A Few Big-Name Tom Brady Updates

January 24th, 2023

A few power hitters in NFL Media have given their educated Tom Brady guesses in recent days.

Joe will summarize.

First, NFL ultimate super insider Jay Glazer was on the air Sunday doing his regular Q&A segment and was asked about Brady’s 2023 plans. Glazer said he believes the Rob Gronkowski take that Brady does not know yet what he wants to do.

Joe buys that because it’s highly unlikely Brady has received all the offers that will be put before him.

By NFL rule, only the Bucs can negotiate with Brady — or even talk to him — over the next six weeks. And while deals are done under the table all the time, Joe suspects that landscape has changed a bit with Brady after the Dolphins lost a first-round draft pick last year for negotiating with Brady and Saints head coach Sean Payton while he was under contract.

Then there is Jason La Canfora, the former NFL Network insider who works for CBS. He was on The Zach Gelb Show on CBS Sports Radio and stood by his December report that Brady will play next season but not in Tampa.

La Canfora puts the Raiders as the favorite to land Brady. He also added his hometown of Baltimore as a longshot candidate if the Ravens give up trying to sign Lamar Jackson and Brady wants a great running game, a great head coach and a stud defense to ease his burden.

Lastly is the face of NFL Network, Rich Eisen. His daily Brady “Heat Check” this afternoon on The Rich Eisen Show pegged Brady as not knowing yet what he wants, also because he doesn’t have clear picture of all his suitors. Also, Eisen points to Miami as “the spot that checks all the boxes” for Brady.

Again, Joe agrees that Brady doesn’t have all his options on the table. Heck, nobody even knows where Sean Payton is going to land, which could be a factor, in addition to how San Francisco plays on Sunday.

As for Miami, Joe has a hard time believing Brady would land in a spot that could put him in a quarterback controversy. Unless Miami gets rid of 24-year-old Tua Tagovailoa, who played fantastically well for much of this season, then Brady would be walking into a potential mess.

Joe can only imagine how Dolphins fans and media would be screaming for Tua if Brady looks shaky through his first month.

81 Responses to “A Few Big-Name Tom Brady Updates”

  1. Buddha Says:

    Yada! Yada!

  2. mg Says:

    Only his caddie knows for sure.

  3. gbobucsfan Says:

    Sean Payton can go kick rocks. Has he mentioned the reasoning for his retirement? Shouldn’t the Saints be welcoming him back with open arms? And is a team really going to pay 2 1sts for a guy that may just retire, again?

  4. SKBucsFan Says:

    Any other teams we could throw out there? How about the Bears? Colts? Maybe the Texans? Or a team that starts with a letter from the alphabet? These are all possibilities.
    Yada Yada is right.

  5. ModHairKen Says:

    Of course he does not know what he wants to do. It’s been less than 10 days since the end of the season. Can the man have a minute? Jesus God.

  6. sasquatch Says:

    How’s Johnny Football doing these days? Haven’t had any stories about him in a while. Sure do miss those days… uuhhh… wait.

  7. catcard202 Says:

    Lots of click bait coming between now & MAR15…When Bucs either need to get TB12 resigned (to play or retire post June 1)…. Or deal with the cap hit left behind.

    Bucs don’t have an OC or half the OFF staff in place & a slew of UFA’s to replace…Of course TB12 needs time to figure schit out.

  8. Crickett Baker Says:

    Hmm..no one seems to mention the Titans, so I will. I don’t think in his end-of-game speech he was saying goodbye to the Bucs, though. He was saying it to the season. NO WAY he had decided so early, and I agree with Mod.
    I fervently hope he returns. We in AR may keep seeing Bucs games televised if he does and I can’t think of another QB I would love to see on our team. 🙂

  9. BucsfanFred Says:

    I hope we can get one more year outa TB12

  10. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Bucs are interviewing Jim Bob Cooter for the OC position? Really???


