Former Patriots receiver Danny Amendola can’t see Tom Brady joining Chargers
For the first time in his career, Tom Brady will be an unrestricted free agent when free agency opens up in March — barring an extension or franchise tag. Though the New England Patriots are odds-on favorites to retain the 42-year-old, his status as a free agent leaves room for speculation.
Among the chatter of Twitter and talking head-TV, some believe Brady, a California native, could call Los Angeles home soon. Specifically, he could call himself a Bolt, as the Los Angeles Chargers stand as a speculated destination for the Patriot.
Brady’s former teammate wide receiver Danny Amendola, doesn’t see it happening.
“It’s hard for me to see him in any other jersey than a Patriots jersey, so I’m holding on just like everybody else is,” Amendola said when asked if the Chargers are a viable landing spot for Brady, via Zach Cox of NESN.
While it sounds nice in theory for Brady to go to the Chargers, Los Angeles doesn’t offer much for him. Though the Chargers play in his home state and Los Angeles is a massive market, the team isn’t necessarily competitive. Considering their lack of following in LA, the Chargers seem more likely to bolt out of the City of Angels rather than stay long-term.
Brady could take calls from other teams. Some may offer more than what the Patriots will. However, betting on him leaving is a tough ask. New England is the only place he’s called home in the NFL. The Patriots also offer him a better chance to win than the Chargers.