Do Bucs Have Best Odds to Sign Brady?
Do the Patriots still have the best odds to re-sign free agent quarterback Tom Brady? If so, who is the non-Patriots team that has the best odds? You might be surprised at the second question.
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook Sportsbook.com, the Patriots still have the best odds to re-sign Brady at 2/3 odds. That said, ESPN’s Mike Reiss reports that New England and Brady have come “no closer to an agreement” in recent days and also notes that there’s an “air of uncertainty throughout the building.” Reiss also confirmed that owner Robert Kraft will not intervene on Brady’s behalf, leaving the decision completely in Bill Belichick’s hands.
The Bucs have the next-best odds behind the Patriots when it comes to signing Brady. Tampa Bay Times’ writer Rick Stroud reports that the Bucs are going “all in” on Brady in free agency and also says that “this is not hype.” Stroud also wrote recently that, “It’s hope. This is fact, not fantasy. This is the plan. This is the Bucs’ play.” That type of reporting reflects the move in odds, as the Titans and Raiders have had better odds in recent weeks when it came to signing Brady, whereas the Bucs were also viewed as a long shot. With Jameis Winston also a free agent, Tampa has a clear need at quarterback.
While the Niners remain an interesting landing spot for Brady, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said earlier this month that he hadn’t head anything from the 49ers about signing the 42-year-old. Rapoport didn’t report that a Brady to San Francisco connection can’t happen, but rather he hasn’t heard anything to indicate he would wind up with the Niners. Brady is from the Bay Area, but the 49ers still have Jimmy Garoppolo, who helped them reach the Super Bowl last season.
In late February, ESPN’s Adam Schefter appeared on the Rich Eisen Show and said that he expected the Titans to “be in the mix” for Brady, who is friends with former teammate and current Tennessee head coach Mike Vrabel. That said, Ryan Tannehill did help save the Titans season a year ago when Marcus Mariota was benched and the former Dolphin took over. Tannehill helped the Titans reach the AFC Championship Game, although most of the heavy lifting was done by running back Derrick Henry in the postseason.
A complete list of teams with odds to roster Tom Brady in Week 1 of the 2020 regular season are below.