What Is Tom Brady's Next Move?
Tom Brady is already exploring his next move after a 31-14 loss at home against the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night. This was the NFC Wild Card round and it will be interesting to see what the future hall-of-fame quarterback does for next season. The odds are he won't be back with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next year after playing three seasons for that franchise.
There are many options he can choose, along with retirement. He did it last year, then came out of retirement and got divorced. What does quarterback Tom Brady do if he does indeed return next season at the age of 45?
Las Vegas Raiders
The Las Vegas Raiders are the most likely destination for Tom Brady. With Vegas moving off of quarterback Derek Carr, this could very well make too much sense for both parties. Josh McDaniels as the head coach was the former New England Patriots' offensive coordinator. They are so familiar with each other.
The weapons for Brady won't be an issue. Davante Adams, Josh Jacobs, Hunter Renfrow, and Darren Waller. The issue could be the offensive line and the defense line. Las Vegas plays in a tough AFC West division.
There were some rumors around that Tom Brady was going to leave the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the Miami Dolphins last offseason. Tua Tagovailoa has major health concerns with three concussions this past season. Miami was a playoff team this season despite getting bounced in Round 1 on the road against the Buffalo Bills.
Head coach Mike McDaniel is a brilliant offensive mind. Having wide receivers Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle would be appalling to Tom Brady. Miami has a good enough defense for the Dolphins to win games again next season. The Dolphins Super Bowl odds could very well improve with him. Tom Brady would be well respected within the locker room.
The Tennessee Titans will be one of the teams that makes a play at Tom Brady but will they want to? Tennessee wants to be in win-now mode and compete with quarterbacks like Joe Burrow, Patrick Mahomes, and Josh Allen. However, they might have to pivot back to Ryan Tannehill next year or look elsewhere. Malik Willis isn't the answer for this football team.
Treylon Burks is the top receiving option. Derrick Henry is a great running back. Robert Woods is okay at best at wide receiver and the offensive line needs to be fixed. However, Tom Brady could develop tight end Chigoziem Okonkwo into a legitimate receiving threat also.
Some other teams that could be in play as well: San Francisco 49ers and New York Jets