during tuesday PFT LiveChris Sims and I spilled the beans on potential destinations for quarterback Tom Brady, if he (apparently) intends to continue playing.
The fact that his testimony, which many consider contrived, was only asked for a “timeline” on his decision in a pre-recorded podcast (in my opinion) appears to be an attempt to cover up any fraud before he goes public. A free agent in March – if no compromise has already occurred.
So while coming up with places where he thinks Brady will have a chance to win an eighth championship, Sims mentioned something he hadn’t thought about before.
Wouldn’t that be a thing? Tom Brady, back in Michigan. Tom Brady, 2022 with the Lions team. A Lions team with amazing talent. Quarterback Jared Goff may be able to lead the Lions on a deep run in the postseason, but he can’t take over the top.
Brady has shown he can do that. seven times. And while he’s 46 years old, if the Lions want to finally appear in, and possibly win, a Super Bowl, Brady may give them a better chance to do so than Goff.
I know, I know. Goff doesn’t deserve to be caught suddenly spinning in a storm of speculation. The truth is, when he arrived in Detroit two years ago, no one believed he would be anything more than a short-term solution. Well played for being traded to a team looking for a starter, and after the looming signal-caller’s game of musical chairs is over, there might be a team or two looking for a team.
Beyond football, there is a very real business element to rooting for Brady. He sells every ticket to every game at Ford Field. The Lions also end up with several prime-time games, including several 4:25 p.m. ET contests. In recent years, those games have drawn more viewers than late-night games.
Perhaps this is the way to break the curse of Bobby Laine, who was only 31 years old but looked 46 when the Lions traded him. It would make sense to bring in a quarterback who will probably be 46 but is closer to 31.
At this point, it’s nothing more than a dart simply thrown in the direction of the board. But if (or if) the Lions get a phone call from someone on Brady’s behalf in the coming weeks, it won’t be easy to say no. And finally saying “hell yes” can make a lot of sense.