Tom Brady’s season ended on Monday when he put forth a hapless effort against the Dallas Cowboys. Now, his free-agent frenzy begins. Some surprising teams will come into the woodwork.
It seems like once again the greatest quarterback of all time is looking for a new team. After announcing his retirement last offseason, then rescinding it in one of the most tumultuous offseasons for a superstar in the NFL, Brady put forth one of the worst seasons of his career. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers limped into the playoffs despite a star-studded roster. Now, it’s likely the Bucs have seen the last game with Brady under center.
Brady has been rumored to many teams. The Miami Dolphins have been tied to Brady for two years now, and despite their commitment to Tua Tagovailoa, Brady will change that. San Francisco sounds like a dream destination for Brady, but how will that work with Brock Purdy now? Also, Trey Lance is still a thing (a thing that cost the 49ers three first-round picks).
There are even rumors the Patriots make sense as a return destination for Brady. Mac Jones looked messy this season. While it’s probably the offensive staff’s fault, an aging Bill Belichick doesn’t have a lot more chances to win a Super Bowl. That defense is championship-caliber. The offense is another story.
Still, there could be some surprises that come into the mix. The first one has a lot of interesting ties to Brady.
Free agent destination for Tom Brady: Tennessee Titans
When looking at who might be the best destination for Tom Brady, let’s look at the ties. The Tennessee Titans have Mike Vrabel as the head coach. Brady and Vrabel are friends, as we learned when they traded barbs during joint practices back in 2021. The two could really fill the needs of the other.
The Titans have a good defense and one of the best running backs in the game in Derrick Henry. The Bucs, on the other hand, have one of the worst running games in the league. It will be nice to get back with a friend. Brady played under Belichick, who was a total totalitarian. Then, he played under Bruce Arians, who was the polar opposite. Vrabel is a good mixture of the two.
The Titans have Ryan Tannehill, Malik Willis, and Joshua Dobbs under center. It’s not the best position to be in. Brady comes in and immediately makes the team the favorites in the division. The AFC South is still bad. That likely won’t change in the offseason. So, Brady can get somewhat of a guarantee when it comes to making the playoffs, similar to what he got with the NFC South.