Raiders and Chargers told to throw chequebook at ‘gamechanger’ Tom Brady
Tom Brady would be a ‘gamechanger’ signing for the Raiders or the Chargers, according to NFL insider Jay Glazer.
Brady may have played his last game for the New England Patriots after they were knocked out of the play-offs in the wild card round by the Tennessee Titans.
The 42-year-old will become a free agent in March if he does not renew his deal with the Patriots and, despite rumours he could retire, Brady is adamant he will play on.
If he does depart New England, Glazer believes the Raiders, who are set to relocate to Las Vegas next season, or the Chargers should try and sign the six-time Super Bowl champion.
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“A lot of people think that he’s going to go back to the Patriots and it would certainly fit but I think they have to pay him,” Glazer wrote in the Athletic .
“If I’m a team like the Raiders or the Chargers and I need to fill up my stadium and my fanbase, I am absolutely, without a doubt, going to go and say, “Mr. Brady, here’s the offense. You tell us what the offense is. You help devise it and Mr. Brady, here’s our chequebook. You fill it out”.
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“I know it’s going to be hard for Jon Gruden to do that but he’s the greatest quarterback in the history of the NFL, the most marketable guy there is. He’s a gamechanger for a franchise. Season tickets. Marketing.
“I would open up my chequebook for him if I was a team like the Chargers or the Raiders, who are moving to Las Vegas, and especially if I want him to teach a young quarterback how to be a quarterback. I think it’s a no-brainer — you pay the man.”
Meanwhile, Brady has remained tight-lipped over his future, telling Westwood One with Jim Gray : “The contract things, a week after the season, I would say these things haven't even started to pick up. It's really not my concern at this point.
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“It's been about decompressing and resting my mind a little bit and resting my body and spending time with the people who have supported me over the last six months.
“I love playing football. I love playing for this organization. I really don't know what it looks like moving forward, and I'm just taking it day to day.”
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