  11. BucfaninMi Says:

    Jim Bob Cooter??

  12. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I’ve heard it from “an inside source” that Brady is interviewing for the OC position opened up by the Bucs jettisoning “failed” OC Byron Leftwich.

  13. CoryC Says:


    They’ll go 8/9 again or worse but this miss the playoffs. Get over your obsession with Brady. He’s done

  14. 941bucsfan Says:

    Hahahahah bucs fans wanted leftwich fired, now here comes Jim Bob Cooter and Klint Kubiak…. What a a joke.

  15. Pelsbuc61 Says:

    I’ll always be grateful for Brady bringing the fans a SB trophy and I realize the Glazers want to squeeze out one more year of Brady revenue but realistically, this team needs to crawl out of the cap mess, get rid of old players, draft speed and address the lines. Someone needs to look beyond next year. I’m not suggesting to tank but rather invest in the near future, see what you got in the young draft picks and give Bowles the boot after next year because it’s clear he doesn’t have the competence.

  16. WeSuk.com Says:

    The team is in a quick decline so I don’t see Brady coming back and the team would be better served playing Trask & see what you have. I’d rather not see a string of .500, coach killers like Carr, Jackson, Mayfield.

  17. Tnoles Says:

    Man, we are in serious trouble if Brady doesn’t come back. I finally thought we had climbed out of that hole we were in for so long. When other sites are talking about possible qb’s to replace Brady like Minshew, Brissett, Trask and Lance…..OMG, if that happens my wife will be happy because she’ll get her Sundays back lol!! I would’ve fired Bowles and Leftwich and offered Payton the keys to the kingdom and my 19th pick!

  18. Tnoles Says:

    19th pick and whatever else the “Aint’s” wanted to part ways with him. I would rather him making the offensive hires and finding a qb and staff than Bowles, just saying

  19. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:


    Can’t get Payton. Saints would charge us so much it would hamper us, and Payton would not come if that is the case.

  20. Tnoles Says:

    I was just making a desperate plea for help so we as fans don’t have to continue to deal with inadequate coaching is all. And yes your right but man, it’s going to be a long off-season if brady leaves

  21. brooks Says:

    He’s done

  22. Pewter Power Says:

    His options are going to be limited. The here are very few teams in the nfl that are a quarterback away from a Super Bowl like Bucs were. Our defense is good enough the offense specifically the o line that bothers him

  23. Dom>Licht Says:

    Klint Kubiak …. Now we’re talking!

  24. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Embrace the suck

  25. BrianBucs Says:

    Unless Brady either retires or returns to the Bucs he really can’t say anything for the next 6 weeks

  26. NEfan Says:

    PewwrPot@ you talking about the D that gave up 60+ points in their last 2 playoff games? That D? The one that gave up 27 first downs to Dallas? That D? The one that gave up on avg 33+ points to the teams over 500? That D? Dude, I agree this is no longer the team for TB12. This team needs to be blown up and the dinosaur coach needs to be replaced.

  27. David Says:

    Miami and San Fran were the most logical choices and now both of them have young quarterbacks who I doubt they will push aside for a year for 46 year old Brady.

    I am assuming the L ran Brady out of town a couple months ago but… If he has a say in the OC and sees the O line coming back healthy and with an addition, plus a young, fast, quick receiver added… Who knows.

    It seems Tampa would be the logical spot, why start over somewhere else completely from scratch at 46?

  28. Old School Bucs Says:

    Just a bunch of sh*t! Brady will be back in Tampa and will sign a 2-3 year deal! The only way he doesnt stay in Tampa, is if he doesnt like what Bowles and the ownership are selling. Then and only then, Brady lands in Tennessee!!! That’s it. No other team is in play. No other crap the lying media class is spewing even remotely makes sense!!!

  29. D-Rok Says:

    When Joe says,
    “Glazer said he believes the Rob Gronkowski take that Brady does not know yet what he wants to do.”

