Report: Raiders ready to offer Tom Brady two-year, $60 million deal

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The quarterback carousel already is spinning.

Nearly two weeks after a report emerged that the Raiders will target Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in free agency, a new report puts some monetary meat on the bone.

Larry Fitzgerald Sr., a long-time member of the media in Minnesota and the father of future first-ballot Hall of Famer Larry Fitzgerald, reports that the Raiders are ready to offer Brady $60 million over two years.

Although this one (like the Bernie Smilovitz report of Matthew Stafford trade talks) doesn’t come from someone with an extensive track record of breaking NFL news, my knee-jerk reaction is to believe it, for several reasons. First, I know Fitzgerald Sr. and I’m prepared to say that, if he’s saying it, he’s definitely hearing it from someone who would know. Second, he’s in position to have heard it from someone who knows what’s going on, given the people he knows in the broader NFL structure, thanks both to his own connections and his son’s. Third, although the window for talking to agents about pending free agents doesn’t open until March 16, there are too many teams and too many quarterbacks for the process of preparing and making offers not to have already begun.

The number isn’t surprising, not with the market for quarterbacks at $35 million per year. For Brady, the bigger question will be fit, with team, coaching staff, city, and offense. It’s a new football city in a new football stadium and, for Brady, a new offense with a new coach who has a reputation for being more than a little aggressive with his quarterbacks.

When Simms and I recently addressed the possibility of Brady to the Raiders, Simms explained that Gruden long has been in awe of Brady, explaining once that Brady looks cool simply walking off the field. (Hopefully they won’t go rock climbing.) Gruden seemingly has restrained his profane rants while coaching Derek Carr for fear of having him crumble under the weight of Gruden’s aggressive vocabulary. If Gruden is coaching the greatest quarterback of all time, it would probably be much easier to hold the F bombs.

But will Brady (and his family) want to live in Las Vegas? Will he want to play in the same division as the Chiefs, which means he’d face Patrick Mahomes and be called old by Chris Jones at least twice per year, and the Broncos, especially in light of his repeated struggles in games played at Denver?

So for now it’s an option for Brady, one that he’ll have to consider along with the Patriots and any other team that pulls up to the table and drops $30 million or more per year on top of it. And for Carr, it may be time to start thinking about lining up a new seat in the game of quarterback musical chairs, because it feels like — one way or ther other — he’s never going to be living in that house that he built next door to Jon Gruden’s in Las Vegas.

132 responses to “Report: Raiders ready to offer Tom Brady two-year, $60 million deal

  1. Ok Patriots, tag you’re it. At this stage of his career would Brady take less to stay with the Pats? Hmmm….

  2. This would be a bad move by the Raiders. Derek Carr is better than Brady at this point. All of Brady’s numbers have been trending slowly but surely downward over the last 2-3 years. Don’t know what makes anyone think it would be a good idea to give a soon to be 43-yr old QB at least $50 million to come into a new situation and thrive? Doesn’t make good sense, other than maybe from a Las Vegas marketing standpoint?

  3. What’s done with Carr? Trade to a quarterback hungry team for a fresh start?

    With the right team and coaching he can flourish instead of getting worse yearly under Grudens coaching.

  4. Brady is in decline and wouldn’t be that good for the Raiders.
    He should play another year in New England.
    He doesn’t need the money and wants to play on a good team.
    Will he be happy playing on a so-so team and missing the playoffs?

  5. Brady wants to prove he can win without Belichick so he needs an easy path to the playoffs and playing for the 3rd best team(arguably 4th) in a division doesn’t seem good for that formula.

  6. No quarterback can win with that defense, I don’t care who you are, You can’t give up 30 points a game and expect to win

  7. Gruden might want Brady, but the Raiders, although gradually on the rise, are not the Patriots. I don’t see this happening. The Raiders would be better served getting Carr some real weapons at receiver and trying to maintain stability, instead of going all-in for what would be a two-year rental of a QB past his prime, with no guarantee of success.

  8. The Patriots would match the offer easily. Brady probably should work with NE before signing to make sure they get him a TE and at least another decent WR.
    NE has the best defense in the league and gives him the best chance. I do not believe that Kraft will play hard ball with Brady based on his statements.

  9. It’s easy to give the illusion of being a great QB in one of the worst AFC divisions..
    Twice a year against the Chiefs, Broncos and Chargers may expose that in reality TB in fact isn’t a great as many had once thought!

