UFC president Dana White took to Instagram live to record a phone call between himself and Tom Brady on Wednesday, and during the conversation, White pitched the Las Vegas Raiders to the free-agent quarterback.
UFC President Dana White was on IG Live trying to convince Tom Brady to sign with the Las Vegas #Raiders.
Brady: “I don’t know what the future holds. Right now, I’m just trying to be patient through the process.”https://t.co/ppbajJnwZR
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) March 4, 2020
The Raiders have consistently been mentioned as one of the top contenders to steal Brady away from the New England Patriots, but it’s hard to see the fit at the moment.
Las Vegas is coming off of a season in which it went just 7-9 and missed the playoffs, due largely in part to the fact that the Raiders lacked weapons in the passing game (sound familiar?).
While tight end Darren Waller had a breakout campaign, the club’s options at wide receivers were very thin, as it was basically Tyrell Williams, Hunter Renfrow and not much else.
Of course, that could always change in free agency, but if the Raiders do end up signing Brady, he would eat into their cap room quite a bit, which would make it difficult for Las Vegas to supply him with capable weapons.
Not only that, but Brady will be 43 years old at the start of next season, and the Raiders are clearly a rebuilding team. It would probably make more sense for Las Vegas to stick with the 28-year-old Derek Carr, who has been, at the very least, a consistent contributor for the Raiders under center.
Brady has spent the first 20 seasons of his NFL career with the Patriots, leading the club to six Super Bowl titles. While Brady leaving New England seems unfathomable, it does appear to be a real possibility this offseason.