Stephen Ross on Brady: Don’t know why he’d come, we’re building for future

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Discussion of Tom Brady‘s future has been popular since the Patriots were bounced from the playoffs by the Titans and some of it has centered on the possibility that he might wind up in Miami with the Dolphins.

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross was asked about the Brady-to-Miami chatter at an event on Friday.

“We’re a team that is now rebuilding and I don’t know why he’d really want to come to the Dolphins. He’s been one of the fiercest competitors there is and we’re at the stage with the Dolphins trying to really build a team for the future,” Ross said, via Daniel Wallach of TheAthletic.com.

Should Brady let the Dolphins know that he feels differently than Ross and that he’s still looking to play several more seasons, it could lead to a change in what building a team for the future might mean. With three first-round picks, two second-round picks and a third-round pick, the Dolphins could opt for a different plan for building their team.

Speculation about the Dolphins and others will continue to flower until Brady does more than send out cryptic tweets. Unless he re-signs with the Patriots, that will be mid-March and that’s a lot of time for teams to ponder all sorts of options for 2020 and beyond.

42 responses to “Stephen Ross on Brady: Don’t know why he’d come, we’re building for future

  1. With cheating to “win” six SBs why would Cry Baby leave for another team?
    Cheating with the Pats gives him the best chance at number 7*

  2. “Speculation about the Dolphins and others will continue to flower until Brady does more than send out cryptic tweets.”
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    Seriously? Everyone’s been telling you the tweet was in honor of Kobe Bryant, yet you continue to ignore that. IT’S NOT CRYPTIC.

  3. Shades of Farve ending up on the rival Vikings after years of playing for the Pack.
    I am going to laugh myself sick if Brady winds up on an AFC East rival team, or the Colts.

  4. This whole thing about Brady to Miami is stupid. Ross is right that why would Brady do that?! That “cryptic” tweet is a tribute to Kobe! Enough already!

  5. Imagine not getting enough attention with your post season resume*, that you have to cryptically garner attention from the Super Bowl to satisfy the 6th round chip on your shoulder.

  6. This kinda lets all who don’t already know that this franchises struggles are not all a direct relation to the coaches & players. You take a 6 time champion, let alone the GOAT, at perhaps the most important position in all of sports in a heartbeat. Rebuild be damned. At the very least you say something along the lines of what a great addition he would be. He’s a FA so there is no need for charades. You can sign him & still draft a QB in the next year or two. Whether or not he wants to mentor who cares … Some people learn from watching and who better to watch??? Sure he is a shell of his former self, but I am sure we all remember the post Marino years till now. No disrespect to Fitz. But I saw the new article that says Ross won’t sell so there is that …

  7. Patriot fan here. Why on earth would the rebuilding Dolphins want a 43 year old qb? Quite frankly, Fitz looked better than him last year and would probably be a much better and willing tutor to a young qb. And of course, Miami has the draft choices to possibly get a future franchise qb.

  8. darrenkod says:
    January 31, 2020 at 5:48 pm
    “Speculation about the Dolphins and others will continue to flower until Brady does more than send out cryptic tweets.”
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    Seriously? Everyone’s been telling you the tweet was in honor of Kobe Bryant, yet you continue to ignore that. IT’S NOT CRYPTIC.
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    If it wasn’t cryptic then he would have put the birth and death years on there.
    Or even at the very least just have the name Kobe.
    As it is, it’s mysterious and no one knows what it really means and it is all just guesses.

  9. … His signing would go beyond just what he is on the field. He brings a level of respect back to the company … Maybe lures a handful of other players who help the rebuild. You can’t do it all thru the draft in the next 2 years.

  10. I don’t think he’s going to the Dolphins either but what the hell is wrong with Ross? Your QB play has been so great in recent years you don’t want to consider Tom Brady? No reason not to keep the door open even if nothing materialises.

  11. These Tom Brady round the clock guessing games by the media is bordering on harrassment toward normal thinking no drama really NFL fans.

    It is bizarre. Why don’t you wait until you have actual quotes, thoughts on what is transpiring with Patriots and Brady.

    The only only legitimate quote I have seen so far is from Kraft, who basically said he wants Brady to retire a Patriot and will try, hopes it happens.

    Everything else is just speculative nonsense. 24 hours a day.

    Super Bowl is Sunday. Should be one helluva competitive game between 2 young QBs.

  12. If Tom Brady was to come to Miami the rebuilding would officially be complete. Any football team that has him has would be very good. For him to make a comment like this shows that he knows very little about football.

  13. Brady is toast. He better go to a stacked team because he isn’t winning anything on his own.

  14. He may mean what he says. But is he even allowed to say anything publicly? Wouldn’t it be tampering if he said he’d love to have Brady and hope he chooses them?

  15. Why would Miami want one of the few QBs they smoked all year? I mean, they humiliated Brady and he hasn’t won a game ever since.

  16. Tom Brady and Philip Rivers are both going to Miami. They’re going to take turns between downs and sometimes both go in there.

  17. With that Dolphins team, Brady and any other top QB are not going to be able to do better than Fitzpatrick

  18. The same media members spreading these Brady to Miami rumors are also the same individuals who have read Tom’s mind and know he wants to go to a SB caliber team. How would going from a 12-4 team to a 5-11 team meet that criteria?

  19. First the sports media start the Brady-to-Dolphins rumor to get eyeballs and then, bonus!, they get eyeballs again when Ross puts the kibosh on the story. Lather, rinse, repeat.

  20. What a waste of thought and effort. Brady is not coming and never was. We need a complete week of media nonsense to fil the time before eventual SB Kickoff! Fitzpatrick is already signed through next season and said he is playing. He is already the Starter for 2020. The Dolphins will draft Tua or maybe pass on his health and take a developmental later round QB. They have plenty of draft capital for 2021 too. Build the OL, get an Edge guy, RB and CB. Fins have the most Cap Money and 14 picks. Why would they pay to go backwards? I am not slamming Brady. He is the GOAT, but if anything he goes to a team with an Oline and one or two players away from a Championship or he simply goes to where he wants to live on a one year deal.

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