Tom Brady is more likely to become an owner of the Dolphins than the team’s quarterback

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Rumors of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady landing in Miami have made the rounds for several weeks. Last week, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross threw cold water on the possibility (a tampering tightrope) by questioning why Brady would want to join forces with a team that is rebuilding. Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins are indeed “unlikely to strongly pursue Brady” in free agency.

Of course, this doesn’t mean the Dolphins will turn up their rostrums at adding Brady if Brady wants to tell Jim Gray that he’s taking his talents to South Beach.

“We’re a team that’s building, 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 last week, via Jackson.

Jackson addressed another idea that has been making the rounds regarding Brady and the Dolphins. An unnamed source “could not rule out” the possibility that Brady will eventually become a minority owner of the Dolphins. That would happen after Bruce Beal buys the team from Ross, something that Beal will do whenever Ross ends his ownership of the team. Ross said last week that he won’t be selling the team in his lifetime.

The Brady-to-Miami rumors got started because of a belief in some circles that Ross would be selling to Beal sooner than later. As one source put it, they were simply waiting for the Super Bowl, hosted by Ross in Miami, to come and go before doing the deal. Friday’s comments from Ross change that analysis dramatically.

So here’s the takeaway: If Ross were to change his mind and sell to Beal in the near future, perhaps the push for Brady would be more aggressive — and perhaps Brady would be inclined to entertain the interest. As it stands, however, a Ross-owned team becomes less likely to be a player in landing a player like Brady.

36 responses to “Tom Brady is more likely to become an owner of the Dolphins than the team’s quarterback

  1. Brady ain’t going to any of hte AFC East teams that he has thrashed for two decades. He will not want the chance of losing to the Pats if BB is still there.

    He is also not going to the AFC West. He doesn’t want to face Mahomes twice in the regular season every year.

  2. He doesn’t want to face Mahomes twice in the regular season every year.

    He plays defense? 🤔

  3. I can definitely see Brady being interested in ownership, but not of a team in the AFC East other than the Patriots. He has a strong family-like relationship with the Krafts and it would be disloyal to buy into a divisional rival.

    Anyway, why isn’t this Ross-selling-the-Dolphins story dead? If the guy tells you he’s not selling, it’s time to move on to create another rumor.

    PS: Re “rostrums” As Inigo Montoya says, “I do not think that word means what you think it means.”

  4. jjackwagon says:
    February 4, 2020 at 9:48 am
    Brady ain’t going to any of hte AFC East teams that he has thrashed for two decades. He will not want the chance of losing to the Pats if BB is still there.

    He is also not going to the AFC West. He doesn’t want to face Mahomes twice in the regular season every year.

    ———–

    I agree… Not really about facing Mahomes, but facing KC who are poised to dominate that division for a few years. Going there with the Chargers they would compete, but no guarantee you win the division and a bye would be unlikely. Also, playing @ Denver is likely not that exciting for him. I think he would only do something like that if a deal with the Patriots wasn’t really possible for whatever reason.

  5. He is also not going to the AFC West. He doesn’t want to face Mahomes twice in the regular season every year.
    ________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Why not? The Pats are 2-1 against the Mahomes led Chiefs, including an epic AFCC win in KC. I don’t think Brady is afraid to go anywhere since he has regularly beat up on most teams. It also took an egregious call by the refs claiming Harry stepped out of bounds, and negating a clear TD, when he clearly didn’t to bolster the Chiefs win against the Pats this past year.

  6. Brady is so desperate to be associated with a team that once had a perfect season. Too bad he blew that Super Bowl against the Giants. Just remember, the Dolphins didn’t need to cheat.

  7. Yeah, a guy that bleeds Patriot colors is now gonna be part owner of a team he tried to beat twice a year and now set the Dolphins up to beat his old team twice a year???

  8. u4iadman says:
    February 4, 2020 at 9:57 am
    Gag. Go away

    Brady didn’t write this story. He doesn’t write any of them. You’re aware of that, right?

    The only thing remaining for you to “gag“ about is continuing to lose to him. That will continue for a while longer. Only a couple more years to go for you.

  9. This article sounds like an attempt to get other news media to talk about this. We’re at the throw anything at the wall stage right now.

    Sports journalism kind of reminds me of the junk news we see on Facebook these days.

    Beware NFL fans. We’re seeing a lot of made up nonsense by the media to get attention.

    Every single sports media professional wants to be first with the Brady BB Kraft outcome.

    So it’s just going to get worse. It’s only early February.

  10. I’ll be happy when Brady signs a contract and we can do away with the daily rumors.

    I’m hopeful he’ll say in New England but if he doesn’t he provided 18 great seasons of football and it’s hard to imagine I’ll ever get to watch another QB win 76.85% of his starts over such a long span of time (249-75).

