49ers Take An Edge With Handicappers For Tom Brady

February 1st, 2023

New/old suitor surfaces.

Things often change sharply in the world of wagering.

Just recently, the wise guys, or as Brent Musberger likes to say, “Our friends in the desert,” really didn’t have the 49ers on the radar of landing pending free agent quarterback Tom Brady.

It seemed San Francisco already had its quarterback, young Brock Purdy. And then came the NFC Championship game.

Purdy suffered a torn ligament in his throwing elbow and currently, Purdy will avoid Tommy John surgery and supposedly has a six-month recovery. Unlike last week, now there is doubt about Purdy leading the 49ers to the Super Bowl.

Enter the wise guys and Brady. Matt Severance of Sportsline notes Brady is now in the picture for San Francisico.

… Various sportsbooks favor Brady to land with the Raiders in part due to his link with Las Vegas head coach Josh McDaniels, but the 49ers are legitimate contenders to win Super Bowl 58 with a competent quarterback and Las Vegas isn’t that close. San Francisco is currently +700 at DraftKings to win the title next season and the Raiders are +4000 – Las Vegas hosts Super Bowl 58.

Severance posted the quarterback-to-open-the-2023-season odds for the 49ers.

Trey Lance +125
Brock Purdy +200
Tom Brady +400
Aaron Rodgers/other +1000

Boy, the 49ers sure do love this Trey Lance. A glorified runaround quarterback who has limited experience in Division 1-AA and in the NFL.

You know, Brady is probably thinking, “Wouldn’t it be cool to have Trent Williams block by backside?”

26 Responses to “49ers Take An Edge With Handicappers For Tom Brady”

  1. Tye Says:


    Just a Bucs life to be stuck with Bowels!

  2. Bucsbeast Says:

    Don’t care anymore. I still can’t believe how HORRIBLE the officiating was for Cin vs KC. NFL really wanted Mahomes in the SB this year.
    Football is no longer football. Depending how many views the Flag Pro Bowl gets will determine how soon NFL becomes NFFL.

  3. Amanda Says:

    Watch what happens when these fools are wrong and he does come back to Tampa.

  4. sasquatch Says:

    Oh great. More B***y speculation. Whooop Deee Dooo!

  5. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Tom is retiring. It keeps talking about his broadcast career more and more on his podcast. I will believe Brady’s retiring once I see him gaining weight. He lost too much weight last year, and I think it played big in him not wanting to take big hits. He’s needs to get back to his playing weight of 225-235. As of now, he’s still a Skelton. I also need to see movement of real estate.

  6. SB Says:

    My God Joe I feel for you for the next few months.
    It Has to wear on you and all Journalists to have to keep pumping out suppositions.

  7. Architek Says:

    Cool – time to get younger and trim the fat on this roster anyway!

  8. Rod Munch Says:

    John Lynch spent a lot of picks on Lance, but John Lynch also just watched his teams SB season get ruined by losing 4 quarterbacks. I don’t see how Lynch doesn’t go and get Brady, and so what if Lance has to sit one more year, how can you be mad at sitting behind Brady? Then, if Brady does fall off a cliff, no big deal, you hand the team back over to Lance and Brock.

    The 49ers have one superstar WR, one very good WR, and an elite TE, plus a good offensive line, and a non-retarded offensive coordinator. Seems like a no-brainer to me, and basically just comes down to if Brady wants to be that far away from his kids during the season.

    I hope Brady comes back, but if not, I’d like to see Lynch get another SB, it’s not like the Bucs will be competing for anything for the next 20-years or so once Brady leaves.

  9. CleanHouse Says:

    Trent Williams was an available free agent as was Suh, but out GM is a buffoon and a loser

  10. CleanHouse Says:

    And our head coach absolutely sucks, as inspiring as watching paint dry while listening to fingernails on a chalk board

  11. SED14 Says:

    I admit it, I loved having TB12 on our team for 3 wonderful seasons. I loved being a season ticket holder before he came, and even more after he got here. I hope he comes back for one more season to wash away the stink of this year, but realistically the writing is on the wall for him to move on to the other Bay area for one more ride and likely bring Gronk along with him again. Can you even imagine Kittles and Gronk lining up on opposite ends of the line??

