RUMOR: Raiders set to offer Tom Brady two-year, $60 million deal
The Las Vegas Raiders were already listed as a team that could pursue Tom Brady in free agency, but now the amount of money they are willing to offer has reportedly surfaced. With a month until the free-agency period, Las Vegas is set to offer Brady a two-year, $60 million deal.
The report of what the Raiders will offer Brady was manufactured by Larry Fitzgerald Sr. Of course, he is the father of Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals. Given his connections within the NFL, Fitzgerald is a pretty reliable source in the media.
As for the offer itself, it shouldn’t come as a surprise due to the current quarterback market. Over the past couple of seasons, contracts for quarterbacks have reached nearly $35 million annually. Even though Brady turns 43-years-old in August, he can still make a difference for a team in need of a quarterback.
The Raiders emerged as a suitor for Brady after he was seen with the owner of the Raiders, Mark Davis. However, the two were seen talking at a UFC event in Las Vegas. While the team moves to Las Vegas in 2020, Jon Gruden would love to coach the greatest quarterback of all-time.
On the other hand, Derek Carr has to be getting nervous about his job security. Carr still has three years remaining on his current contract with the Raiders. Seeing that the Raiders could trade Carr and free up $16.5 million, ridding of him wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility.
Without a doubt, Brady could choose to re-sign with the New England Patriots. However, with the Raiders’ apparent offer being revealed, the Patriots know what it’s going to take to retain him.