  10. Patriots always want a bargain and with TB12 he’s always taken less for the good of the team. My guess is Pats offer 50 million for 3 years. If that happens look to see Tom having the time of his life in Las Vegas for the next 2 years and then hanging it up.

  11. A good Oline check
    A good RB that can catch check
    A stud TE check
    8 home games indoors check
    Lives close to west coast check
    A boatload of early draft picks to fill out the WR room and improve the defense check
    What’s not to like
    Time to leave that sinking ship in New England

  12. Florio somehow has a hatred for Carr, but would be a poor move to move on from Carr. The Raiders at this point aren’t a Tom Brady away from a Super Bowl, when you have a defense that csnt stop a nosebleed

  13. Gruden also thought JFF was the next star of the league. Why am I the only one who recognizes that Brady’s skills have diminished considerably over the last few years? Think he should listen to Montana (a MUCH better QB in any case) and Favre (who wasn’t, but made the same mistake). No QB has ever left the BB system and thrived. I could argue no QB has ever gone to the Raiders and thrived. Not being a fan of Brady’s I would love to see that proven on the field. But being a fan of the game – which is much more important to me – I would rather he went out relatively on top.

  14. Gruden probably thinks Tom will be his new Rich Gannon, who ironically Tom beat in the truck rule game.

  15. If I were the Las Vegas Raiders I would offer that all day long. The R.O.I. is off the charts. New town. New stadium. New Qb. This would be must see TV. The eyes of the nation would be on the Raiders if they can pull this off. (If he rejects $30 mill …. make it $35 mill).

  16. Just ask Mayock I’m sure he’ll tell you what’s going on. After the replacing most of the scouts fiasco, I wouldn’t believe any rumors involving the Raiders.

  17. oakland(now las vegas) has a history of signing “older qb”s in the past…plunkett,blanda, etc….

  18. greatest QB of all time?? that’s a reach pal.
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    An overwhelming majority of coaches, players, executives, media, etc. agree that Brady is the greatest QB of all time. Not to mention the stats and rings that support the argument. Its actually more of a reach to claim he is not at this point

  19. “This would be a bad move by the Raiders. Derek Carr is better than Brady at this point.”

    Brady last year was 7th in passing with the worst Oline he’s ever hand and other than Edelman a bunch of crappy receivers and TEs.

    Carr was 8th with a better Oline and receivers.

    So no, Carr is not better than Brady at this point

  20. 2019 Stats:
    QB1: 70.4 comp pct; 4,054 yards; 7.9 Y/A; 100.8 passer rating; 63.7 QBR

    QB2: 60.8 comp pct; 4,057 yards; 6.6 Y/A; 88.0 passer rating; 52.5 QBR

    QB1 is 28-year-old Derek Carr. QB2 is 43-year-old Tom Brady.

  21. Titans are the best match for Brady, assuming the Pats aren’t in the mix. Talented receivers and running game along with a solid defense!! Best opportunity to get #7! That. and he’d be playing in a mediocre division like the AFC Easy(t).

    I actually hope he stays with and retires as a Patriot!!

  22. I don’t think that’s enough to get him out of New England. It’s a start, though.

    Would love to see it. The Patriots don’t have a Plan B (no, it isn’t Stidham). Brady leaving would take them from “reload” to what would likely be a lengthy rebuild. Not even sure if BB would stick around for it.

  23. You have to look at what the wants and needs of Tom Brady. To me, Tom wants to live closer to the LA area where he has another palatial estate. Old bones tend to ache in winter time New England. The Rams are not looking for a QB. Neither is SF, besides winter weather in SF is touchy. Many cold, damp, and rainy days which old bones don’t like. That brings us to the Chargers or Raiders as the only option for Brady. The Chargers have to find a QB for this season. They don’t have a choice since Rivers won’t be back. It’s true that Gruden loves Brady style. I have said many times before that I admire Brady, but I think Brady is the definition of a systems QB. Can Brady survive in another system? Will either the Chargers or Raiders change their system for Brady? That answer is probably yes.

    As stated in the article, that puts Brady in the AFC West for either team, and where he has to face Mahomes twice a year. I think Brady at this stage in his career, he welcome that challenge.

    I also think New England is the safer bet. Old bones be dammed. Play another year or two and retire. But, it’s not up to me. It’s up to Tom Brady. Right now he is in the drivers seat.

