“Folks Around The League Don’t Expect Him To Stay In Tampa”

January 16th, 2023

Insiders react.

Tom Brady wasn’t born yesterday.

There is a reason why the Bucs quarterback is a very wealthy man and it isn’t just because he can throw a football. His crypto investments aside, Joe has been told that Brady is a very, very sharp businessman.

And Joe doesn’t believe a word comes out of his mouth that isn’t calculated (or words that don’t come out of his mouth). So Joe took notice last week that when Brady was given a golden opportunity to quash the chatter all over sports networks, hollering shows and sports radio that he will bolt to Las Vegas or Miami next season, Brady chose not to.

Not only does silence sometimes speak louder than words, as the creator, curator and overall guru of Pro Football Talk, the great Mike Florio is known to say, “Silence invites speculation.”

More kindling was added to the Brady-will-leave-the-Bucs fire yesterday morning when CBS NFL insider Jonathan Jones stated that “folks around the league don’t expect [Brady] to stay in Tampa.”

Jones also added that barber-needy Raiders owner Mark Davis does not want to swing and miss on Brady for the second time in three years. Therefore, Davis is preparing to launch a full-court press to lure Brady to Sin City.

(Davis allegedly missed out on Brady three years ago because Chucky didn’t want him. LOL! 😂)

So as the Bucs prepare to host the Cowboys in a wild card round game tonight, there is a cloud parked over The Licht House. Could tonight’s game be Brady’s final one with the Bucs?

This chatter won’t subside — and likely will grow much more intense — until Brady announces a decision. Buckle up, folks.

50 Responses to ““Folks Around The League Don’t Expect Him To Stay In Tampa””

  1. King Brutus Says:

    Why would Brady want to leave a mediocre NFC South ?🙄

  2. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Brady doesn’t want to stay on a team with inferior coaching.

  3. OnthewaytoAZ Says:

    Brady will retire if Bucs win Superbowl

  4. AmauryGuzman Says:

    Folks around the league don’t know anything. Always speculating idiots.

  5. Tye Says:

    Why would Brady stay?….

    He came for Arians and won a Super Bowl…
    The Bucs forced Bowles on him and now he has the opportunity to get out to a team with a HC he approves of and a team he feels he has the best shot to win another title… He doesn’t have the years left to wait for the Bucs to realize Bowles was a mistake and find a HC Tom approves…

    Just easier to leave!

  6. Ander Says:

    Who the hell is jhon jones?? Not a reliable source.

  7. Joe Says:

    Who the hell is jhon jones??

    Spelled out in the story. Used to cover the NFL for Sports Illustrated. Now works for CBS.

  8. Go Bucs Go Says:

    Tye’s got the point.

    But I think it really depends on how this current team will respond and play in playoff. Brady will 100% show up in postseason no matter how deep this team will go! How about his teammates and coaches? If the effort level does not match his expectation, he will be long gone. This will definitely impact his decision as to where his next destination may be.

    Go Bucs!

  9. Goatfarmer Says:


    Put him in a room. Ask what needs to happen. Double it. Do it.

  10. Jack Clark Says:

    Jmarkbuc Says:
    January 16th, 2023 at 12:10 am
    Brady doesn’t want to stay on a team with inferior coaching.

    Brady doesn’t want to go to a team with inferior coaching

  11. CleanHouse Says:

    I want to go see 80 for Brady

  12. Tucker Says:

    Kinda doubt tom wants to be in the same division as mahomes and herbert and further away from his kids miami or bucs I would imagine.

  13. Anonymous Says:

    i find it really shady that joe reports this when the julio is speculating and btw has gotten a lot of stuff wrong over the report that came out today that brady is expected to return to the bucs despite being pursued by other teams. this was reported by reputable nfl source Rob Maadi on top of many tampa beat writers. Why aren’t you reporting on that instead?

  14. Bucs since 76 Says:

    The defense is ok under a Bowles need a OC and let Leftwich go. Let Brady pick the OC even if he retires his opinion would be better then anybody else in management. Also, if he plays another year he would play here with his hand pick OC.

  15. Jerry Says:

    Tye Says:
    January 16th, 2023 at 12:20 am

    Why would Brady stay?….

    He came for Arians and won a Super Bowl…
    The Bucs forced Bowles on him and now he has the opportunity to get out to a team with a HC he approves of and a team he feels he has the best shot to win another title… He doesn’t have the years left to wait for the Bucs to realize Bowles was a mistake and find a HC Tom approves…

    Just easier to leave!


