Tom Brady’s uncertain future has many people wondering what’s next for the six-time Super Bowl champion. A return to the New England Patriots isn’t out of the question, but they’ll have some competition for his services.
Despite his struggles this past season, Brady doesn’t have any plans to retire. He’ll be back on the field for the 2020 season – albeit he might not be suiting up for the Patriots.
If Brady moves on from New England, there are two potential landing spots for him that make sense. According to ESPN reporter Mike Reiss, the Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers are expected to “make a play” for Brady.
Los Angeles has always been considered a top destination for Brady due to his brand. As for Las Vegas, the rumors didn’t emerge until he was seen chatting with team owner Mark Davis at UFC 246.
Here’s what Patriots reporter Mike Reiss had to say about the Chargers and Raiders:
The Raiders, who are moving from Oakland to Las Vegas, are ready to put all their chips in the middle of the table for Brady, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The Chargers, who announced Monday that Philip Rivers won’t be back, are another possibility, potentially pitting AFC West rivals in a competition for Brady.
The Chargers could essentially replace a potential Hall of Famer in Phillip Rivers with a sure-fire Hall of Famer in Brady.
Brady won’t give any hints as to where he’ll sign in free agency. For the first time in his career, though, it genuinely feels like he may leave New England.
Free agency officially begins on March 18. We’ll find out then where Brady will be taking his talents.