  24. Everyone seems to be looking at Brady’s decision in football terms. I believe he is setting himself up for the next chapter in his life as a businessman. Brady’s decision also will not be made in isolation of Gisele’s business interests, but no one seems to be factoring that into the decision. In Las Vegas, he and Gisele will be a “Power Couple”; her businesses will thrive there, while TB12 can be done anywhere. Can you imagine the fashion shows in Las Vegas? What better way to make local business contacts than as the face of the Raiders? It might even behoove Davis to offer Brady a small, minority piece of the Raiders at a discounted rate after his playing career is over. Brady has shown that he looks to the long future by taking less than the maximum salary in NE; he may be doing the same thing in his choice of destinations. By the way, the California personal income tax is 13%; Nevada 0%; Los Angeles is 166% higher in housing costs than Las Vegas; Los Angeles is 60% higher in overall living costs than Las Vegas. To make the equivalent of $30 million in Las Vegas, a Los Angeles team would need to pay Brady $50 million! Maybe Vegas is not so ridiculous after all. Maybe Brady is a businessman as well.

  25. gllmiaspr says:
    February 15, 2020 at 9:51 am
    The Patriots would match the offer easily. Brady probably should work with NE before signing to make sure they get him a TE and at least another decent WR.
    NE has the best defense in the league and gives him the best chance. I do not believe that Kraft will play hard ball with Brady based on his statements.
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    The Pats have about 42 million in cap space with FA’s of Brady, Devin McCourty, Van Noy, and Slater as FA’s. Those are some pretty big contributors to their 2019 team. Saying the would match a 30 million offer easily is ignoring their cap situation and other roster needs all together.

  26. Oh, and the possibility he’ll have to play in Miami again…The AFC East does play the AFC West this year, and the Fins have a tendency to beat the Raiders in Miami or whatever. (And Brady in Miami…Miami is the only venue Brady had a losing record in!) But I do see Brady in Vegas, if not NE. LA Chargers? Maybe. Interesting.

  27. Raiders trade Carr? That might be a great idea–look what Miami trading Tannehill to Titans did for Tannehill! Because I would say Gruden did not do Derek Carr very well. (and that is another reason Fins hired Chan Gailey–not only because of Fitzwhatever, but maybe also to help Rosen, or whatever QB they draft.)

  28. If the Raiders plan is to Sign Brady and Trade Carr for a Second Round Pick, say to Carolina for the #38 overall pick or similar, that would give them Picks 12, 18, 38, 80, 81 and 92 in the first 3 rounds of the draft. The Raiders biggest needs irregardless of who they go with at QB, were WR and LB. Don’t be surprised if starting RG Gabe Jackson is also cut before June 1 as well which would result in a $9.6M Savings in Cap Space. It has become clear that Gruden’s vision was to turn the inherited Raiders roster over 100% from the McKenzie Era and as such, I would not expect to see Carr, Jackson or Karl Joseph on the roster next season. However, with 6 Picks in the first 3 Rounds and 60+ Million in Cap space to play with in Free Agency, I see no reason why the Raiders could not address: WR, LB, RG, S and improve depth at the same time. It is conceivable that the Raiders could win 2-3 more games and make a run at a wild card next year, but they still have miles to go to close the gap against KC.

  29. If Brady does leave New England, I figured the likely landing spots are the Chargers or Raiders. The only probably those two teams have is they are in the same division as the Chiefs. Brady won’t have a cake-walk like he’s had for 20 years in the AFC East.

  30. Why would any experienced QB want to play for Gruden? There isn’t a QB out there that would satisfy him. He would be tired of Brady in a year and be looking for someone else to tinker with.

  31. All these stories mean is that Brady doesn’t have to do an actual test of free agency. He’s getting all the info he needs well before the legal tampering period begins. He will sign an extension with the Patriots before free agency begins. And just because the Raiders are supposedly offering $30M for each of two years, that doesn’t mean Brady will demand the same from the Patriots. As both sides see what’s out there, they’ll realize that the best choice for everybody is for Brady to stay in New England for the next couple of years.

  32. IF tommy leave us, its been an AMAZING RIDE.

    HOWEVER, i do NOT see the Raiders as his team. It isnt about money, i think its about his loyalties. Tommy grew up a diehard 49ers fan. I cannot see him going to the raiders organization. As for people talking about LA and Giselle. i am pretty sure Giselle’s career is in New York. Thats where i think they stay after his retirement. Split a home in NY and California.

