By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to Larry Fitzgerald Sr., the long-time Minnesota journalist, the Las Vegas Raiders are willing to offer free agent quarterback Tom Brady a contract. Fitzgerald said they’re willing to offer a two-year, $60 million deal.
There was a report previously this off-season that Brady wanted $30 million per season. If that is indeed his asking price, it’ll be unlikely that the Patriots sign him, as he has reportedly asked for help, too.
If this is a legit opportunity — it’s coming from someone, who is known league-wide, and covered multiple Super Bowls — it would mean that the Raiders are willing to reach out to Brady on March 16th. That’s the first day teams can talk to agents about free agents.
Fitzgerald Sr. is also the father of future Hall of Famer Larry Fitzgerald Jr.
Brady has been mentioned as a quarterback for the Los Angeles Chargers if he were to leave the Patriots. The Chargers are in need of a quarterback, as they have parted ways with free agent quarterback Philip Rivers, who moved his family permanently to Florida, sometime after the New Year.
The Raiders; on the other hand, are in a predicament if they were to pursue Brady. It’ll mean they have a star quarterback for their new move to Las Vegas, Nevada and their new stadium.
But it would also mean that they would have to more than likely trade Derek Carr. With GM Mike Mayock and head coach Jon Gruden working together, you never know what they’ll do.
They have been unpredictable since they have partnered together.
With Carr as their quarterback under Gruden, he has gone 11-21 in the two seasons. He has also gone 742 of 1,066 for 8,103 yards with 40 touchdown passes and 18 interceptions.
During the same time period, Brady has gone 23-9 in the last two regular seasons. He has gone 748 of 1,183 for 8,412 yards with 53 touchdowns and 19 interceptions.
Gruden has been known to say that his next quarterback is his best quarterback. If he signs with the Raiders, he’ll work with a great football mind in Gruden — and maybe the two will open up the playbook even more than they could with Carr.
It’ll definitely be an option. But would Brady’s wife Gisele Bündchen approve of the move?
Also, would Brady want to go to a division, where he likely won’t be the top team? That’ll be a factor, too. The Kansas City Chiefs — the reigning Super Bowl Champions — reside in the AFC West with the Raiders.