The Brady-Saints Rumor/Report

June 24th, 2021

Man, Joe has seen this live take on ESPN TV get overblown and misdirected over the last 24 hours.

Jeff Darlington is BSPN’s guy when it comes to Tom Brady. Darlington has an in with Brady’s camp (he openly talks about it) and has broken multiple Brady-related stories through the years.

Brady made headlines earlier this week when a promotional video emerged from HBO pimping Brady’s appearance tomorrow on “The Shop.” In the edited clip, Brady appeared to say one NFL team was foolish for keeping their “motherfu**er” at quarterback and passing on him.

That set off loads of speculation, and Darlington jumped in to tell everyone the Saints were super hot on Brady’s trail and should regret not signing him.

Well, duh. If the Saints had Brady, the Bucs likely would have had Teddy Bridgewater or Jameis Winston.

You can hear Darlington’s full take below. He does not say the Saints were the team Brady referred to on HBO. He does explain how “internally” the Raiders were hot in the pants for Brady.

Joe just thinks this is all a giant yawn.

Of course, teams were interested in Brady. But “interest” and hard offers and real desire are very different things.

Joe has no doubt that the Bucs were all-in from Day 1 and Brady felt thoroughly fantastic about making a quick commitment to Tampa Bay.

23 Responses to “The Brady-Saints Rumor/Report”

  1. DrunkInYbor Says:

    Ii see the talking heads have used Brady’s one sentence. To create about 30 segments of dumb speculation. What happens to good sports talk on t.v. Oh well there’s always Sirius and local radio.

  2. Duane Says:

    I agree its just a story. Most teams would have at least considered Brady, and that would include New Orleans in particular, IF, there was concern of Brees calling it quits. Bigger story is still that he chose Tampa, and actually won.

  3. Tackleblockwin Says:

    I think there is a 0% chance that Brady would refer to Brees as a MFer.

  4. PassingThru Says:

    The Saints were only an option if Brees retired. Brees earned the right as to when to call it a career. They did the right thing to stand by their guy.

    New England did it the wrong way which is why Brady is in Tampa Bay.

    There was definitely interest from the Raiders, and interest from Chicago. Chicago bowed out after that initial interest when they decided to double-down on Mitch Trubisky. That’s the problem, the Chicago GM was the same guy who took Trubisky over Mahomes. I think that had a lot do with that weird decision. Oakland had a shot, supposedly they had concerns about age and degradation of performance. Brady’s last season in New England wasn’t good, and most of the fools thought it had something to do with Brady. It didn’t, the New England offensive line was often unstable and poor while the WRs and TEs were the absolute worst in the NFL.

    I thought the top destinations were: New Orleans, Chicago and Tampa Bay. Oakland had a roster of JAGs, led by a clown. There was no way in Hell that Brady was heading for Indy, not after the Deflategate BS that Indy whipped up.

  5. Bird Says:

    Brady would not have made that comment about brees so not saints

    Maybe it was raiders and carr

    I still think it was 49ers and Garrapolo cause i am sure there is some bad blood there with belichick wanting garrapolo in future and older brady not so much

    Plus 49ers were good teAm (to many injuries) that brady could have pushed to super bowl
    Plus brady from CA and grew up joe Montana fan

  6. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    If the Aints had landed Brady they woulda won the Super Bowl hands down but they didn’t so it don’t matter and why would he even consider them when they still had Brees? Don’t make sense

  7. Youngbucs Says:

    Just thinking about not having Brady here🤢🤮. People would still be pushing that false hope.

  8. Bucs since 76 Says:

    I think Brady’s wife wanted to go to a warm weather site. The fact that Tampa had the offensive players and no state income tax made them the favorite. Also, the defense improved as the season went and Brady’s leadership led to a Super Bowl win. I also think Brady and B A are now the same page makes go for two a real possibility.

  9. Swampbuc Says:

    Anything to make the slimy Saints look worse.

  10. Pine Hills Says:

    I’d always heard TB was leaning towards LA.
    Rams or Chargers.
    Cali is so screwed up, tho.
    High taxes, high crime, droughts and earthquakes.

  11. Batman Says:

    It seems like, if it were the Saints (which only were in play to the extent Brees was going to retire prior to the 2020 season, which he didn’t), then Brady would’ve been talking about Teddy Bridgewater or even Taysom Hill. But probably Bridgewater. Which, frankly, makes sense.

  12. 74 Bucs Fan Says:

    Colin Cowherd had a great breakdown about this and points directly to the Bears and Mitch Trubisky as the MOFO that a team was “sticking with” at that particular time. Makes the most sense to me. And Brady is dead on about that MOFO.

  13. Rod Munch Says:

    The Bucs were not signing noodle armed Teddy Bridgewater who is afraid to throw downfield — he’s the guy who was going to run a deep ball offense. LOL! Talk about your fake news nonsense.

  14. Rod Munch Says:

    As for the team Brady is talking about, if I was to guess, it would be the 49ers since that was Brady’s first choice. They instead stuck with Brady’s backup and it cost them, bigly.

    In any case I’m thinking Brady is quite happy with how things turned out.

  15. mark2001 Says:

    We fans lose perspective sometimes. These guys are professionals…they go where they have the best opportunity to check off all the boxes they desire in their professional career. They aren’t “married” to any franchise. Packer fans are having a particular problem with understanding that…Lombardi coaching elsewhere at the end of his career… Favre becoming a Viking…. Rodgers wanting out the door. And they live in denial because everyone playing in the green and gold doesn’t always want to be there…. and fandom is a different thing.

    Brady’s happy here…we are happy he is here. Enjoy the success of these years, fans. A player might play elsewhere? Shocking.

  16. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Their envy has gotten so bad they have stooped to ‘Tampa Bay almost didn’t get Brady’ level. That’s like saying if I had scored more points than you, I would have won.

  17. Lets Roll Says:

    What was the quote exactly? “Man I can’t believe they are keeping that blank”. Are we sure he was not talking about the BLANK in the White House?

  18. Anonymous Says:

    I almost won the lottery. Only missed 7 numbers.

  19. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    I love your take, PassingThru! The media professionals in general easily overthink these things.

    Love your comment also, Anonymous. LOL!

  20. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    LetsRoll just had to bring in a political jab here. Why? What does the topic have to do with the price of tea in China, anyway?

    I’m a sports fan. Luv my Bucs, win or lose! Peace out! 🙃

  21. Mike Says:

    It must be the 49ers, its coach is the first to declare they prefer their QB to TB. That team has all the weapons to reach SB.

  22. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Brady is a California Boy, and would never call Brees a MoFo.
    It has to be the 49ers, because there is bad blood between Brady and Garappolo from their days in New England.

  23. steve gaudreau Says:

    Naa if it was my 2¢ my guess would be the Titans. Here in New England there was a lot of goofing around with Mike Vrabel and Julian Edelman and various reports of him being interested in playing in Tennessee for various reasons. The biggest being closer to NYC and his son Jack, second being that he could compliment the run game with his passing but Vrabel was going to stick with….. Tannehill?? That MFer? Makes sense.