  33. While I agree the Raiders are trending up, on paper. Tom won’t be around when they break the .500 mark. A 43 year old QB isn’t going to have great success with rookie WR’s not to mention a whole new scheme.

    Then there’s also the whole 1 winning season in 19 years thing…

    Oh, and also having to play Mahomes and the world champion Chiefs two times.
    That alone will likely keep the Goat out of The Raiders City of the month. They’ll be in Boise before they break .500. I’ll say 2026.

  34. This is Derek Carr fault he threw for 300 yards in one game this year only I understand his receivers were not the best but come on franchise quarterbacks sometimes got to win games with what they got and he really hasn’t proved he can.

  35. My pathetic Raiders already got fleeced in the Mack trade, let Amari Cooper walk and now we are going to pay Tom Brady 60 Million to get sacked every two plays. Brilliant!

  36. observantfan says:
    February 15, 2020 at 9:33 am
    greatest QB of all time?? that’s a reach pal.

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    6 SB titles, 4 SB MVPs, 3 League MVPs, 2nd all time in both Passing Yards and Passing TDs, and the most wins by a QB in NFL history by a mile. Give it a rest, he’s the GOAT. You don’t need to be a Pats (I’m not) to see that that is an objective fact.

  37. The legal tampering period arrived very early this year it seems.

    As I see it if a team is crazy enough to guarantee Tom Brady 60 million USD for two years of work at 43 years old…Brady should take their money.

    As a Pats fan would love for Brady to stick around at the right price…it’s not 30 million for sure because he is not playing at that level at this stage. If you add to his playing the fact he skipped OTAs in a year where he knew there would be new faces in the offense and his demeanor towards the rookie WRs if the Pats throw that kind of money at him it will be an emotional decision, not a rational one.

    I would much rather invest in trying to get the QB of the future, Bridgewater comes to mind, instead of dishing out this kind of money on Brady.

    Probably an extremely unpopular idea among Pats fans 🙂

  38. observantfan SAID:
    February 15, 2020 at 9:33 am
    greatest QB of all time?? that’s a reach pal.

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    Really unfortunate you were the first comment of this thread. More unfortunate your comment was based on total ignorance. I’m a Raider fan, and I dislike Tom as a player very much for obvious reasons. But you sir err in writing about a player that has won six Super Bowls and has been a starter for nineteen seasons. Nineteen. Tom is the best QB to have ever played period. If you truly examine the statistics objectively, you cannot reach any other conclusion. No man has ever impacted his position, his numbers or the legacy of a franchise more than Tom Brady.

  39. Brown will be back with the Raiders, the only question will be if the NFL lets him play. Brady will at least entertain the idea because LV is close to LA and he likes to visit So Cal. LV also has no state income tax. Even so, this is probably just talk.
    I liked Carr and was hoping the Raiders would draft him. He is not the same player after getting hurt. It appears to be a form of PTSD.
    The Raiders will look to draft a QB. Carr is gone this year or next with or without Brady.
    Now get down to business and get a good linebacker.

  40. Not a chance this happens. Brady will only go if he feels like he has a chance at another Superbowl. He is a fierce competitor and extremely wealthy, so it’s going to take more than money to lure him to a team that’s just not ready for prime-time. Being a Chiefs fan, it would be fun to watch the scenario play out, but it ain’t happening.

  41. The deal makes sense to the Vaders. They are scheduled to pay Derelict Carr $25 million in 2020. Carr has a career win-loss record that is way under water. $5 million a year more gets you the old GOAT. The question is whether it is good enough since New England is prepared to offer him similar dollars. The Pats have a better defense, but the Vaders have better receivers than New England. If Drew Brees retires, then New Orleans would be a more attractive landing spot for the old GOAT, because the chance of reaching the Super Bowl would be better than going to the Sin City.

  42. If Brady was being offered $40 million a year, for two years, that could be a game changer. $50 million a year, more like it, and he really has to think about it. He’s the GOAT. But like every one knows, the team you are on, the other 52 players and the coaching, will be the difference. Yes he would be playing Vegas. But if the rest of the cast is off the streets (which was the case last year with the Raiders), he has to consider going out a winner or a loser. Why settle for less? The Gillette crowd at the last game against Miami booed the Patriots off the field in that loss. Maybe that’s enough to say “Vegas Baby!”

