On Sunday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Raiders will pursue Brady if he becomes a free agent when the league’s new year begins on March 18. Brady, who recently announced via social media that he does plan to play in 2020, has never been a free agent. Schefter added that the Patriots and Brady will come to a decision on their future together well before the start of free agency.
While the Patriots will reportedly try to keep Brady, the Raiders would certainly be an interesting option for the future Hall of Fame quarterback if he and the Patriots do decide to part ways. After a 4-12 season in 2018, the Raiders showed promise in 2019, winning 6 of their first 10 games before injuries derailed the team during the last six games of the season. Oakland finished with a 7-9 record.
It’s easy to see why: The Raiders are moving to Las Vegas and want to open their new stadium in their new home with a splash, and nothing would be splashier than signing the man widely regarded as the greatest player in NFL history. Raiders coach Jon Gruden has long been an admirer of Brady.
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