For years, Tom Brady has been linked to a move to the San Francisco 49ers.
He grew up rooting for them and idolizing Joe Montana, and it’s not a secret that he wanted to play at Levi’s Stadium once he left the New England Patriots.
Notably, the Niners could’ve been way more competitive against the Philadelphia Eagles if they had a starting-caliber quarterback on the field, and there’s a chance they may have even upset them.
But they’ll now have three healthy quarterbacks next season in Trey Lance, Jimmy Garoppolo, and Brock Purdy, so maybe pursuing Brady isn’t the wisest choice right now.
Even if they wind up finding a trade suitor for one or two of the aforementioned players, NFL analyst Jamie Erdahl believes the Niners don’t make as much sense for Brady as the Las Vegas Raiders:
“There are other teams that fit better,” Erdhal said. “I think geographically for him; I think his connection to Raiders and Josh McDaniels, like — there’s a need there at quarterback. The Las Vegas market just as a whole and knowing Tom Brady’s entrepreneurial endeavors — if you will — it feels like a fit may be in the new Silicon Valley.”
Do the 49ers make sense as a potential landing spot for Tom Brady?
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— Good Morning Football (@gmfb) January 31, 2023
She couldn’t have made a better point right there.
Even though there were rumors of a complicated relationship between Brady and McDaniels, they did win six Super Bowls together, and you could argue there’s no better market for the sports industry than Las Vegas, the sports mecca.
The Raiders will move on from Derek Carr and still have some areas of improvement on their roster, but adding Brady, with their weapons, would make them contenders nearly right away.
The Niners could and should be in the mix for an upgrade at the QB position to put an end to their championship drought, but they have to think long-term instead of pursuing a 45-year-old.NEXT: NFL Insider Reveals Surprising Derek Carr Information