  43. Brady is not the GOAT. He’s only the greatest of this era. To compare QBs across eras is stupid. I’d like to see Brady play the 84 Bears, on astro turf, with the rules that don’t protect QBs and WRs like today. That’s one example.

    Greatest of this era? Absolutely.
    Greatest of all time? Debatable. He’s in the discussion.

  44. The Patriots will win more games with Stidham or whoever they sign than Brady will win with the Raiders. Guaranteed.

  45. Teams with POSSIBLE quarterback openings that would actually make sense for Brady-irrespective of if Giselle would want to live there. Teams that are close already.

    Dallas
    Chicago
    LA Chargers
    Tennessee Titans

  46. What a windfall for Las Vegas. Season tickets gone in a heartbeat…..probably a bigger attraction for a weekend “let’s bet it all “ gambler. The sports books would go crazy with this.

  47. When the raiders get fined for tampering who will the Patriots draft as compensation?
    TB12 is 100% back in foxborough next year. He’s just doing this to get proof of tampering for Bill.

  48. What better way to open a new city, a new stadium on a good team that underachieved than by signing Brady? I’d be shocked if LV doesn’t make a hard run at him…

  49. firstdownbrowns says:
    February 15, 2020 at 9:37 am
    isnt this tampering ?
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    No, because the Raiders aren’t talking directly or indirectly to him or his “people”, and aren’t stating publicly that they’re interested.

    If someone not affiliated with your organization says you’re interested in a player, that’s not tampering.

  50. californianewton says:
    February 15, 2020 at 1:31 pm
    They are scheduled to pay Derelict Carr $25 million in 2020. Carr has a career win-loss record that is way under water.
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    Playing for Gruden does not help his career W-L record.

  51. joetoronto says:
    February 15, 2020 at 12:48 pm
    My pathetic Raiders already got fleeced in the Mack trade, let Amari Cooper walk and now we are going to pay Tom Brady 60 Million to get sacked every two plays. Brilliant
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    You left out the great results they got when they “fleeced” the Steelers in the AB deal.

    IIRC they didn’t let Cooper walk. didn’t they get a draft pcik for him? A draft pick that looks way higher than Cooper’s results in “Big D” have justified.

    And as for Brady getting sacked so often, to quote my late father referring to another QB, “Maybe the pass rush wouldn’t be so intense if they called a running play once in a while.”

  52. This team buys every shiny object in the store and then it gets buyer’s remorse. Brady is so overrated. His coach has been cheating year after year to get them in the playoffs, despite the fact they’re in the weakest division in the NFL. If Chuckie wants to mortgage the Raiders for a QB who couldn’t even beat the Dolphins at home in week 17 when nothing mattered, have at it.

  53. The Raiders receiving corps will make Brady miss the Pats group. This is bad in so many ways – if you’re going to sign a guy – sign the guy. Shooting and missing only undermines the entire team. I don’t even think Brady is the best FA out there. But you know Gruden is going to draw this out as long as he can – two years with a rental, than draft a qb in year six then milk the last four years of his deal by saying his QB needs to develop. Mark Davis got conned.

  54. alongthegulf says:
    February 15, 2020 at 11:52 am
    You have to look at what the wants and needs of Tom Brady. To me, Tom wants to live closer to the LA area where he has another palatial estate.

    Brady sold his LA home in 2017. So there goes your theory on that…..

  55. Brady is also the only QB to play 20 years for one of the greatest coaches in sports history and have 15 top ten defenses. Of course he’s the most accomplished but that has to be measured against his unprecedented advantages.

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    OBP says:
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    6 SB titles, 4 SB MVPs, 3 League MVPs, 2nd all time in both Passing Yards and Passing TDs, and the most wins by a QB in NFL history by a mile. Give it a rest, he’s the GOAT. You don’t need to be a Pats (I’m not) to see that that is an objective fact

  56. I’m not sure why it’s a surprise to anyone if it is a surprise. Most teams looking at Brady would probably go the same but I dont see Brady going anywhere for a contract that isnt structured for at least 3 years to be guaranteed to a point it would be cap prohibitive to cut him before the end of season 3 since a team may structure it as 4 or 5 year deal with neither side expecting to reach the end without a restructure.

