How Tom Brady’s decision affects multiple NFL Franchises

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FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 04: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots reacts during the the AFC Wild Card Playoff game against the Tennessee Titans at Gillette Stadium on January 04, 2020 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

With New England Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady, set to enter free agency for the first time; multiple teams will feel the ripple effect of his decision.

Tom Brady. We all know the name. We all know the story. It’s a name in the sports world, and in everyday life, that carries a lot of weight. Perhaps it carries even more weight than names such as LeBron James, Alex Rodriguez, Tiger Woods, or Serena Williams. For over twenty years that name has been synonymous with the New England Patriots. However, the 2020 off-season may be the time when that statement is no longer true.

Super Bowls, cheating scandals, new teammates, playoff disappointment, and seasons lost to injury. Tom Brady has essentially seen everything possible in a twenty year career, except for other teams bidding for his services. It’s 2020, and this will be Brady’s first experience in the frenzy that is NFL free agency.

There have been a myriad of teams connected to Brady since the 2019 NFL season ended. Some are realistic, such as joining forces with his good friend Mike Vrabel, who is the head coach of the Tennessee Titans. Some are less realistic, like signing with his hometown San Francisco 49ers, who already have a quarterback on a large contract. As interesting as it would be to see Brady force his former understudy, Jimmy Garoppolo, out of San Francisco, it just isn’t a move that would make sense for the defending NFC champions.

In this piece, it will be discussed what would happen to the teams involved in the Tom Brady sweepstakes if he chooses to sign with them or if he decides to spurn them. There have been many teams thrown into the equation, but only the realistic options will be considered for now.

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