Report: Tom Brady's interest in teams outweighs number of teams actually interested in him

Ryan Hannable
March 10, 2020 - 9:47 am
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Tom Brady is set to become a free agent in a week, and the reports over the last month or so have been there will be a number of teams interested in the 42-year-old.

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The Titans, Chargers, Raiders, Buccaneers, Dolphins, 49ers, Colts and Giants have all been mentioned at some point, but is that interest real?

According to ESPN's Dianna Russini, maybe that isn't the case.

“I think at this point right now, Brady’s interest in other teams outweighs the amount of teams that are interested (in him)," she said on Tuesday's 'Get Up.' "Are there teams out there that are all in that I’ve talked to? I have talked to Tampa Bay and they would love to have Tom Brady. They are willing to give Tom Brady the things he needs and he wants. Some of the things Brady wants: control of the roster. He wants to be part of making decisions of the play-calling. … Talk about a match made in heaven in terms of if that is what Brady is looking for. If Brady wants control, Bruce Arians is the guy he should match up with.”

Russini went on to discuss that maybe the Patriots are not getting talked about as much as they should.

“I think the team that we need to put back up on the board that we’re walking away from is New England," he said. "I think for whatever reason, because of some of the reporting at ESPN has been excellent, at least from the side of Brady, that he’s interested to see what the market is. But, what is that market going to be?

"I don’t think any of us have really considered that maybe some of this woo’ing or some of the interest that is put out there on the side of Brady is to save him embarrassment is the market isn’t as robust as you would think for Tom Brady. … When you start looking at it and breaking down the details of it, is it really the smart decision for your organization? I think there’s a very good amount of teams out there who do not believe Tom Brady is their answer.”

The Patriots have until next Wednesday to sign Brady before he's free to go to any other team.

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