New England Patriots fans can breathe a sigh of relief for one more day, as the Tennessee Titans are not likely to sign Tom Brady.
As the COVID-19 virus continues its catastrophic tear across the majority of our world, the NFL maintains its relevance with daily free agency news. Among them involves New England Patriots legend (and current free agent) Tom Brady.
It’s been reported over the past few days that Brady’s next destination would likely involve former teammate Mike Vrabel and the Tennessee Titans.
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This maneuver is unlikely to occur as the Titans have just agreed to a long-term extension with Ryan Tannehill that is worth $118 million, and $62 million guaranteed. The 31-year-old will officially continue his tenure as a starting quarterback after being traded from the Miami Dolphins in 2019 as a backup.
In an unprecedented turn of events, Tannehill took the reigns as a starter immediately following Marcus Mariota’s poor play and rampant history of injuries. Tannehill surprisingly led the league in regular season passer rating and threw 22 touchdowns and six interceptions in the process.
Other teams that are interested in Brady include the Los Angeles Chargers, Las Vegas Raiders, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Bruce Arians explicitly stated he would sign Brady, especially considering Jameis Winston’s underwhelming career stats so far.
With free agency set to start March 18, there is definitely a chance that Tom Brady doesn’t return to the Patriots. It’s a frightening yet realistic thought for a lot of New England fans, but we should also not forget about his sanctimonious Super Bowl ad and the obvious campaign with Julian Edelman involving merchandise with Brady’s face on it. Their relationship still seems to be as strong as ever, even amongst all of the drama.
While this uncertainty continues to ensue, the Pats must begin to search for a viable backup in case things start to go awry. They’ve already signed Cody Kessler as their official second-string quarterback behind Brady but may need to find someone more formidable if Brady does decide to leave once free agency starts to pick up over the next three or four weeks.
It will be interesting to see how things start to play out in the NFL as Coronavirus continues to destroy the country. Travel will be very restrictive for free agents, so I wonder how most of these teams will go about their business. As of right now, things are still unclear for the Patriots.
Thankfully, they’ve just resigned Devin McCourty for another two years. Hopefully, they do the same with the GOAT.