    It’s been ONE WEEK since the season ended. How long do any of you take to ponder a serious, life-changing proposition? And make a quick, decisive decision?

    Give the man a few weeks, at the least.

  30. The Anomaly Says:

    @ old school Bucs? Wth? Dude…what are you smoking?

    2-3 year deal?

    Come on…hugs not….

  31. alton d green Says:

    coryc says; subject? Tom Brady

    2015…he’s done
    2016…he’s done
    2017…he’s done
    2018…he’s done
    2019…he’s done
    2020…he’s done
    2021…he’s done
    2022…he’s done
    2023…he’s done
    2024…he’s done………………………….with Tampa Bay

  32. adam from ny Says:

    guererro blew up tom’s spot…

    tom is audi

  33. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Brady is retiring. He’s already touring schools in Miami for his kids. He has a mansion that’s been built with his ex life living right across the lake for easy access to his kids. He’s gonna be calling games on Fox next year.

    I believe he’s already told Licht and Glazers of his plans to retire. They know he’s done. It’s already been on record by Brady that he wants to stay on the East Coast close to kids. Last i checked, LV is far away from Florida.

  34. Bucsfan13 Says:

    What did Guerreo say?

  35. DBS Says:

    I’m guessing an I don’t know what he is doing. Just talking BS. That is what all this Brady talk has become. Only Brady may know or does know what he will do.

  36. sasquatch Says:

    The kvetching about the OC candidates says all you need to know about low-information, intolerant, so-called fans. Oh it’s not a big name guy! Oh no! It’s a disaster! The irrational criticism starts before an interview is even conducted. It’s predictable and hilarious.

  37. Doc Says:

    I heard a rumor he was going to sign with all 32 teams, please let it go.

  38. Redeemer Says:

    IDC what the dolphins say, they’re done with Tua. The guy came into the league with a massive hip injury. Now he’s being concussed at a Steve Young rate. You can’t build a franchise around that kind of uncertainty. I feel for the kid, but this is a business first and foremost. IMO it’s the Raiders, Miami or if Purdy falls on his face, SF. Titans as a long shot too. They’ve realized they can’t win a Superbowl with the current QB. Bucs aren’t completely out of it per reports, but things will need to come together quickly..

  39. Redeemer Says:

    Bucsfan13, correct me if I’m wrong but I thought that mansion was being built when he was still married. It’s an incomplete pile of rubble last I checked. I think you’re thinking of his place across from his kids in Tampa. Either way, he isn’t living with his kids anymore, so I don’t think playing at a distance is an impediment. He still has an entire off-season to spend with all three kids. That’s a hell of a lot more time than I had with mine on a yearly basis. He’s playing and it won’t be here. No way a man that competitive, who got divorced over football would go out like that. Just my opinion.

  40. Jack Sparrow Says:

    slow day.

  41. Beej Says:

    What is Washington lacking? #3 defense in the league, great WR’s, great running game….NO QB

  42. SB~LV Says:

    Do you really want to go another questionable year with Tom Brady?
    He flat out blew a lot of throws and immobile.
    Oh and then there is still uninspiring Todd Bowles that has not shown any positive improvements as a NFL HC in his career.

  43. DC Says:

    Lol Yes this team has no need to build for the future at all. No WAAAYYYY would a 45 going on 46 year old qb fall off a cliff. Yall just love living life on the edge huh? Keep kicking this can down the road and be unable to sign one of our young guys to a huge deal at some point like tristian wirfs or antoine winfield because we have to pay the piper on 47 year old non playing tom brady 35 mil

  44. #99 the Big fella Says:

    After hearing the 3 new interviews for the oc position I am convinced the glaziers are ok with a complete overhaul and Tom Brady is definitely gone.. Thursday’s interview is with Jim bob cooter. Yes you heard that correct

  45. NEfan Says:

    DC, I guess you could pay Carr 45 or Mayfield 30 or Garapolo 40 or even better Jackson 60m. Then what do you have? A empty stadium with a rich QB. At least the OLD man puts fans in the stands. Bowles, not so much.

