New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reportedly wasn’t a big fan of the Tennessee Titans’ offense prior to the 2019 season.
Perhaps his opinion has changed after what transpired during the 2019 campaign, but New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady apparently wasn’t a big fan of the Tennessee Titans’ offensive system when the two teams held joint practices last August.
In fact, he reportedly thought the system run by offensive coordinator Arthur Smith was “laughable”.
According to Greg Bedard of the Boston Sports Journal, the Patriots believe their only real competition for Brady, who is set to hit the open market in March, is the Los Angeles Chargers.
While the Titans have been one of the teams being talked about as a possible destination for the future Hall of Fame quarterback, Bedard was told by Brady’s teammates that the veteran quarterback didn’t think he could be a fit in Tennessee’s offense.
Brady’s not going to Tennessee, where teammates told me Brady thought their offensive system during joint practices was laughable and whose offensive personnel could never run the passing offense to Brady’s specifications.
That same offense that Brady wasn’t a fan of outscored him in the wild card round during the playoffs this past season and was one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL from Week 7 on, so maybe he has changed his tune since then.
Even if he has, Brady is not a likely target for the Titans, no matter what his resume says.
From all indications, Tennessee will bring quarterback Ryan Tannehill back in 2020. The former No. 8 overall pick, along with running back Derrick Henry, was a big reason why the Titans’ offense took the aforementioned leap in the second half of the season.
As crazy as it might sound, the Titans simply don’t need a signal-caller many consider to be the greatest of all-time at his position — and that’s especially true when you consider Brady had one of his worst seasons as a pro in 2019, while Tannehill had his best.
Head coach Mike Vrabel believes continuity is important, and bringing Tannehill back instead of taking a chance on Brady is the definition of what Vrabel is looking for.