Report: Ryan Jensen Passing On Bengals Was Key Move To Retaining Tom Brady

June 3rd, 2022

A supremely plugged-in insider said today he’s quite sure of a couple things when it comes to Tom Brady.

Joe’s refererring to NBC Sports super insider Peter King. He joined Pro Football Talk today and explained he’s confident that center Ryan Jensen was ready to go to the Cincinnati Bengals when Brady called him. The gist from King was no Jensen return, then no Brady.

King also didn’t discount the likelihood that Brady would play somewhere in 2023, a year for which he doesn’t have a Bucs contract and reports say he cannot be franchised.

Per King, a key broadcasting insider is telling him Brady “owes it to his future” to take three hours every week this season to watch various announcing crews, all while taking detailed notes in order to prepare for his future FOX gig calling games. And King agreed wholeheartedly.

 Joe heard that and thought it was absolutely moronic.

When is all-in Tom Brady going to have time to devote three hours a week to something other than football, family, and his business interests? And why would Brady take 50-plus hours during the season when he can do that over two weeks in late February or March?

Joe is not writing off Brady playing for the Bucs in 2023. It’s a long shot, but certainly possible if the Bucs can keep winning — and giving Brady what he wants.

29 Responses to “Report: Ryan Jensen Passing On Bengals Was Key Move To Retaining Tom Brady”

  1. Cobraboy Says:

    It makes no sense fr a 46 y.o. QB, regardless of how great he is, to go to another team for just one year.

  2. gofortheface30 Says:

    Peter King is a bleeding V. He’s turned to a whiney pee baby that thinks articles on PFT is a place to extol his virtues and anyone that doesn’t agree is an affront to his sensibilities. I guess it IS true, that the more fat you are, the more your body converts Testosterone in to estrogen..

  3. SB Says:

    Is it September yet?

  4. Buc1987 Says:

    SB….we have to wait for Gronk first.

  5. Goatfarmer Says:

    Morons are as morons are.

  6. Allen Lofton Says:

    Don’t know who needs the season to start more – the players or the Peter Kings who throw so much sh** on the walls in hopes something sticks. So much bad info

  7. Crickett Baker Says:

    To me, Mike Florio and Peter King have opinions that are no longer worth my time to listen to.

  8. GOB Says:

    I took a closer look at Brady’s deal. He has 4 void years. Approximately 10.7 million prorated in ’23 ’24 ’25. It drops to 2.7 million in ’26. If his contact voids in 2022 as planned, the bucs are looking at around 35 million in a dead cap hit in 2023. The only way to avoid that is with a new deal, before the void kicks in. Brady’s hit this year is very team friendly, something like 11 million. If he goes to a new team, or retires, he leaves behind a bag of poop the bucs will be forced to carry. I think much depends on how this season goes and ends. If they win again, in all likelihood he walks away.

    instead of the bucs holding all the cards, like they did this off-season. Brady holds them for the next. As for Peter King, he’s a self important blowhard know-it-all who loves the sound of his own voice. He’s said some stupid things over the years, this may take the cake as the dumbest. Brady wouldn’t do that to his teammates. He wouldn’t do that to himself. Peter King has now firmly placed his feet into the realm of fake news click bait.

  9. Bucsfan4ever Says:

    The chicken or the egg????
    You have both or neither.

  10. Steven007 Says:

    I agree with most here, including Joe. Brady has all the time in the world whenever he wants after football season and during breaks to study announcers. To think that he would do so during the season is ludicrous at best. I also agree that it would be idiotic for him to go to some new team after this year when he’ll be closer to 50 than 40. Learning a new offense and new teammates for the first time. Including the playbook. With seriously be shocked if that happened.

  11. GOB Says:

    Steven, let’s be clear. If Brady goes to another team, his offense goes with him. I think it’s unlikely he plays for another team, but if he does, everyone else will need to learn his offense.

  12. sasquatch Says:

    Jensen said himself that he had decided to come back to the Bucs before Brady called him. Story deflated…. Pfffffftt.

  13. Bucsfan4ever Says:

    Good catch sasquatch.

  14. Goatfarmer Says:

    Peter King…..King of Peters…..

  15. cmurda Says:

    Peter King and Mike Florio. How many times have these 25ers been sitting around slamming shots while they chase it with beers simultaneously lamenting the fact that every big news blast they try to predict and claim rarely pan out. Oh the 25ers term certainly wasn’t borne out of their respective ages. That’s the term I give them because it represents how often the vomit that comes from their mouths is true. I’ll lock arms with Ian Rappoport who by the way disputed any and all of the Brady nonsense.

  16. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    The only thing worse than a Gronk-a-day story is a Brady in 23 story…..

  17. BigMacAttack Says:

    Peter King is definitely a legend in his own mind. I think Joe’s 100 word face stuffing moniker for King would have been appropriate here.

  18. Buczilla Says:

    I used to like and read Florio. I’ve never been a fan of King and if the Joes didn’t post things from them I’d never read it. Florio had gotten far too holier than thou and political for me to enjoy his writing anymore. If Brady comes back in 2023 that would be awesome, but I’m lookng forward to seeing what Trask and a 2023 rookie can do too. Regardless, our organization is in a great place and I can’t wait for football to start.

  19. tampabayallday Says:

    We win the superbowl why would he leave.

  20. Hodad Says:

    I wouldn’t know what Peter King had to say if it wasn’t for Joe.

  21. cmurda Says:

    Me too Zilla. I used to enjoy Florio. He came across authentic but it feels like he’s gone extreme the other way with sensationalism. I just want football facts and player analysis. Maybe some player news that is real. It’s not that hard. He sold out because the sensationalism sells. Make that money but don’t let that money make you.

  22. Max Vasher Says:

    The King & Florio comments are all spot on. Gofortheface30, I owe you a big storm beer, priceless take my friend!

  23. Mort Says:

    It was Chris Collinsworth. He’s been public about saying Brady needs to do something like that. And he’s wrong. You don’t do your job before you’re paid to do your job. Bad business.

  24. GOB Says:

    Mort, I prefer BAs description. Bad Bidness

  25. adam from ny Says:

    yeah the chances of tommy b uprooting his entire life and starting anew in south florida because of a young man named tyreek hill, is insane…

    he would never change his whole life as he currently knows it because of a football player named tyreek hill

  26. adam from ny Says:

    at this point i think chris sims is even starting to look at florio very sideways

  27. westernbuc Says:

    They need Brady to study 3 hours a week because otherwise he might make their jobs look easy.

  28. stpetebucsfan Says:

    As usual agree with Cobra. Brady is done after this year and if not why would he uproot his entire routine…a guy who loves go to another team for just one year? IF Brady plays he’ll stay in his comfort zone.

  29. David Says:

    3 hours a week to a job that may be 1-3 years away?!? LoL nope.