The Case for Tom Brady:
Speaking of Super Bowl appearances…
If the rumors are true, and Brady is looking for a new team to call home, he’ll be taking a good deal of hardware along with him.
Nine AFC Titles and Six Super Bowl rings over his 20-year career prove, if nothing else, that Tom Brady knows how to win. The Titans could use some of that winning culture that Brady has made look routine at this point in his football career.
Much of what Brady has done with the New England Patriots has looked routine at this point in his career, and not just the playoff success. Sure, he has had the benefit of more than a few elite defenses on his side, but Brady’s offenses with the Patriots haven’t exactly been sitting idly by waiting to get carried to the finish line.
With Brady under center, the Patriots averaged the seventh-most points in the NFL (ahead of the Titans by three spots), thanks in large part to a 4,000-yard passing season from the old man.
Brady was able to do this without much help on the offensive side of the ball, at least compared to what Tennessee has on their roster. The much-hyped Patriots receiving trio of Antonio Brown, Josh Gordon, and Julian Edelman lasted about three and a half seconds together, leaving behind only Edelman and a collection of underwhelming, rotational players as the Patriots pass catchers.
In New England, Brady would get the chance to build on his solid 20th season with a cast of talented skill position players. Not just Derrick Henry, but AJ Brown, Adam Humphries, and Jonnu Smith would give Brady a supporting cast talented enough to let the veteran work his winning ways.
If he could be even a fraction of what his legacy shows he can be, he would be worth rolling the dice for as an “all-in, win-now” move at quarterback. Just maybe not for a long contract.