- Tom Brady has announced that he will not be re-signing with the New England Patriots.
- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lead the odds to land Tom Brady.
- The Los Angeles Chargers have a deeper roster that could persuade Brady to LA.
BOSTON — Tuesday, March 17, 2020, will be the day that changed the fate of the New England Patriots franchise as Tom Brady has announced that he will not be returning to Foxborough, ending his 20-year run with the team.
Even though there have been rumors about Brady’s decision all offseason, this announcement comes as a surprise as fans never thought they’d see this day.
After spending 20 memorable years with the New England Patriots, Tom Brady has announced that he will not be returning to the team in 2021. Brady made the announcement via Instagram in a two-post announcement. The first post was geared towards the staff and his teammates while the second one was geared towards the fans.
“Although my football journey will take place elsewhere, I appreciate everything that we have achieved and am grateful for our incredible TEAM accomplishments. I have been privileged to have had the opportunity to know each and every one of you, and to have the memories we’ve created together,” said Tom Brady via his Instagram.
Bettors that have bet on who will break the news on Tom Brady’s decision still have their bets out there as this post was just informing fans that he will not be returning. The post did not include a destination or any contract details of any sort.
With this news, however, comes new odds for the teams that will land him as the Patriots have been removed from the list.
What team will be Tom Brady be on Week 1:
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers -150
- Los Angeles Chargers +150
- San Francisco 49ers +600
- Indianapolis Colts +900
- Chicago Bears +1600
- Dallas Cowboys +2000
- Miami Dolphins +2000
Also with Brady’s decision comes new Patriots Super Bowl odds as well. The Patriots Super Bowl odds are now listed at +2500.
With his tenure in Foxborough coming to an end, his legendary career will live on in New England. Brady finished his career in New England with:
- 74,571 passing yards
- 541 Touchdowns
- 97.0 Quarterback Rating
- 6 Super Bowl Rings
- 4 Super Bowl MVP’s
- 3 Regular Season MVP’s
- 2nd All-Time in yards
- 2nd All-Time in touchdowns
- 1st All-Time in wins
- 14 Pro Bowl selections
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are currently favored on the odds board with -150 odds to land Brady. Not only is Bruce Arians considered a quarterback minded coach but Tampa Bay also has the cap space to afford him with $84 million in cap room.
Their roster has the talent to entice Brady to make the move down south. They have two of the top receivers in the league in Mike Evans and Chris Godwin who are coming off great seasons. If the duo could have this kind of season with Jameis Winston under center, only imagine what they would be able to do with the greatest quarterback to ever play.
Another factor that could play a role would be OJ Howard believe it or not. Even though he did not have the best season, under the right system he could really perform well. Especially since Brady has a history of good relationships with tight ends that he plays with.
Los Angeles Chargers
The Los Angeles Chargers follow close behind on the odds board with their odds set at +150. The Bolts roster is more appealing overall. With the team announcing that they are parting ways with Philip Rivers, Tom Brady would be the ultimate replacement for them.
They have a deep receiving core with Keenan Allen and Mike Williams. Not to mention their tight end, Hunter Henry, is a player that would make Brady’s mouth water as he is exactly the type of tight end he is used to playing with. Austin Ekeler would also be an interesting fit in a Brady run offense as he is the lead running back, but serves more as a receiving back.
Their defense could play another factor in reeling in Brady as it is highlighted with studs like Joey Bosa, Melvin Ingram III, Denzel Perryman, and Derwin James.
If any of these two teams were to land the three-time MVP, they would be immediate Super Bowl contenders and bettors could expect to see their odds shift drastically.
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Samuel has been writing professionally for 4 years. He comes from a sports writing background where he enjoys writing mostly about basketball and football both professional and collegiate. He is a recent graduate of Florida State University where he majored in Editing, Writing and Media with a minor in Communications. During his free time, you can find him watching or playing sports as well as playing videogames and listening to music.