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IF...Brady leaves in 2020

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Its a big IF....But free agency opens up in 8 weeks. and he can not be franchised by the Patriots

 

A cut and paste opp piece of possible teams that could be well positioned for him......

 

What figures to be one of the most fascinating NFL offseasons in years is off to an earlier than usual start in New England.

That naturally raises the question, if Brady isn't back in a Patriots uniform in 2020, then where would he play?

These six teams shape up as sensible options:

 

Carolina Panthers: They're apparently interested in McDaniels, which might ultimately make Brady interested in coming to Charlotte. There's no deep threat here right now, but that's almost incidental. An offense designed by McDaniels that would allow Brady to distribute the ball to Christian McCaffrey, DJ Moore, Curtis Samuel and maybe even Greg Olsen — all players who do the bulk of their damage after the catch — would theoretically be quite formidable.


 Cleveland Browns: Yes, Baker Mayfield is there and projects as salvageable at minimum. But who better to bring this decades-long shipwreck into port than Brady ... especially if Jimmy Haslam is the one to recruit McDaniels into the fold. You couldn't ask for a much better nucleus of young talent, plus a rabid fan base ... and a prime opportunity to win a championship without Belichick — and in a place where he (and everyone else) previously failed to succeed.

 

Los Angeles Chargers: My personal favorite. A highly talented roster with an exceptional group of intermediate passing targets (WRs Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, RB Austin Ekeler and TE Hunter Henry, assuming he's re-signed). The Chargers also need more than their new building to energize a fan base that never really got behind a group led by free agent Philip Rivers, so the team might theoretically be willing to pay Brady more than a fading 42-year-old is typically worth. And if he gets to live in glitzy L.A. full-time and be so much nearer to his Bay Area roots? Win-win ... assuming he could finally help the Bolts win big.

 

Miami Dolphins: If Brady wants to follow the Brett Favre blueprint, this might be the best opportunity to stick it to New England on a frequent basis — if that does indeed emerge as a motivating factor. Brady knows head coach Brian Flores and what he's about. He's personally witnessed how far a division rival he's always struggled to beat has come in one year under Flores' watch. Oh, and the Fins should have a draft-best 13 picks in April, including three first-rounders and two seconds (not to mention and extra one and two in 2021). Miami has the ability to reload fast, and Brady could have a big hand in shaping it — which would hold even if Tua Tagovailoa arrives as the eventual successor this spring.

 

New Orleans Saints: A long shot perhaps but ... Drew Brees is unsigned and might retire. Teddy Bridgewater could also hit free agency. Sean Payton loves Taysom Hill's potential, but is he ready to move atop the depth chart? And just imagine Brady throwing to Michael Thomas, Alvin Kamara and Jared Cook while playing under ideal conditions most of the year rather than in the New England wind and chill. Just sayin'. If Brees packs it in, this might potentially be a pretty sweet lateral move for all parties.

 

Tennessee Titans: Brady and coach Mike Vrabel go back a long way. Tennessee is another up-and-coming squad — as Brady and the country saw Saturday night — but one that could have a quarterback quandary if, for instance, NFL rushing champ Derrick Henry receives the franchise tag and consequently paves a path to free agency for Ryan Tannehill. But if you're Brady, pretty attractive supporting cast developing under a coach he already respects ... though there would have to be adjustments schematically — maybe more two-back sets — since TB12 isn't nearly the athlete Tannehill (or Marcus Mariota) is.

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1 hour ago, jimmy1956 said:

Don't care dude. NFL playoffs going on lol. Oh wait you have nothing to do now but cry. Sorry I forgot lol. 

56 he's dying on the vine he will be out of his misery soon enough

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The only possible options have McDaniels involved. No way does Brady make a move that requires learning a completely new system and verbage, and no way does a team change an entire offensive system for a QB who may only be there for a year or two.

McDaniels is the key

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Can't see Miami.  They just hired Chan Gailey.  That means they are rolling with Fitz.  Also, Gailey I believe is either related to or is the godfather of Justin Herbert.  

 

I can see the chargers or even the raiders making a play.  

 

Matt Rhule just signed up to coach Carolina.  McDaniels has a good shot of going to the Giants now.  

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Think Sudsy is way overstating McDaniels’ relevance, Brady has played under three OC’s without a hiccup.

 

Any new offense will be simpler than what he runs now, what he wants is a good team, solid line and receivers etc.

 

And oh ya probably $90-100 million.

 

It will be fascinating to watch how this plays out.

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4 mins ago, Wigeon said:

Think Sudsy is way overstating McDaniels’ relevance, Brady has played under three OC’s without a hiccup.

But with the same system. 

No way does Brady go anywhere where he has to start over from scratch - not a chance

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You’re way over complicating it.
 

He would be fine and if he leaves (still not sure that he is I’m at 60-40 leaving) McDaniels would be a minor part of the decision.

 

The Jizzzzy factor is more important.

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1 hour ago, Wigeon said:

You’re way over complicating it.
 

He would be fine and if he leaves (still not sure that he is I’m at 60-40 leaving) McDaniels would be a minor part of the decision.

 

The Jizzzzy factor is more important.

The last thing Brady wants is to find himself in a system he's not comfortable in and won't do well in. His legacy is all important (as well is should be).

He'll retire before going into a different system

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Brady and Belichick aren't going anywhere. They gonna re-tool and get some weapons for Brady, and lets not forget although they weren't the Pats of past years, they still won 11 or 12 games (whatever). Most teams can't make that claim.

 

As for different systems and coaches and so- on, has Brady ever stated he is in for the current system and coaches and when that's done, he is also done. He did say he wanted to play until he's 45, he is getting closer ever year.

 

Next year, 11-5 or 12-4 and at least into Round 2 of the playoffs. Super Bowls aren't as easy as we all make it out to be.

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40 mins ago, Eagles Dare said:

Only place left for McDaniels to leave for is the Browns. 

 

Can you see Giselle relocating there?  :laugh:

Yesterday Jim Murray on Felger's show said she would ask Tom....

 

"What is Cleveland?....."

 

:laugh:

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3 mins ago, Wigeon said:

Yesterday Jim Murray on Felger's show said she would ask Tom....

 

"What is Cleveland?....."

 

:laugh:

Perhaps do, but these 2 and family fly in more helicopters and planes like people drive cars. I bet they easily have 10 homes in the US alone. What's another one.

 

Helicopter commute from Manhatten to Cleveland is 1 hour and 5 minutes....

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