An interesting wrinkle in the Tennessee Titans future at QB.
It may be a little bit surprising to some that Tom Brady signing with the Tennessee Titans would be contingent on a running back, but Peter King says that Tom Brady won’t come to Nashville without Derrick Henry.
Yesterday I thought this was interesting, but now it seems important to say given what Dan Orlovsky said about Tom Brady and the Tennessee Titans this morning.
The idea floating around that the Titans would have to give Tom Brady so much money that it would hinder their potential for success immediately seems strange. Is Tom Brady really going to squeeze his future team for all he can, all the while knowing that he is going to need as much help as he can get to be successful in the twilight of his career?
I don’t know if that passes the smell test for me. Which is why I wanted to bring up the Peter King quote that I referenced at the beginning of this article:
"Before this past week, I’d say most people in the league thought Brady might flirt with other teams but eventually finish where he started and where he belongs. But by week’s end, there was rising informed speculation the Raiders, Chargers, Colts and Titans (though that cause would be hurt if Derrick Henry leaves in free agency) could be in play for Brady."
If that addendum was important enough to put out there when no other team was tagged with a note, then I imagine that it is pretty important to Brady’s camp.
So it feels safe to say that if the Titans are going to go after Brady, it means that Derrick Henry will end up on the roster for at least two more years.
Whether that is a good or bad thing depends entirely on what you think about 43 year old quarterbacks and 26 year old running backs, but I just thought I would clear up the speculation that Brady would demand so much that the Titans wouldn’t be capable of keeping Henry like Orlovsky said.