The season is not over yet for Tom Brady, as he has qualified the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the Playoffs, where it is very likely that they will face the Dallas Cowboys in the Wild Card round, against whom the legendary QB has never lost.
But it also appears that once the season is over, Brady will not retire from the NFL, but will continue to play for another team. According to analyst Colin Cowherd, that team could be the Las Vegas Raiders.
He says the Raiders owner wants the veteran QB
“Raiders want Brady. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, owner Mark Davis, the reason they benched Derek Carr is because they wanted to keep him healthy so they wouldn’t have to pay him, it was a health issue,” he said on his programme.
“It’s nothing personal, but Mark Davis, the owner, wants a new quarterback. They have players like Maxx Crosby, Davante Adams, Darren Waller, Josh Jacobs in their prime and they want to get the most out of those star players,” he added.
Brady or Jimmy G, Las Vegas options
Cowherd continued, “If the Raiders can’t trade Derek Carr, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, they’re willing to cut him, move on, and incur a small $5.5 million impact.”
He added that another viable option for the team is injured San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo: “Jimmy G would also be someone they’d be interested in. They don’t have to make a deal for Brady, he’s a free agent, they don’t have to give up picks, and they’d probably get a pick for Derrek Carr,” he reported.
“Brady knows Josh McDaniels’ system and likes the comfort. The Raiders have holes, but they check the right boxes. I think the Raiders will also get a second- or third-round pick for Derek Carr. Don’t you think Derek Carr would get a second-round pick to stabilize the Jets?” he noted.
The rumor makes sense given that Brady had great success when he was in New England thanks to his offensive coordinator being McDaniels, now Las Vegas coach. And with the potential the team has, it wouldn’t be a far-fetched option for the legendary TB12.