    He’s not going to win another title in the AFC. Too many good QBs. That conference is loaded. He’s going to be 46. And the Raiders OL is as bad as ours. If he goes to the Raiders, he has to face KC twice a year. If he goes to the Dolphins, he has to face the Bills twice a year (plus his old friend Bill in NE twice)

    NFC? Which team? 49ers probably don’t want him anymore now that Purdy looks like the steal of century. If Purdy takes the 49ers to the Super Bowl, you are going to bench him for a 46 year old QB? Seriously?

    The guy is going to be 46! And according to some, he’s showing signs of decline. If I were him, I’d retire. I can’t see a team that he could go to, that would take him, that he would immediately take to the Super Bowl. All the Super Bowl-ready teams have QBs.

  16. steele Says:

    Nobody knows what’s in Brady’s head except for Brady. All guesswork outside.
    Tomorrow night could very well decide it.

    What we do know is that regardless of the results of this season, Bowles will still be Bowles, unless he and Leftwich are both properly fired. The cap situation will be bad, rendering the possibility of yet another “all-in for Brady” offseason severely limited or nonexistent. The malaise among the players hasn’t been fixed, and there are no more fun special relationship comrades like Gronk to play with. The team needs to be rebuilt over the next 2-3 years.

    Add it all up, and it’s not an appealing place for Brady anymore. Although he might consider sticking around, if his goals and standards are lowered from “Super Bowl or nothing” to “I just want to play football somewhere”. Going to a completely new geography and a new team is a big challenge for anyone, much less a 46 year old legend. I don’t see any team being a perfect fit for him anyway.

  17. adam from ny Says:

    one of our only hopes is that tommy b secretly wants to don the classic creamsicles…

    you gotta hope he fancies those beauties the way some of us do…

    the day he sports the orange and red and white would be one fine f’in day !…

    it would be a sick day to remember in sports…

    chris berman would totally flip his wig

  18. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Brady is known for being silent on any rumors, and why would he discuss his future. The guy is preparing for a playoff game! I have no idea why people keep ignoring the fact that Brady has publicly said he wanted to stay in the Eastern time zone. It’s one of the reasons he chose Tampa. Darlington has reported this fact multiple times, and yet people need content so bad that they ignore this fact. His son lives in NY, and his kids live in FL. He went through a very public divorce. What makes more sense? Brady jets off to LV 1,000 miles away from his kids or stays in FL? It’s been reported that he has joint custody and wants a smooth transition for the kids and to be available easily.

    ESPN has reported that Miami is riding with Tua next year. He’s not going to Miami. All the rumors and reports about other teams make for good content but if Brady plays in 2023, a 4th season w/Evans, Godwin, Wirfs, Jensen, Lenny, etc. makes way more sense than starting over somewhere else.

    Joe always raves about how prepared and focused Brady is before games, and yet he says “silent invites speculation.” Would you like Tom comment on things that could be distraction before a game? I can’t believe that local media still don’t get that Brady will give you nothing. He doesn’t respond to rumors. It’s been that way for 20 years. Brady not commenting would be par for the course for the Boston media. They know he will give you nothing, no matter how hard you pry.

  19. ReksTo Says:

    I am staying right here and ignoring rumors until I hear it from the Joe’s 1st on what Brady does.

  20. BucU Says:

    I have zero problem moving on from Brady after this season. ESPECIALLY if he doesn’t want to be here.

  21. AbucAway Says:

    On this topic, who knows what Brady will decide other than Brady.

    1. I hope he retires after this year no matter the outcome of this playoff run. It’s better for his image going forward if the public doesn’t have ringside seats to the coming physical decline. He currently has a public image painted by his TB12 brand of age defying health and vitality and still being a top shelf product. Keep your status as mythical and sell that rather than staying until the wheels fall off which will have detrimental effects to his future product.

    2. I think he wanted out prior to this season (which has been documented) and I dont see anything in this season that would change that about him. Now, perhaps he has a new perspective since the divorce and that does happen

  22. J Ghotier Says:

    Will Dana White help to broker the deal again being the “Middleman” (or de facto intermediate “Agent”)?!

  23. Kenny Says:

    why would he go to L.A??????? HIS KIDS LIVE ON THE EASTCOAST?? does that make sense??

  24. Amanda Says:

    He’s not going to the west coast and if you listen to his podcast and what he says about his kids you would know that he will not play in the west coast.

  25. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Kenny Says:
    January 16th, 2023 at 6:39 am
    why would he go to L.A??????? HIS KIDS LIVE ON THE EASTCOAST?? does that make sense??

    I always hear how much time he puts in during the season and don’t think his kids get to see him all that much during that timeframe.
    He can take another 11 day vacation during training camp and spend the offseason with his kids.

  26. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Jack Clark

    Yeah, and?

    That’s fairly obvious, hence my post.

  27. SB~LV Says:

    I don’t expect him to stay in football after watching QB’s this weekend

  28. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Bucs, Dolphins or retires.

