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    Baph,

    Just curious on your thoughts, although probably not highly likely.

    https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/t...aves-patriots/

    Tom Brady focused only on the present, but expect him to eye Los Angeles if he leaves Patriots

    While Tom Brady's future became a major topic of conversation around the NFL this week, the future Hall of Fame quarterback is focused solely on trying to win a record seventh Lombardi Trophy in New England. However, should he look to play elsewhere in 2020, several sources who know him well believe there would be one team to clearly watch: the Los Angeles Chargers.

    The prospect of Brady, 42, playing as anything but a Patriot is hard for many to get their heads around, and it's something Brady himself wouldn't even discuss with his family until well after this season. Most of the teams expected to be in need of a quarterback wouldn't garner any attention from him (Cincinnati, Tampa, rebuilding Miami, Tennessee), but the Chargers would have a unique appeal to Brady on multiple levels, the sources said, while it's also something the league would covet given the Chargers' current struggles to sell PSLs and sponsorships at the glistening new stadium they will share with the Rams in Inglewood beginning next fall.

    Brady's contract is structured to void in March, and he cannot be franchise tagged. It's worth noting that Brady and the Patriots structured it that way in order to provide extreme flexibility should a new collective bargaining agreement be finalized early in 2020, as many are anticipating, that could have new measures for computing the salary cap charges on quarterbacks and could have benefits for both team and player. It does also provide the ability to test the free-agent market for the first time in his near 20-year career as well.

    Brady trains often in Southern California and has family in that state. He has held spring passing camps there, his business partner and trainer lives there (Alex Guerrero) as does his throwing specialist (Tom House). Brady has also become increasingly engrossed in Hollywood, with a second career looming perhaps in large-scale productions. Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season, and L.A. already has key pieces on offense in place and a defense that has shined recently when not ravaged by injuries.


    The Inglewood facility is expected to be the place to be, and be seen, once constructed, and some who know Brady could see the challenge of rebooting that town as a football market appealing to the quarterback. It would make Chargers games a hot ticket and could conjure images of what the Kings locker room was like when Wayne Gretzky landed there, or what LeBron James has done for the Lakers. Brady would not have to be away from his family for playing, practices or his other business ventures, and if he wants to truly play until he is 45, of all of the possible locales the Chargers were the one sources kept coming back to.

    It would be a boon for the league to have its biggest star in that market at such an imperative time, and at this point the Patriots have been going year-to-year anyway with key pieces on the roster, coaching staff and front office. Rob Gronkowski retired this year, Josh McDaniels will again be a hot name for head coaching jobs (some wonder if a McDaniels/Brady combo in Los Angeles would be in order), personnel executive Nick Caserio was ready to leave a year ago and is virtually certain to be elsewhere in 2020, and Bill Belichick, who is approaching age 70, could also opt to retire or try something else come 2020.

    There are numerous factors at play, and this is all speculative at this time. But the Chargers provide a unique opportunity on multiple levels, and if any of this does play out, seem like the obvious team to focus on to many close to the quarterback.
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  • #2
    That’s a nice idea but he’s going to get murdered playing a broncos defense twice the year lol

    In all seriousness I’d like to see that happen, Because it would answer a lot of questions on his skill as a QB and durability away from Bill Belichick and Josh McDaniels.
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    • #3
      Fake news...
      Super Bowl Wins: Brady - 6 Elway - 2 Manning - 2 (played well in none and took HGH)

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Sam_Z View Post
        That’s a nice idea but he’s going to get murdered playing a broncos defense twice the year lol

        In all seriousness I’d like to see that happen, Because it would answer a lot of questions on his skill as a QB and durability away from Bill Belichick and Josh McDaniels.
        Just to be clear, you’d use TB’s performance at age 43 to clarify his skills and durability? Again, at age 43?

        OK - carry on.....

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Mainrnxile View Post
          Just to be clear, you’d use TB’s performance at age 43 to clarify his skills and durability? Again, at age 43?

          OK - carry on.....
          So you’re prejudice towards his age now?

          Let me ask, how old are you?
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mainrnxile View Post
            Just to be clear, you’d use TB’s performance at age 43 to clarify his skills and durability? Again, at age 43?

            OK - carry on.....
            Sammy thinks Brady is a system QB, so Brady failing LA would fit his narrative...
            Super Bowl Wins: Brady - 6 Elway - 2 Manning - 2 (played well in none and took HGH)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Sam_Z View Post

              Let me ask, how old are you?
              We know how old you are...
              Super Bowl Wins: Brady - 6 Elway - 2 Manning - 2 (played well in none and took HGH)

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              • #8
                Did Peyton Manning not win a Super Bowl based on his football Smarts?

                I think we could all agree that Peyton Manning was a shell of himself when he won Super Bowl 50.

