Tom Brady is leaving the Pats. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon, and for the rest of your life, Patriots fans.
Colin enraged millions of Brady loving Pats loyals yesterday when he mentioned that Jimmy Garoppolo’s first game was so impressive that the Patriots will have a decision to make in a year or two. Re-sign Tom Brady for one last run, or set yourself up for 10 years with what appears to be a worthy heir in Jimmy G.
“Brady would never leave!”
You think Belichick is signing him to a Kobe contract for lifetime commitment to the organization? That’s adorably ignorant.
Picture this. Jimmy Garoppolo goes 4 – 0 and looks impressive in his starts. Let’s assume Brady comes back and goes 8 – 4 and doesn’t make the Super Bowl. Who’s the most popular guy in Boston then?
Here’s a clue, he just beat the Cardinals on the road in his NFL debut and has dreamy eyes that can make you feel like you’re the only person in the room when he makes direct eye contact with you (according to multiple reports). It’s OK Brady lovers, it’s not your fault. It’s not your fault.
Today in The Herd, Colin speculated that if Brady and the Pats split, he’s not going just anywhere. If you take into account all the factors Brady would consider, on and off the field, the process of elimination leaves four real contenders in the Tomstakes.
Here are the four teams Colin thinks Brady could end up with, and the reasons why.
4. Arizona – Carson Palmer’s clock is ticking faster than Brady’s. If they’re both available at the same time, it’s not a tough decision. It’s a competently managed organization that drafts well. Bruce Arians is respected league wide as an offensive mind, and the Cardinals have a quality defense. Add an indoor stadium to throw in, and moderate winter weather, and the result would be a lot more impressive than Emmitt Smith’s career ending stint.
3. Houston – The Texans have a talented roster on both sides of the ball, and an elite weapon in DeAndre Hopkins. Brady’s had a great working relationship with Bill O’Brien (other than that whole sideline thing where they tried to kill each other). Brady would be instantly comfortable with O’Brien’s offense and get a lot of leash. Osweiler gets a two year window to show he’s the guy, if he isn’t cutting it and Brady’s on the market, interest will certainly be shown.
2. San Francisco – Brady’s a California kid from San Mateo. Chip Kelly’s had success with QB’s off the scrap heap, even a declining Brady is a huge upgrade. Brady’s quick release is perfect for Chip, and he’s comfortable running up tempo/no huddle. If San Fran is a mess in a couple of years forget it, but, if they improve, don’t rule it out.
- The Cowboys – America’s Team signs Tom Terrific. It gives you goosebumps. Football is the key reason Brady chooses the Cowboys. Stars everywhere. Dez, Ezekiel Elliott in his prime, and the best O-line in the NFL. A historic NFL franchise that hasn’t won in the playoffs? Enter Tom Brady and watch it play out 10 times in primetime.
Here’s Colin’s full take on his four potential destinations for Brady.
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) September 14, 2016