Buccaneers’ superstar.

Miami would have to give up future draft compensation to acquire a depreciating asset in Brady. Let’s also factor in Brady’s return to Tampa Bay has had major implications on the Buccaneers’ free agency plans. Ryan Jensen does not go back without him. Chris Godwin does not take the franchise tag willingly again without Brady. And they surely do not trade for Shaq Mason either.

If Brady were to be going to the Dolphins, the Buccaneers would have orchestrated a trade with Miami well before the third wave of NFL free agency. Though there is still a chance for Brady to be traded, it is way more likely than not that he will be playing his age-45 season out of Michigan for the same NFC South franchise he has been a part of the last two seasons than heading to Miami.

It would be most shocking for Brady to go play for a first-time head coach in McDaniel as well.

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