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Mike Vrabel Describes Relationship With Tom Brady In 1 Word

Tom Brady and Mike Vrabel talk before a Patriots-Titans game.

NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 17: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots talks with Head Coach Mike Vrabel of the Tennessee Titans before the game during week two of the preseason at Nissan Stadium on August 17, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Patriots defeated the Titans 22-17. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel is doing nothing to shoot down Tom Brady speculation during the NFL Combine this week. Plenty have wondered if the two former New England Patriots teammates could reunite in Nashville.

For the first time in his legendary career, it seems like there's a real chance that Brady leaves the Pats. The Titans, who upset New England in the playoffs this year, are figuring out how to handle the Ryan Tannehill situation. The former Miami Dolphins first-round pick was very good within the team's run-heavy system last season, but it would be a big gamble to bet on him as a long term quarterback of the future. Of course, there are no guarantees for Brady, who will be 43 by the time the season starts, either.

Vrabel was asked about Tannehill this afternoon, and avoided giving a direct answer. He said that he wanted all of his free agents-to-be, a list that also includes star running back Derrick Henry, to return. When a reporter brought up Tannehill specifically, he wouldn't directly confirm that he hopes he is back as his starting QB in 2020.

Now, he's been asked about his relationship with Brady. Obviously, Vrabel won't comment on any potential moves, he didn't do much to downplay their relationship either. When asked to sum that, his one-word answer was pretty cool: "undefeated."

Mike Vrabel joined the Patriots as linebacker in 2001, and played with Brady and company until 2008. While on the team, he also played a bit of tight end, catching 12 passes for 12 touchdowns. He and Tom Brady were teammates for three Super Bowl titles. Ahead of last season, the two teams had a shared practice, and Brady awarded Vrabel with a small trophy, with the score of the previous season's Tennessee win over New England engraved on it. They're clearly pretty close. Is Brady is willing to walk away from the only team he's ever played for? Do the Titans think that it's worth bringing him in rather than re-up Tannehill or explore other longer term solutions? Those are big questions that will need answering over the next few weeks. [

Vrabel asked to describe his relationship with Brady: “Undefeated.”

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