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Report: Tom Brady's Camp Has Reportedly Sent A Signal

tom brady at the afc championship game

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - JANUARY 20: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks on prior to the AFC Championship Game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on January 20, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Now that we know he won't be back in New England, all attention shifts to where Tom Brady will actually sign. His reported top two options are the Los Angeles Chargers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Reading the tea leaves right now, it looks like we might get Brady in Tampa. Longtime NFL insider Jim Trotter is the latest to hint that the Bucs are the favorite for the legendary quarterback.

According to Trotter, Brady's camp has led the Chargers to believe he wants to stay on the East Coast to be close to his family. This echoes what Matt Cassel, Brady's former backup, told NFL Network's Marc Sessler earlier today.

Tampa Bay is the only Eastern option being mentioned for Brady right now. The Indianapolis Colts never showed interest and wound up signing Philip Rivers, while the Tennessee Titans elected to sign Ryan Tannehill to a long-term deal instead.

If Brady goes to Tampa Bay, we'd get to see him match up against Drew Brees twice a year. With the two all-time greats in opposite conferences all these years, we haven't gotten nearly enough chances to see them go head-to-head.

The Bucs are hoping landing Brady will help snap the franchise's playoff drought, which is currently at 12 seasons. It is the second-longest dry spell in team history.

The earliest Brady could sign with anyone is tomorrow. NFL free agency officially opens up at 4 p.m. ET.