  29. #8's Ghost Says:

    Agree Jerry–the Purdy show threw a wrench in the 49ers arrival.
    Miami (I don’t believe they’ll stay with a Tua who is proven to not be available) or Vegas (tons of cap, draft picks to shore up O-Line & D).
    #8 in Tampa.

  30. BucsFan81 Says:

    I could see him in Miami. They are a QB away from a super bowl.

  31. Buccaneer Historian Says:

    The only thing that will appeal to Tom Brady to stay with the Bucs, is that the NFC South is very winnable as the other three teams are in rebuild/disarray.

  32. Kentucky Buc Says:


  33. Jeff’s real dad Says:

    Let him go to afc good luck over there

  34. NEfan Says:

    JMark is correct. Just think about how many records Brady had that disappeared under Toilet Bowls this season, tonight could be another. To give him his first losing season should be enough. Cleveland game spoke volumes. Brady wants a strong, motivating, confident and capable winning coach, Bowels has none of these qualities.

    Regarding these QB’s this weekend, Burrows & Allen sucked, Lawrence and Hebert did it through the air, the only QB that won running was Jones, the worst QB left in the playoffs. If the Bucs cannot run the ball moving forward they cannot win.

  35. LakelandSteve Says:

    Why would he dismiss the rumors? Financially it would be stupid to say no I’m only playing for the Bucs next year. The more uncertainty there is the more money will be thrown at him. I’m sure he would like a bidding war which would drive up his price further. He’s a smart business man is right.

  36. bucs4life Says:

    If you’re a quarterback, would you choose Leftwich over McDaniels? It’s really a no-brainer. We’re gonna drown on Leftwich and Bowles until we’re bottom feeders again.

  37. Kenny Says:

    he will not be in miami next year or l.a., its tampa or retirement. period

  38. JerkingCircleofEpileptics Says:

    “Folks around the league” didn’t think he would sign up with Tampa.

  39. I’m not tired anymore we just won the Super Bowl!! Says:

    I think it’s crazy how all these teams passed on him again yet he’s thinking about going to them. The Bucs believed in you and took a chance and it paid off. Tom please continue to be a Buc and choose your loyal Bucs fans over all the naysayers. Go Bucs! LFG!!!

  40. ModHairKen Says:

    Win two more games and he comes back. He won’t leave after reaching NFC Championship.

    So Evans, Godwin, 45, Tryon, Vea and Wirfs, listen up. You can make one more run (if you win two more) or you can have the next three to five years of rebuilding, with a guarantee of a new coach at some point, a lot of uncertainty and unhappy fans (if you fornicate the canine tonight).

  41. orlbucfan Says:

    If Brady is such a smart businessman, he’d retire from a violent game where he’s been da**ed lucky not to get a broken neck or worse. I’m not the only one saying it and I’m just a fan. Good riddance, egomaniac.

  42. ocala Says:

    McDaniels is a terrible head coach, but Leftwich is the worst OC in the NFL.
    Neither sound like great options.

  43. Guzzie Says:

    How come nobody talks about the Jets as a Brady landing spot, they fired their OC have a good defense, Breece Hall and weapons galore at WR, even 2 decent TEs Ozumah n Conklin, and a competent coach

  44. SlyPirate Says:

    Vegas is a great move for him on so many levels.

  45. Duane Says:

    Is there a Guiness record for how many times this article has gone up in one season? Looking forward to the next one tomorrow. Cant wait for the one where we pull a rabbit out of the hat and pick his replacement. Whats the over/under on the Trask-aholics? Guess this is yet another opportunity to thank The Goat for what he has done for this franchise and do everything we can to GET LAMAR JACKSON.

  46. Bucsbeast Says:

    THIS IS NOT NEWS! We knew this in the off-season when we wouldn’t let him walk after his retirement. He doesn’t want to be here.
    Only way ge stays, is if no one else wants him.

  47. Stanglassman Says:

    I doubt Brady lost anything in crypto. In Pyramid schemes like that the big dogs never lose They just get exposed and/or stop finding suckers to give them their money.

  48. Stanglassman Says:

    Payton should take the Chargers job. That team needs nothing but a decent HC.

  49. My Momma Says:

    From reports that Brady hasn’t liked how practices have been run, to poor coaching, to the reports of teammates going to movies during preparations for the Rams ( remember the reports Tom was pissed about the lack of commitment by his teammates) and other playoff games last year; he’s as good as gone. No amount of money will keep him here. Brady is about winning. Period.

    My Momma has spoken.

  50. Ben Harvey Says:

    Brady is smart. He knows this teams window has closed. Too many needs, not enough time to reload for Brady. It is unfortunate that Arians stepped down. I think they could have been much better this year if the coaching was better, which again is another reason he wont be back.