Not only is longtime New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady now a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but the future Pro Football Hall of Fame signal caller even delivered a Super Bowl in his first season outside of Foxborough. With Brady ultimately signing with the Buccaneers as an unrestricted free agent after nearly two decades as a member of the heralded Patriots, there were a few different teams that were rumored to be in the mix for his services last offseason.
Although the Buccaneers won the Brady sweepstakes in the end, the former Patriots standout no doubt had several suitors throughput the offseason in 2020-21. While it remains to be seen as to whether or not Brady was ever close to signing elsewhere before landing down in Tampa Bay, the soon-to-be 44-year-old may finally let the world in on the fun just little when his appearance on HBO’s “The Shop” airs this Friday.
In the teaser for the upcoming episode, Tom Brady can be seen questioning one of the teams that decided to pass on them while seemingly dragging that franchise’s quarterback at the time as well. Even though Brady is flourishing in Tampa Bay as the Buccaneers will enter the 2021-22 campaign as the defending Super Bowl Champions, the Patriots legend surely isn’t one to forget a team that crossed him.
QB Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders
It is no secret that former New England Patriots and current Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady was looking for a major change of scenery upon officially departing Foxborough last offseason. With the Las Vegas Raiders moving to “Sin City” following a lengthy stint in Oakland, it makes sense that the always active AFC West franchise at least checked in on Brady before losing out on him to the Buccaneers.
Not only that, but Raiders franchise quarterback Derek Carr continues to play mediocre football as the team simply can’t get over the hump, making Brady’s potential comments about the team’s situation under center all the more prevalent. As Raiders head coach Jon Gruden continues to stand by Carr with hopes of righting the ship in Las Vegas sooner rather than later, it is no secret that the longtime NFL head coach loves to work with top tier quarterbacks and who better to work with than Brady?