  11. “the Dolphins didn’t need to cheat.”

    Are you kidding me? Dirty Don Shula is one of the biggest cheaters in NFL history. Just going to the Fins as the head coach was the original NFL scandal. He cheated by signing a contract with the Dolphins while still under contract to Baltimore, and Miami had their first round draft pick that year awarded to Baltimore as a result.

    But hey, you hate the Pats and Brady so you’ll toss out any lie you want to justify your silliness

  12. Love people that definitively say Brady is gonna do this,or Brady is gonna do that. Stop making fools of yourselves. If you have an opinion fine. Even Brady doesn’t know. It will be fascinating to see how it plays out

  13. No athlete has ever defeated old age except those that quit at the top before they got old and they are few in count.
    Brady looked like crap this year. He aint taking anyone to any super bowl again. The Ravens, Chiefs, Niners and a couple of other teams are way better and ready to dominate. The pats, they had their run its over. and I was a pats fan too but this team is a shell of the previous years team. Nothing there

  14. So, even after Ross has shot down both the idea of Brady playing the Dolphins & him selling the team we’re still going to run with stories about Brady going to the Dolphins in some form? Lord have mercy!

  15. “BRADY WILL WIN A SEVENTH TITLE IN NEW ENGLAND”

    I see that as pretty unlikely. It feels like a changing of the guard right now, and the Patriots have all of the characteristics of a team that is about to (finally) enter a rebuilding phase.

    They’re good players are mostly on the wrong side of 30, or 40. Their cap space isn’t good. Their franchise QB is declining, and may not be back.

    Their division is finally coming together into a competitive collection of teams. The AFC in general has a good half dozen teams with good to great young QB’s and trajectories that seem to indicate a new power structure in that conference – Chiefs, Titans, Bills, Jets, Ravens, Texans.

    I actually think a 3rd place finish is possible for the Pats next year, and then at least a few more down years while they get a new QB and possibly new regime up to speed.

  16. TimTebowGodOfFootballKarma says:
    February 4, 2020 at 10:42 am
    …Just remember, the Dolphins didn’t need to cheat.
    **********************

    Yeah, they didn’t need to, but decided to anyway? Playing all of those teams with losing records that year must have been a real drain on them and Shula’s such an awesome coach/GM that he couldn’t win a SB with Dan Marino, who I’ve been told is the greatest QB of all-time by Dolphin fans.

    So, do you blame the GM Shula for not putting a good team around Marino, Coach Shula for not doing a good enough job to win enough games to get into/past the playoffs, or QB Marino for choking away all of those “great” QB years?

    Interested minds want to know.

  17. Are you kidding me? Dirty Don Shula is one of the biggest cheaters in NFL history. Just going to the Fins as the head coach was the original NFL scandal. He cheated by signing a contract with the Dolphins while still under contract to Baltimore, and Miami had their first round draft pick that year awarded to Baltimore as a result.

    Hmmm..I guess no Patriots’ coaches ever signed a contract in bad faith. Oops. Gotta go. Josh McDaniels is on line one.

  18. “Hmmm..I guess no Patriots’ coaches ever signed a contract in bad faith. Oops. Gotta go. Josh McDaniels is on line one.“

    —-

    They misled him on the health of Andrew Luck, and he found out. Plus, it was the Colts, and that had to give him pause right there with their history of dysfunction. Felt he was being sold a bucket of nonsense, which turned out to be good intuition

    “Rational decision – line one…“

  19. My God I wish he’d just make his decision who he is gonna come back & suck with. I almost pray he stays playing because if not he’ll probably go into broadcasting & we will have to suffer his phony aw-shucks act on TV.

  20. He could become a partial, sorta-kinda-almost-but-not-really “Owner” of the Packers should they have another sale for suckers.

  21. Brady looked like crap this year

    You couldn’t have watched the games. He had bad moments, but he always has. The guy can still zing it. We all saw Manning stumbling around like frankenstein when he was done, and Brady is nowhere near that.

  22. “I almost pray he stays playing because if not he’ll probably go into broadcasting & we will have to suffer his phony aw-shucks act on TV.”

    LOL Brady and his wife are worth something like 750 million and his post NFL career will be pushing and expanding his TB12 brand and centers.

    He will not go into broadcasting.

  23. Brian Flores dumped OC Chad O’Shea and assistant QB coach Jerry Schuplinski because the (Patriots) offense is too complicated for young players, especially QB. Would make no sense to pay Brady to come to Miami now.

  24. For those joking Brady “already owns the dolphins”…. Pay closer attention.. the Dolphins beat the Patriots almost every year.. including this one in the most important game of the year for them.

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