  46. Mord Says:

    With his age and window of opportunity closing, I honestly can’t imagine Brady going to the AFC. The NFC is weaker, more quarterback-poor and thus offers way more opportunity to make it into the playoffs. (This year being perfect evidence as such)

  47. Goatfarmer Says:

    Idjuts be what they be. We have Blowzo. We lose. We lose in free agency.

  48. gotbbucs Says:

    I can’t wait to watch a 46 year old QB waste all of our time again next year so he can continue to feed his ego.
    Listen, I loved those first two years as much as everybody, but this was always supposed to be a rental to take advantage of a roster that was ready to win now. It worked, we won, he retired, then unretired and blew up his personal life and played another season with one foot in the football grave.
    He’s like every other great in the history of the game, they can’t walk away and some poor bastard team ends up writing checks for past performance to the dried up corpse of a once great player.
    The breakdown and slide is here. I saw enough evidence of it this season, I don’t want to see the sequel up close and personal. I’ll gladly watch it from afar with some other franchise cutting the checks.

  49. orlbucfan Says:

    Why do you yahoos want Sean Payton? Seriously? You sure ain’t Bucs fans. Get rid of Brady, too.

  50. adam from ny Says:

    those OC interviews = no brady as well

  51. NEfan Says:

    gotbucs, geez, get off the bridge. That was deep and very depressing. Where’s my freaking dog.

  52. Dew Says:

    Vegas should sign Rodgers, not Brady.

  53. Redeemer Says:

    SB, josh Allen blew plenty of throws and is quite mobile. Running around and making crazy throws doesn’t win rings. Go ask Steve Young. He had to learn how to win with his brain and arm..You can mush Rush these guys and force them to win FROM THE POCKET. Mahomes has one ring. On Sunday, you watch how the Bengals defend him. Ankle smankle, he’s fine. Championship quarterbacking is still about beating defenses from the pocket. Sure it helps to extend plays, but this great equalizer it ain’t.

  54. mark2001 Says:

    So here we have the OC Coaching candidates so far. Jags and Bronco’s passing coordinators. Just what I said. Where are the experienced OC”s lining up to work with Bowles? Crickets so far.

  55. stpetebucfan Says:

    Again the teams that made the playoffs are set at QB and Brady wants a pre packaged winner.

    There is one possibility however. The Cowboys threw Dak Prescott under the proverbial bus with an official tweet about how his two int’s cost them the game.

    As a side not don’t know if you guys saw the Cowboys fans outside their watch party at whatever the name of their stadium. They got into a fight with each other. Well they’ve always billed themselves as America’s team and given the state of our politics I guess fans fighting each other is par for the course in “Murica.

    Meanwhile Jerry Jones has plenty of dough. Prescott still has a few years left on his contract but Jerry wouldn’t hestitate to bench him if he thinks Brady has anything left in the tank. Brady comes in as a rental, Dak watches and hopefully learns some things.

    Given what’s happening in Dallas I add them to the list of suitors. He’s not going to teams like the Bears or the Colts! They need more rebuilding to be SB ready and Brady is looking at ONE maybe TWO years left on his career.

  56. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Jim Bob Cooter? Earl Cooter’s boy ? I didn’t know he coached football. Squirrel hunts a lot . Lives up the holler from me. I’ll go ask him if he wants to coach football but I doubt it . He ain’t missing deer season for the Bucs.

