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Jan 4, 2020; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws the ball against the Tennessee Titans during the second quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

By Alex Barth,

At noon on Monday, #BradyWatch really, truly, officially began with the start of the NFL’s legal tampering period.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that Tom Brady’s market consists of three teams. The Los Angeles Chargers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers will ‘inquire,’ and the Patriots remain in the mix.

CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora followed that up half an hour later saying the Bucs’ interest in Brady is ‘real and sincere.’ He also clarified that, for now, that is a one-sided feeling.

‘Inquire’ feels like the term teams use when they’re doing their due diligence, looking into something that likely won’t happen. The report out of Tampa reads as a bit desperate.

It’s still all in Brady’s hands, but right now the market seems as dry as it’s been reported in recent days.

Alex Barth is a writer and digital producer for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Thoughts? Comments? Questions? Hate mail? Let him hear it on Twitter @RealAlexBarth or via email at