One of the biggest stories of the NFL offseason is the future of Tom Brady.
Brady, who has spent his entire 20-year career with the New England Patriots, is poised to test the waters of free agency for the very first time. Where and if Brady should go has become a hot topic across sports media.
Enter Fox Sports Radio’s Jason Smith. Smith suggested the New York Football Giants sign the 42-year-old Brady.
Read that again: Smith suggested the New York Football Giants sign the 42-year-old Brady.
There is some “logic” to it. The Giants will begin 2020 without Eli Manning on the roster, placing the franchise firmly in the hands of 22-year-old Daniel Jones. The Giants’ new head coach, Joe Judge, spent the past eight seasons as the Patriots’ special teams coordinator and wide receivers coach.
“How about the Giants replacing Eli Manning with Tom Brady? He could get a three- or four-year contract,” Smith said Wednesday. “Joe Judge just took over, who was a wide receivers coach in New England. Brady is not going to play off the map somewhere in a place like Tennessee. He’s a big star and an icon, and by being in New York, Brady can be a star on and off the field and (wife) Gisele can continue to do things she wants to do in the entertainment mecca of the United States.
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“Brady is not going to Carolina just because it’s a ‘good fit’. He’s either going to New York or Los Angeles. The Giants will do something and either move Daniel Jones or have him sit behind Brady for a year or two. The Giants would offer everything Brady needs to continue his career, and the NFC East is one of the weakest divisions in football.”
Brady will turn 43 during training camp. He is definitely closer to the sunset of his career than the sunrise. It is inconceivable to imagine a scenario in which he would leave the team he won six Super Bowls with to join the team that handed him two of the three Super Bowl losses he suffered.
In addition, why would the Giants want to bring Brady in? They said goodbye to Manning a few weeks ago, turning the reins of the team over to Jones. Bringing in Brady would create confusion and a quarterback controversy this franchise simply doesn’t need. Smith’s speculation is up there with Jimmy Hoffa being buried underneath one of the end zones at the former Giants Stadium.