Some in league circles believe the Raiders are the Tom Brady mystery team

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The first slow week of the NFL offseason also featured Tom Brady dusting off his 2020 free-agency tour by pointing out that an unnamed team that wasn’t interested “at the very end” of the process was instead “sticking with that motherf–ker.” Whether Brady meant to do it or not, it sparked a protracted guessing game as to which team it may have been.

And, like everything else in our modern society, it’s impossible to reach a consensus on which team it was. Some believe it was the 49ers. Some think it was the Bears. Some insist it was the Titans. Others are still on the Chargers and/or the Colts.

In league circles, there’s one team that hasn’t been deeply thrust into the conversation, but perhaps should be: The Raiders. Multiple people with deep connections to the NFL’s matrix have reached out in the past 24 hours to express a belief that the unnamed team was the Raiders. Which, obviously, would make Derek Carr the unnamed “motherf–ker.”

As both sources explained it, the Raiders dropped out late in the process. As one source explained it, the Raiders thought Brady’s requests for extra things was over the top.

Then there’s this: Brady’s comment (which came to light on Friday night, when the full episode of The Shop: Uninterrupted debuted) that he ultimately would not have chosen the mystery team. That makes it not the 49ers; they were his first choice.

“When I look back I’m like, there’s no f–king way I would’ve went to that team,” Brady said. “But they said they didn’t want me. I know what that means, I know what that feels like. And I’m gonna go f–k you up because of that.”

Indeed he did, if it was the Raiders. In Week Seven, Brady completed 33 of 45 passes for 369 yards and four touchdowns (good for a 127.0 passer rating) in a 45-20 blowout of the Raiders. The only saving grace for Vegas was that the game was flexed out of prime-time due to a COVID issue, allowing the embarrassment to not be nationally televised.

Brady’s comments have now been nationally televised, and repeatedly discussed. Whatever the truth may be, some people in the league believe it was the Raiders.

25 responses to “Some in league circles believe the Raiders are the Tom Brady mystery team

  1. So it was confirmed it wasnt the Bears, because regardless of how you feel about Brady or the Bears, losing track of what down it is isn’t really effing them up.

  2. Thank you for the Junior High memories. Being a 7th grader and all grown up but not really, was a special time.

  3. It’s who I guessed when the report was that he wasn’t going to play for that team anyway. He had a pretty mediocre 2019. Also, it seems like every disgruntled QB disregards him. Both Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers were like we’d like to go there without one care in the world that he is there.

  4. It wasn’t the Bears because the Bears were never in position to win anything anything. That organization is a disaster, starting with ownership, and didn’t have the players or staff to do anything substantial – so there’s no way a guy like Brady who only cares about championships at this stage in his career was ever considering the Bears.

  5. Raiders have the better QB, sitting on the bench! Mariota is still one of the best QB’s in the NFL, got screwed out of getting a starters job again!

  6. Brady is a bigger egomaniac narcissist than Lebron James. Never thought lebron would lose that title but low and behold, crybaby Brady takes it over unanimously.

  7. It was the Jets and Sam Darnold. This has been confirmed by several higher ups in the organization. He really wanted to stick it to BB. 100% accurate!

  8. Brady is a disgrace af this point thinking it’s all him. He just continues thinkng it.

  9. “Some in league circles”, I liked it better when they were simply called “sources”.

  10. It’s so funny how easily Brady is able to troll all you haters and get your panties in a twist. Love seeing you all clutch your pearls. I can almost hear you saying “well I never”.

  11. Or maybe we dont beed to be “league insiders” lol to know its obviously the 49ers and guess what else? Tom Brady is like you and me. He is flawed. He is driven and is a competitor and probably took all the jimmy g talk as motivation back when he was the heir apparent in NE. So what. If he said it to you in a private conversation you would nod and agree. This story and to see people chasing it is a sign of the times i suppose. I think if you knew all the heroes like Jordan and Bird and Reggie Jackson or Barry Sanders etc youd also realize they are no different than all of us (with the exception of a unique talent) and say things about others we compete with. Hopefully we can get back to the real stuff soon and not this watercooler talk.

  12. Lol Did anyone actually watch that game? It was 24-20 midway through the 4th. 2 turnovers late in the game made the score look worse than what the game actually was. Lets be real though, there is probably 29 teams in the nfl that could be “that” team. Tom Brady is on another level and a huge majority of the league would be instantly, and vastly better with tom Brady as QB. Been a raiders fan for 30yrs and still salty over the tuck rule, but tom Brady not only brings TALENT to the table, But he brings LEADERSHIP, accountability and he brings a belief that losing is not in the equation. He probably never uses that word. Its contagious. I played football in HS with 3 players who ended up playing in the NFL and those guys a different level of confidence.

  13. Besides, Brady himself even admitted he didn’t know Tampa’s offensive playbook till halfway through the season. Gruden has easily the most complicated, and complex offensive system in the league. Brady would still be struggling to grasp Gruden’s offense even right now if the Raiders had signed him. Carr, at this point,knows Gruden’s system almost as well as Gruden does. You can be the most talented QB in the world, but if you can’t grasp his whole system, Gruden is playcalling handcuffed. Gruden will take a less physically gifted QB with can understand his system fully over a more talented QB who can’t. Trust me, look at Gannon, he was a career back-up until Gruden got ahold of him, then he was league MVP, and made it to the Super Bowl. Gruden won a Super Bowl with Brad Johnson as his QB, I mean… I have nothing but respect for Gannon, but Carr is a better QB than both of those guys. If they can get to the Super Bowl in Gruden’s system, there is absolutely no reason why Carr cannot. The thing people don’t understand is how bad the defense has been since before Carr even got there. Last season the game versus the Chiefs at home in Vegas, was a perfect example of what Carr has been dealing with his whole career, even when Mack was there. Carr drove down the field in final minutes of the game, and scored. Then on KC’s next drive, the defense utterly collapses with seconds left, to let Kelce waltz in the end zone, to lose the game. Explain to me, how adding Brady, Rodgers, Watson, Wilson, or any other of the dozen or so QBs people have said the Raiders should replace Carr with, fixes that? 🤔

  14. aldavis4president says:
    June 27, 2021 at 7:51 pm
    Lol Did anyone actually watch that game? It was 24-20 midway through the 4th. 2 turnovers late in the game made the score look worse than what the game actually was.


    Not only was it 24-20 in the 4th it was the game that the whole OL was in quarantine for the week.

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