Tom Brady is staying with Tampa Bay for another season - at least, anyway - but the Miami Dolphins reportedly had an offer on the table.
According to a report from Chris Simms, the Dolphins were offering a second round pick for the seven-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback.
“I was led to believe that it already had been talked about that (the Dolphins) were going to trade a second-round pick to Tampa Bay to get Brady. (The Bucs) weren’t going to hold him hostage,” Simms said. “Sean Payton and the Saints, that was going to be a first-round pick to get that deal done. And yes, the way I was told (it was going to be) Sean Payton head coach, Brady-Bruce Beal part-owner, going to give (Brady) a little time: ‘Oh yeah, I’m retired, but oh wait, I changed my mind, this Dolphins thing’s so good,’ and then come back and play with the Dolphins. That was what the plan was. That’s where the stars were trying to be aligned by Brady and Sean Payton. And of course it got upset by that (lawsuit).”
Not everyone believes that, though.
Some are believers, though.
"You think they are going to tell you if they did??? Where there’s smoke there’s fire. Too many coincidental things happened for there not to be truth behind some of it," one fan tweeted.
"It would’ve been criminal to trade Brady for only a 2nd round pick," another fan added.
Do you believe it?