Future free agent quarterback Tom Brady may want to continue his playing career, but which team is the best fit for the veteran signal caller? If the 45 year old wants to continue playing in the NFL, he likely won’t re-sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where, in his third year with the team, the wheels fell off.
He was able to win his seventh Super Bowl with them in 2020, but the last two years have ended with playoff loses. Now, the free agent will have his choice as to where he wants to sign if he decides to come back for his age-46 season.
There is no indication either way what Brady will do, but if he does want to return, I think there are a few teams that are a good fit for his services and that should be interested in him for at least a year.
Where is the best fit for Buccaneers’ QB Tom Brady?
I’m not crazy about the Colts, but I have more so suggested this one because of the weak division Indy is in. They do have nice pieces on offense that I think Brady would love to work with in Michael Pittman Jr and Jonathan Taylor, and their defense has been solid for years now.
The Tennessee Titans and Houston Texans are irrelevant, and while the Jaguars seem to be a good team now, I still would like Brady’s chances as a Colt for a year or two. The Colts should still draft a quarterback in April if they wanted as well.
Las Vegas Raiders
This might be the most obvious choice because of the Raiders’ disposal of Derek Carr and the connection with Josh McDaniels. They also play in Las Vegas, which I am sure Tom Brady would love.
The division would be insanely tough to win, but I’m not sure it’s wise to count Tom Brady out of anything. The Raiders’ problems do go farther than the quarterback, to potentially signing Tom Brady does not fix all of their issues.
In fact, I think the Raiders would be in a better situation if they fixed their defense and kept Derek Carr, but that doesn’t appear to be an option.
San Francisco 49ers
His hometown team, the 49ers seem to always have something going on with their quarterback situation. This year was supposed to be the year of Trey Lance, but a season ending injury paved the way for Jimmy Garoppolo, who also suffered a significant injury.
Brock Purdy has taken over and has since looked fabulous, and is apparently their 2023 starter as of now. However, I do think San Fran would consider signing Tom Brady for a year. Their QB-friendly offense would allow Brady to thrive, and I’m not sure any team in the NFL has the sheer talent on offense that the 49ers do.
In this scenario, I’m not sure how they’d work with out with Purdy, so I don’t really think this happens, but the team is currently constructed to be the best fit for Brady.