  57. DoooshLaRue Says:

    gotbbucs Says:
    January 24th, 2023 at 8:20 pm
    I can’t wait to watch a 46 year old QB waste all of our time again next year so he can continue to feed his ego.
    Listen, I loved those first two years as much as everybody, but this was always supposed to be a rental to take advantage of a roster that was ready to win now. It worked, we won, he retired, then unretired and blew up his personal life and played another season with one foot in the football grave.
    He’s like every other great in the history of the game, they can’t walk away and some poor bastard team ends up writing checks for past performance to the dried up corpse of a once great player.
    The breakdown and slide is here. I saw enough evidence of it this season, I don’t want to see the sequel up close and personal. I’ll gladly watch it from afar with some other franchise cutting the checks.

    Exactly how I see it too.

  58. Paratrooper Buc Says:


    There is a logic to LV signing Rodgers. He and Devante are a powerful duo like Brady and Gronk. If that happened and Tua is kept by Miami then Brady has two choices: Bucs or retire. Keep in mind Bucs is more play for “fun” as Bucs are FAR from SB caliber.

  59. beano Says:

    Brady surely will be tempted by the prospect of winning another NFC South Championship teeshirt. 😛

  60. Buc You Says:

    49ers…. after they lose to the Eagles this weekend.

  61. mark2001 Says:

    Trooper one monumental difference. LV can sign Brady for only his salary. He is a FA. Rodgers would likely cost them one or two first and second round draft picks. And cost twice what Brady would. On top of the cost of Adams last year, I don’t think LV could pay the price and survive as a football team.

  62. unbelievable Says:

    Bucs supposedly speaking with the following coaches about the OC position:

    – former Buc / Viking WR Coach Keenan McCardell
    – Broncos passing game coordinator Klint Kubiak
    – Jags passing game coordinator Jim Bob Cooter

    Man, they really are trying to tank next year, huh? I guess Brady is gone.

  63. unbelievable Says:

    ah just saw your post mark2001.

    Yup, Lovie 2.0

  64. sasquatch Says:

    Not Lovie 2.0.

    Just because they’re not established coordinators doesn’t mean they suck. And how do we know we’ve heard about all that they’re contacting? Don’t pre-judge before they’re even interviewed. Jeezus, the negativity is ridiculous.

  65. Jerry Says:

    2022 will be a lame duck year. Fix the cap situation, and hope for a high draft pick in 2024. Bowles will walk the plank next year. And then this team will have a clean slate for a new head coach. I think that’s the plan. Sucks for Bowles because he’s sort of getting a rotten shake here. Hopefully he wins a bunch of a games, wins the south, and screws up the plan.

    It’ll be interesting to see how they are going to try to sell it to the fans. I mean you have to have some type of reason for people to want to buy tickets. There has to be some kind of hope. Sam Darnold or Baker Mayfield doesn’t give any hope.

  66. Jerry Says:

    sasquatch Says:
    January 24th, 2023 at 9:28 pm

    Just because they’re not established coordinators doesn’t mean they suck.


    They are all inexperienced in fixing our particular problems. And they are inexperienced in play-calling….a very, very, VERY big problem last year. Sure we could hit the lottery and they turn out to be the next big NFL offensive genius. But its not likely. And we don’t have time for on-the-job training when the head coach is already on a hot seat.

  67. Bucsfan13 Says:

    @Reedemer As a child of divorce, I can confidently tell you that a newly divorced man who just went through a public divorce will not move thousands of miles away from his children. The divorce is still raw for the kids. I doubt Brady wants his kids in therapy for the rest of their lives dealing with total resentment of him. I guess I look at this from a human side and not a business side. Brady’s not moving thousands of miles from his kids. Fans and media can speculate all they want, but it’s not happening. Jeff Darlington is a Brady media guy has said he’s not moving West.

    Brady will retire to his bachelors pad in Miami. He’ll call games on Fox. He’ll still have his fix of football. I always thought broadcasting was beneath him. I still can’t believe he took the job.

  68. Tye Says:

    The OC prospect list is as disappointing as the Bucs were this season…
    MUST be scrambling through whoever’s staff to see if anyone will work for Bowles.

    My guess is whoever the OC the Bucs hire will be as much of a project as the qb next season!

