Zolak & Bertrand

Zolak & Bertrand

Zolak & Bertrand

Could you picture the future Hall of Famer in the Detroit Lions Honolulu blue?

Would Tom Brady return to the state where he once starred for the University of Michigan?

Are the Detroit Lions a realistic option?

Only Brady truly knows what he’ll do this offseason but that won’t stop the endless reporting and speculating. The latest speculation churned out in the sports media factory this week is courtesy of NBC’s Chris Simms.

Scott Zolak‘s immediate reaction when asked about the possibility of Brady to Detroit was “No Way!” After giving it some thought he thinks it could really cement his legacy.

“If he wins with THAT franchise after turning around the lowly Bucs, it would put Brady on an even higher plane than he already sits,” said Zolak. “It makes me think of Kurt Warner going to the Arizona Cardinals and turning that franchise into a winner with younger weapons.’

Where will Brady land in Free Agency? Here’s our first installment of Brady Watch.

  • Brady Watch

  • Brady to Lions: Why it could work

    1. Weapons at Wide Receiver

    Brady loves having his weapons and the Lions are stocked with some elite offensive talent.

    Despite being banged up all season, second year wideout Amon-Ra St. Brown had 106 catches for over 1,100 yards and 6 Touchdowns establishing himself as a legitimate threat.

    Their 2022 first round pick, Jameson Williams, sat out most of the year recovering from a knee injury suffered in college. When he finally got on the field he showed why he was worthy of a top pick…

  • 2. TWELVE Indoor Games

    If Tom Brady signed with the Lions he would only have to play 5 games outdoors during the 2023 season. In addition to their 8 games at Ford Field, Detroit takes their annual trip to Minnesota and has games in Dallas, New Orleans and Los Angeles.

  • 3. Protection

    No Quarterback likes to be hit. A 46 year old QB likes being hit even less. The Lions have themselves a stout offensive line led by Left Tackle (and occasionally pass catcher) Penei Sewell. They also feature former first round picks Taylor Decker and Frank Ragnow.

  • 4. Cap Space

    The Lions have anywhere between $15-$18 Million in Cap Space depending on which source you cite. They can create another $20 Million by cutting QB Jared Goff. Detroit is currently scheduled to have just over 300k in Dead Money on their 2023 cap so they have plenty of wiggle room to maneuver which could allow Brady to bring in some friends as we know he likes to do.

  • Brady to Lions: Why it won’t work

    1. Because, Lions

    Although the Lions were one of the most exciting teams down the stretch this season, they are still the Lions. The franchise that has only won 1 playoff game in the modern era. That might be too much for even Brady to overcome.

  • 2. Dan Campbell

    Can you picture Brady loving the “Ra-Ra” coaching style of Dan Campbell? The antics might get old after a while for TB12.

  • 3. Youth

    The Lions had the 2nd youngest roster in the NFL in 2022. They only had one player over the age of 30 on the roster, Michael Brockers. Brady had already been to 5 Super Bowls and played a dozen seasons before Brockers ever stepped on an NFL field.

    Brady has more in common with a coaching staff of contemporaries. Aaron Glenn, Duce Staley, Hank Fraley and Antwaan Randle El are all members of Detroit’s coaching staff.

  • 4. Mark Brunell

    Can the Lions QB Coach work with Brady after being so torn up over the events of the Deflategate saga?

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