Because you have heard and may continue to hear a lot of rumors regarding the Los Angeles Chargers and Tom Brady, I figured it would be appropriate to share this report by Chris Simms of NBC Sports that he believes Brady’s decision is down to two teams: The New England Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Simms would not necessarily go on record that he had heard directly from Tom’s camp that he was choosing between the Bucs and Patriots, only that “from everything (he’s) heard around the league” that he believes that it’s those two teams. Simms did report that Brady’s number one choice was the San Francisco 49ers, but that the Niners have chosen to stick with Jimmy Garoppolo.
He also mentioned that the Tennessee Titans were “all in” with Ryan Tannehill, which is obvious after it was reported that the Titans had agreed to a four-year, $118 million contract with him on Sunday. Simms made no direct mention of the Chargers or Las Vegas Raiders or any other team connected to Brady.
I had listed the Buccaneers and Patriots as my two most likely destinations for Brady when I wrote about his free agent options one month ago.
As to this report and the Chargers, I stand by my original evaluation, which is that the team is content to move forward with Tyrod Taylor, Easton Stick, and a third veteran option. I also believe that they will forego Tua Tagovailoa and any other quarterback with their first pick in the draft.