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Sep 15, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady points at the line during the second half against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

Sep 15, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady points at the line during the second half against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. (Jasen Vinlove/USA TODAY Sports)

By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com

There seems to be a new Tom Brady rumor every single day.

In the last week alone, the 42-year-old pending free agent has been connected to both Las Vegas and Tennessee. The Miami Dolphins, however, were one of the first teams brought up when these Brady rumors first began to fly.

It was a seemingly out-of-nowhere pick, even when you considered Miami’s allure as a destination city for the Brady family as well as the future of TB12 Sports, and some of the familiar faces that would have greeted Brady in South Beach, such as head coach Brian Flores and offensive coordinator Chad O’Shea (the Dolphins fired him shortly into #BradyWatch).

But not even Dolphins owner Stephen Ross understands why Tom Brady would leave the Patriots to come to Miami.

“We’re a team that is now rebuilding and I don’t know why he’d really want to come to the Dolphins,” Ross admitted. “He’s a fierce competitor. He’s a great quarterback. He’s the greatest of all time.”

Ross repeatedly mentioned the idea of ‘building’ for the future, essentially saying in not so many words that Miami would not be the ideal place for Brady to continue his quest for a seventh championship should he leave the Patriots. It even seemed like Ross was more on board with the idea of bringing Ryan Fitzpatrick (he’ll be 38 next year) back for another run with Miami more than he was interested in the idea of welcoming Brady. You’re talking about an obvious difference in expectations there when you bring in Fitzpatrick over Brady, of course, but it’s also a real look into the club’s approach right now, which is 100 percent focused on the future, not the present. That is not what’s best for Brady, and Ross isn’t shying away from that.

He also seemed a little confused as to why it’s become such a hot topic in recent weeks.

“I don’t know why that’s what everybody is writing about,” Ross said of the Brady-to-Miami rumors. “Hey, people need something to write about. But, you know…”

In this case, that “you know” means we can probably stop talking about it.

Ty Anderson is a writer and columnist for 985TheSportsHub.com. Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Yell at him on Twitter: @_TyAnderson.