  69. RGA Says:

    Brady’s best shot at returning to the playoffs is right here in Tampa.

  70. Chris Stewart Says:

    Hey Joe, is there anything to look forward to with this franchise? Maybe it’s just me, but listening to the national media tapes it’s nothing but doom and gloom. I know you talked about Chris Godwin, but between Brady potentially leaving, salary cap, free agents and coaching, it’s been pretty depressing.

  71. Bucswin Says:

    He will play next year for Tampa. He will wear the cream sickle uniform. He will play terrible we will somehow win the throwback game and then he retires after missing the playoffs. Then he goes in the ring of honor. Called it…

  72. Oddball Says:

    Calgary Stampeders are all in!

  73. Redeemer Says:

    Dooosh, I think Brady would’ve been fine with two years also. It was the bucs who wouldn’t let him go. Let’s not pretend otherwise. The origination essentially forced him to play for them this season. Brady could smell this stinking fish a mile away. He wanted out and they should have let him go for a reasonable price. The retirement saga was nothing more than a failed power Play on Brady’s part. Gotbbucs, same to you. This team will be a train wreck next season. Most of it will be because we won’t have a QB.

  74. Jerry Says:

    I don’t see it as Lovie 2.0. I see it more like Dungy 2.0. A good defensive coach that can’t seem to find a decent offensive coordinator, and keeps going one and done in the playoffs. Didn’t Dungy burn through like 3 or 4 OC’s when he was here? None of them worked. If they did we would likely have 2 more Lombardis with that defense.

    The only way it worked out for Dungy is when he went to Indy with Manning and a good offensive system already in place.

    If Bowles doesnt have a real good OC and a good QB, he’s not going to succeed. He’s in a really bad situation because he’s going to have neither one of those next year.

  75. Redeemer Says:

    Bucsfan13, I’m sorry. But I’m sure your parents didn’t get six months a year off and were multi millionaires. What about Brady’s kid in NY? The man has access to private jets. Im a child of divorce too. My old man was a plumber. I saw him one weekend a month because he was busy making sure people could flush. It’s not remotely the same. Brady’s kids will be just fine and in a year or two, daddy will be working for Fox and have even less time during the year. It’s a facile analogy.

  76. Goatfarmer Says:

    Kentucky Buc you’re killing me today. On fire brother. Awesome. Jim Bob ain’t missing squirrel huntin for the Bucs. Awesome!

  77. TAMPA BAY DEMON™ Says:

    Am i the only one just TIRED of hearing about Tom Brady?
    I appreciate HUGELY what he did here. It was INCREDIBLE. All 3 years.

    There is a BIG part of me….
    that just wants go back to being a NORMAL NFL team…
    a team NOT with Tom Brady at QB….
    a team…. that is just… a team, and the team we love.
    for better or worse.

  78. Duane Says:

    I think all the speculation and alleged list of suitors is driven by Brady’s agent. No way in hell there are a handful of teams that want in on a 46 yo QB that definitely was not all in this past season. He could have been affected by a heavy heart, or he could have been affected by an injury. As stated above by shrewd fans, the teams set up for success are not going to ask a younger player to sit next year out for this guy. I think he plays again next season, and its here in Tampa because this ownership is one of the very few desperate enough to roll the die once more because the sideshow is relevant. I also think it would be real sad, and not surprising if there were no other suitors for The Goat, and he was the one left without a seat.

  79. Goatfarmer Says:

    Norm Snead in his prime wouldn’t sign up to play with these Bowles of Suck.

  80. TAMPA BAY DEMON™ Says:

    ^^ Ya sure, Goatfarmer? Norm was want to dwell on the wild side a bit, in his day. And by the way, pretty cool to know that he is still with us, at the young age of 83.

  81. NEfan Says:


    Miami (Tua is toast)
    9ers (especially if Purdy loses )

    Need I say more?