  57. jersey73 says:
    February 15, 2020 at 12:18 pm
    If Brady does leave New England, I figured the likely landing spots are the Chargers or Raiders. The only probably those two teams have is they are in the same division as the Chiefs. Brady won’t have a cake-walk like he’s had for 20 years in the AFC East.
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    Yeah. About that. I think the if you really analyze, the people of your ilk are just pissed off that they never had to play themselves. How many times did they punk your team? just curious.

  58. objectivefbfan says:
    February 15, 2020 at 10:05 am

    No QB has ever left the BB system and thrived.

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    The BB “system” has made the playoffs once in 7 seasons without Brady. So much for being objective.

  59. After 20 years, Brady doesn’t want to go somewhere and start over. He’s just playing the game trying to get the most money he can out of his final contract.

  60. Best chance for Tom to reach the playoffs next year:
    1. Pats
    2. Cowboys
    3. Niners(But no chance Kyle will sign him)
    4. Titans

    In that order.

  61. The Vikings are not sold on Cousins in the clutch. Put Brady behind that line and they are a legit SuperBowl contender.

    They do not need to negotiate in public.

  62. I don’t buy that NE has the best defense in the league. I buy that they have six games a season against the hapless Jets, woeful Dolphins and offensively challenged Bills. TB12 has no reason to think Belichick can surround him with receiver talent, because for most of the past 20 years, he HASN’T.

    Brady is at a crossroads: his TB12 brand dictates he stay in New England; his desire to win a Belichick-less Super Bowl and cement his legacy as the GOAT is making him look elsewhere.

    Best bet is Dallas, with an All Pro WR in Amari Cooper (who would stay in Dallas if you sign Brady) and they have an elite RB and skilled defenders. Mike McCarthy is a big-boy coach; they would have a two year window to win one or two Super Bowls.

  63. dont do it tom. gruden is a great offense guy but he sucks at head coaching..him and jay suck at it big time..some coaches make great assistants then suck at head coaching..the guy destroyed my team the bucs..that should of been a dynasty with that defense..he is destrpying oakland too and he is gonna ruin derek carr if he gets brady..brady will stay ,,he is the greatest his six rings with with his 9 appearances say so !!

  64. In a perfect world we get Brady signed followed by Jordan Phillips, Breshad Perriman, Danny Amendola and Matt Breida. Then with our two first round picks go OT (who can move inside) or WR with one of them and CB or LB with the other first. Then hit those positions we missed in round one in round three.

    JUST WIN BABY

  65. pointtwopsiistheissue says:
    February 15, 2020 at 11:02 am
    Seems like some posters are forgetting the NFL named TB12 Among one of the top 100 players of ALL time! Hate all you want, but he’s been to a record NINE Super Bowls and won a record SIX!
    28-3!!
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    I agree that brady is the greatest qb of all time. However, that doesn’t mean he’s STILL the greatest. His career is going downhill now. 41-33!!

  66. greatest QB of all time?? that’s a reach pal.
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    mathematically challenged and missed two decades of playoff football.

  67. raiderfanforever says:
    February 15, 2020 at 9:33 am
    Please dont it would be a disgrace to al to sighn tb. U know the tuck rule………..

    Do you SERIOUSLY not know how to spell sign? You Raiders fans………

  68. His career is going downhill now. 41-33!!

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    You mean that super bowl where he threw for 500 yards at age 40? That is also the most points ever scored by a losing team in a super bowl. Defense laid an egg that day. It happens. Lucky for New England fans, Brady won the super bowl a year later at age 41.

    Joe Montana, Dan Marino, and John Elway all retired at age 38. Brady has arguably put together a hall of fame career since he turned 38 alone. Brady has 9 playoff wins and two rings since turning 38. Marino and Drew Brees both have 8 playoff wins in their entire careers. Aaron Rodgers has 9 in his career. Not a bad way to go down hill.

  69. Different era. QBs were past their prime by their early 30s. Only reason Brady, Peyton, Favre, etc were still great at 40 is because of the new rules and improved training and nutrition. Nothing to do with avocado ice cream…

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    8oneanddones says

    Joe Montana, Dan Marino, and John Elway all retired at age 38. Brady has arguably put together a hall of fame career since he turned 38 alone. Brady has 9 playoff wins and two rings since turning 38. Marino and Drew Brees both have 8 playoff wins in their entire careers. Aaron Rodgers has 9 in his career. Not a bad way to go down hill

  70. Carr won’t be unemployed for long. The Raiders on the other hand will end up looking again for a franchise QB. Brady won’t be able to take the hits like Carr did, not that he could very good. Funny Raiders have a expensive offense line to protect a QB, but John Gruden is willing to get rid of Carr because is not as mobile a QB as he would like. Seems to me he should look for better lineman ones that won’t give up 80 sacks in the last 2 years. Or is the Offense to complex for such a simple game? And signing a stationary Brady would accomplish what, maybe sell tickets, get a winning season but not a Super Bowl. Father time as caught up to him but it was fun while it lasted.

