Since the New England Patriots playoff run came to an end in the Wildcard round to the Titans, the Las Vegas Raiders were seemingly the heavy favorite to land him in free agency.
Tom Brady is a Tampa Bay Buccaneer, and that is likely because the Raiders had lost interest in bringing him aboard, according to The Athletic’s Vic Tafur.
Tafur acknowledges that the Raiders weren’t willing to spend the $50M guaranteed like the Bucs did as the “game film the last two years just didn’t warrant that in the Raiders’ minds.”
The Raiders ended up signing Marcus Mariota in free agency, but nobody seems to think he is a threat to Derek Carr’s job.
Brady threw 24 touchdowns against eight interceptions last season, While Carr tossed for 21 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He also added 82 rushing yards and two touchdowns.