By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com
You know, maybe it's a good thing that the coronavirus pandemic has shut down American sports. We've all been too busy following the Bruins, the Celtics, Red Sox scandals, college basketball and hockey, UFC and boxing, the start of the golf season, the Boston Marathon. It's finally, mercifully time to get to what we've been waiting for the right time to address.
Finally, we can begin discussing Tom Brady and his football future.
The Patriots quarterback is barely more than 48 hours away from becoming an unrestricted free agent. There's been a deluge of rumors and potential suitors to come out over the past two months. It's really a shame that there was too much to talk about that we couldn't get to it until now.
You may have been too inundated with other sports to know that the Raiders and Chargers intended to pursue Brady, and that Los Angeles would be interested in building a TB12 clinic. Perhaps a pair of excellent seasons for the Bruins and Celtics distracted you from the 49ers seeming to make a late push for Brady before reportedly not showing any interest in signing him. It's quite possible you completely missed the subtle campaigning going on in Tampa Bay as the Buccaneers emerged as a suitor. And you most certainly may be stunned to know that the Titans like the continuity they have with Ryan Tannehill and they eschewed jilting him for Brady by giving him a four-year extension, despite all the obvious signs that they were taking the plunge for Tom.
Good news: you've just been updated. You can now espouse a reasonably informed Brady take. Obviously you've been holding it in because there's been so much else to cover. But you're safe now. In a time of national crisis, the show is going on in NFL free agency. The league year is beginning on time, as scheduled. The first deals of free agency don't need to get done in person, anyway.
Brady is one of those deals that can be handled remotely. And the best news is we can all discuss it remotely too. The world is more connected than ever. Which only makes it more shocking that we've been able to hold off on #BradyWatch until now.
Where will TB12 call his football home in 2020? Unfortunately, we may not know for sure for about 3,300 minutes. The Bucs, Chargers, and Raiders have yet to be ruled out. Surely the Patriots weren't already ruled out months ago. It's the great question of the NFL offseason and the biggest story in sports.
Especially now that every other sport is on hold right now. Good! All kinds of time to dissect every detail of the Brady situation. It's about time we get to the bottom of this, folks.
It's about time we start talking about Brady.
Matt Dolloff is a digital producer for 985TheSportsHub.com. Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Have a news tip, question, or comment for Matt? Follow him on Twitter @mattdolloff or email him at [email protected].