  71. Gruden with Carr is like vinegar mixed with water.
    Tampa will be glad to trade Famous Jameis for worthless Carr, just to help you out.

  72. Brady seems pretty bent on exploring free agency. And if he wants to play two more years, I think he should find a nice climate controlled atmosphere in which to play most of those games. Why not, he deserves it and if someone is going to pay him? I hate to see him go but 20 years with 9 SB games and 6 SB wins is more then any fan can ask for. It was truly an amazing run. Tom go play in a dome and maybe be able to show some of that old clutch magic for a few more games.

  73. I doubt Brady will ever wear any uniform other than Pats. But, such a deal makes sense for the Raiders. The Raiders need to fill a new $2B stadium with LV based fans (or are they just attendees – LV tourists). The GOAT would be a great draw in a new stadium in a new city that is always looking for ways to lure people into its casin—er, attractions. Add that, there’s a $300M a year difference in tik value alone based upon 2019 prices. Secondary tik prices for Raiders with Carr are about $170 average. Pats tiks are $750+.

  74. He isn’t going anywhere, because the Patriots do not have his replacement on the roster, nor do they have the ability or desire to trade multiple draft picks to get him. So Brady will come back on a massive short term deal, end his career with the Pats, and the Pats will draft or trade for a young QB to replace him. Considering he is already massively wealthy and his wife has more money that he does, that will not be a deciding factor. He will go where he can win, and the Raiders are not that team. The only team that makes sense for him is the Pats. They will re-tool their offense this year, adding speed to the outside and a new TE, and they will be competitive. This isn’t hard guys. Use logic.

  75. It’s a shill offer. The Raiders have already filled their new stadium. They’re driving up the price for the Patriots to resign him. If by some chance they do sign him then they trade Carr and get some draft picks.

  76. Brady is finished as a quality QB. The Pats got back to the playoffs in 2019 because of their defense and in spite of Brady’s sharply declining skills.

    If the Raiders sign Brady then it’ll be a huge downgrade from Carr and would be yet another of Son-of-Al’s moronic publicity stunts (like bringing in Marshawn Lynch, hiring Gruden, trading for Antonio Brown). If Gruden thinks that getting Brady will be a repeat of the Rich Gannon experience 20 years ago then he’s delusional because Gannon was 10 years younger than Brady is now when Gannon came to the Raiders.

  77. Oh man, I truly hope this happens!!!

    I really liked Mayock’s draft insight over the years but he let Mack go, and now he wants to pay a 43 year old Brady??!!!

    Cannot wait for the 5-11 and “Fire Mayock” comments next January!!!

  78. I know that I have no control over this reality, but can it please just stop destroying every passion that I have? Tom Brady is NOT a Raider and should NEVER be a Raider.

    RIP Al Davis.

  79. If I am Tom Brady I am off to Las Vegas and laughing the entire way…….soon to be 43 year old QB who is simply there to sell tickets…understand the roll and bask in it

  80. psubeerman21 says:

    February 16, 2020 at 3:10 pm

    He isn’t going anywhere, because the Patriots do not have his replacement on the roster, nor do they have the ability or desire to trade multiple draft picks to get him. So Brady will come back on a massive short term deal, end his career with the Pats, and the Pats will draft or trade for a young QB to replace him. Considering he is already massively wealthy and his wife has more money that he does, that will not be a deciding factor. He will go where he can win, and the Raiders are not that team. The only team that makes sense for him is the Pats. They will re-tool their offense this year, adding speed to the outside and a new TE, and they will be competitive. This isn’t hard guys. Use logic.
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    The Patriots don’t have leverage on Brady. We have been hearing for years that he and Belichick have not seen eye to eye. All season long the national media has said, he has packed his bags and is ready to move on. I would disagree with you about making sense. Indy makes a lot of sense. They are missing a capable QB due to Luck retiring. They were a superbowl contender up until Luck retired and still put up a decent season.

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