                I’m also pretty sure that you guys would also agree that if it was Osweiler starting behind that horrific offensive line that the Broncos may not win Super Bowl 50.

                So what is your argument? Are you guys saying Tom Brady is no longer football smart enough to win with another team?
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by TommyBrady12 View Post
                  We know how old you are...
                  Am I supposed to feel insulted by that stupid comment?

                  And if your attempting to question my maturity, You don’t see me putting three laughing emoji’s on here laughing all day like an idiot would over something so elementary.
                  Last edited by Sam_Z; 10-31-2019, 11:51 AM.
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                  • #10
                    This one makes some sense to me. The Chargers have a load of weapons, and their D should improve when Ingram and James are back to playing level. Plus it could enhance ticket sales, which means the owner(s) would be willing to spread the wealth.

                    I think Tom and his wife are California types, if that makes any sense.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Stackhouser View Post
                      Baph,

                      Just curious on your thoughts, although probably not highly likely.

                      https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/t...aves-patriots/

                      Tom Brady focused only on the present, but expect him to eye Los Angeles if he leaves Patriots

                      While Tom Brady's future became a major topic of conversation around the NFL this week, the future Hall of Fame quarterback is focused solely on trying to win a record seventh Lombardi Trophy in New England. However, should he look to play elsewhere in 2020, several sources who know him well believe there would be one team to clearly watch: the Los Angeles Chargers.

                      The prospect of Brady, 42, playing as anything but a Patriot is hard for many to get their heads around, and it's something Brady himself wouldn't even discuss with his family until well after this season. Most of the teams expected to be in need of a quarterback wouldn't garner any attention from him (Cincinnati, Tampa, rebuilding Miami, Tennessee), but the Chargers would have a unique appeal to Brady on multiple levels, the sources said, while it's also something the league would covet given the Chargers' current struggles to sell PSLs and sponsorships at the glistening new stadium they will share with the Rams in Inglewood beginning next fall.

                      Brady's contract is structured to void in March, and he cannot be franchise tagged. It's worth noting that Brady and the Patriots structured it that way in order to provide extreme flexibility should a new collective bargaining agreement be finalized early in 2020, as many are anticipating, that could have new measures for computing the salary cap charges on quarterbacks and could have benefits for both team and player. It does also provide the ability to test the free-agent market for the first time in his near 20-year career as well.

                      Brady trains often in Southern California and has family in that state. He has held spring passing camps there, his business partner and trainer lives there (Alex Guerrero) as does his throwing specialist (Tom House). Brady has also become increasingly engrossed in Hollywood, with a second career looming perhaps in large-scale productions. Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season, and L.A. already has key pieces on offense in place and a defense that has shined recently when not ravaged by injuries.


                      The Inglewood facility is expected to be the place to be, and be seen, once constructed, and some who know Brady could see the challenge of rebooting that town as a football market appealing to the quarterback. It would make Chargers games a hot ticket and could conjure images of what the Kings locker room was like when Wayne Gretzky landed there, or what LeBron James has done for the Lakers. Brady would not have to be away from his family for playing, practices or his other business ventures, and if he wants to truly play until he is 45, of all of the possible locales the Chargers were the one sources kept coming back to.

                      It would be a boon for the league to have its biggest star in that market at such an imperative time, and at this point the Patriots have been going year-to-year anyway with key pieces on the roster, coaching staff and front office. Rob Gronkowski retired this year, Josh McDaniels will again be a hot name for head coaching jobs (some wonder if a McDaniels/Brady combo in Los Angeles would be in order), personnel executive Nick Caserio was ready to leave a year ago and is virtually certain to be elsewhere in 2020, and Bill Belichick, who is approaching age 70, could also opt to retire or try something else come 2020.

                      There are numerous factors at play, and this is all speculative at this time. But the Chargers provide a unique opportunity on multiple levels, and if any of this does play out, seem like the obvious team to focus on to many close to the quarterback.
                      Is bellycheat going to come here too? If not there is no reason to bring him here.
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                      • #12
                        I don't even think Brady is a better quarterback than Rivers at this point.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Spice 1 View Post
                          I don't even think Brady is a better quarterback than Rivers at this point.
                          Spice2, brilliant...you do realize there is more to a football player's worth than stats, right?
                          Super Bowl Wins: Brady - 6 Elway - 2 Manning - 2 (played well in none and took HGH)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by TommyBrady12 View Post
                            Spice2, brilliant...you do realize there is more to a football player's worth than stats, right?
                            lol. I knew you couldn't count.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by TommyBrady12 View Post
                              Spice2, brilliant...you do realize there is more to a football player's worth than stats, right?
                              yeah and there is more to a players' success than just being a good player, too. like having the best coach in sports. i would not take brady on my team at this point unless rivers was to retire then maybe for a year rental. wait a second *looks at chargers OL* nevermind, no i wouldn't, i would go with tyrod taylor instead.
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