Schefter: Raiders Expected to Pursue Tom Brady in Free Agency

Tom Brady is dominating the Super Bowl even when he’s not playing in it.

According to a series of reports on Sunday, the Patriots want to bring back Brady at a cost of $30 million per year (CBS report) and the Raiders might be among their competition (ESPN report).

“One of the teams expected to be leading the way [to pursue Brady] if Brady gets to free agency is the Raiders, whose coach, Jon Gruden, is a long-time admirer of the three-time MVP and six-time Super Bowl champion,” ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Sunday. “The two have a good relationship, and league sources believe that Gruden, who is known to be a highly effective recruiter, wants Brady on the Raiders.”

Brady, who will be 43 years old when the season begins, has been linked to the Raiders ever since he shook hands with Mark Davis at a UFC event a few weeks ago – though the brief conversation was said to be nothing about playing football in Las Vegas.

Interestingly, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport also weighed in on Brady this morning and only mentioned the Chargers as a potential suitor for the Patriots soon-to-be free agent quarterback.

Ian Rapoport on Twitter

The Super Bowl LIV @NFLGameDay Notebook with @MikeGarafolo: — The #Patriots are willing to pay Tom Brady in excess of $30M if that’s what’s required to keep him. — The #Chargers among teams expected to make a push. — New England’s fall back options include trading for a QB.

What to do with all the speculation?

Probably the best plan is to kick back and understand that there will be rumors aplenty until free agency begins in the second week of March. Agents will leverage their players through the media and networks will be more than happy to be spoon fed the stories (and cash the checks).

Is the Brady camp doing all the talking right now or are Raiders, Chargers, and Patriots all leaking news at the exact same time?

You already know the answer.

Your best bet is still on Brady returning to New England and Carr to Vegas… just as it has always been.

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6 thoughts on “Schefter: Raiders Expected to Pursue Tom Brady in Free Agency

  1. I feel that the Raiders should keep Carr for another year and look to recruit another quarterback that is healthy and proficient. Another Mahomes style of playing. I would trade the two current back up QB’s for one fresh out of college. This would give Carr a solid year to prove himself. With all the new draft picks, Carr will have no excuses for succeeding as a franchise winning quarterback. Las Vegas Raiders for Life!

  2. I do not think Tom Brady can help the Raiders in the long run . He could help make a media splash but the team really does not need that with their notable move and new stadium. Tom should retire as a Patriot. Unless he wants to retire as a Raider and go into the Hall of fame as one … I don’t think he would do that ! and to think he could come in and learn a new system that Derek Carr is now getting better at., would be a side show that I don’t think will bring a Championship …

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