  12. SED14 Says:

    I also can’t miss another opportunity to implore the Glazers to please put Low Energy Bowles out of his misery and bid him farewell with a hearty thank you for helping us win our 2nd Superbowl.

    I honestly don’t want to renew my tickets for next season and be forced to watch Mr. Low Energy himself stand emotionless on the sideline with the same stupid deer in the headlight look on his face while he continues to get out coached and out schemed every damn week.

    I truly believe Todd is a good man who is simply not equipped to be a leader of men or a strategic game planning force to be reckoned with in the league. He shows no fire, no fight, no passion and no leadership. He doesn’t command the stage nor the locker room when speaking to the team and he is simply massively uninspiring to watch.

    God help us all if the Glazers force him down our throats again next year. I predict huge swaths of lonely empty seats in our beloved RayJay.

  13. Paul Murphy Says:

    Just don’t see him leaving his kids in Miami with the ex for an entire season. The new mansion gets pretty lonely at night when you get back from a tough day at the office with no one to talk to.

  14. 1sparkybuc Says:

    The Bucs went 8-10 with a bad team and Brady looking old. The team is not going to be as good next season. Brady will be a year older and 2022 is proof that he can’t carry a bad team. We’re going to be missing some quality starters. We’re going to be starting rookies or players with little starting experience. Brady has to know that just winning the division will be a tall order. If he really wants to play another season, it won’t be for the Bucs. I just hope he makes a decision soon. Btw, we need a speed receiver with some size. Brady didn’t have one single game that was complete from start to finish. Not one. He’s never had a slump like that. It’s not all on him, but he shares the blame. Why put him through another lost cause?

  15. steele Says:

    It’s a total crapshoot until it isn’t.

    Purdy’s situation remains unclear. He “wants” to avoid Tommy John surgery, but there is no guarantee that a lesser procedure will work. If a rest and rehab only experiment fails, he’ll wind up still doing TJ later, which would be an even bigger disaster. A non-TJ repair still knocks him out for more than 6 mos. In any case, the result is still uncertain. For a guy who didn’t have a good but not rocket arm to begin with, this injury could wind up derailing or at least dimming his future.

    SF has a small 2 yr window, and may miss altogether if they don’t have a QB who can steer the ship. Trey Lance is awful, but SF will have to at least give him a shot, as the cheapest do-nothing option. They’ll beg Jimmy G to take a pay cut to be the backup or the starter again, simply to avoid a big change.

    Otherwise, Brady or even Karen Rodgers make sense now. Both have SF Bay Area roots. The question is if all parties involved can put past tension and egos aside, and if they can play mentor to Purdy as he rehabs. I can see Brady taking a one year rental job.

    I can also still see him crawling back to the Bucs—if he completely abandons high expectations and championship aspirations, to simply play for a bad team that he is familiar with.

  16. Defense Rules Says:

    Sasquatch … ‘Oh great. More B***y speculation. Whooop Deee Dooo!’

    My thoughts exactly.

  17. Defense Rules Says:

    Architek … ‘Cool – time to get younger and trim the fat on this roster anyway!’

    Yea verily! At the end of the season, Bucs (tied with the Cards) had the oldest roster in the NFL at 27.13 years. Admittedly Brady pushed that up about 0.3 years all by himself, but we’re still old. We were also the oldest roster in 2021, and in 2020 when we won the Super Bowl. But that was all BA’s doing (I’m guessing that he collects antiques for a hobby).

    This is the year to ‘get right’ and ‘trim the fat’ as you say. HALF our team are FAs, and we simply can’t afford to waste the opportunity that represents to posture for the future. On the other side of the coin, our terrible salary CAP situation & draft position in the lower half doesn’t do us any favors when it comes to rebuilding.

    That’s largely the reason I’m not terribly optimistic about 2023, but I think it is possible to ‘reinvigorate’ a roster in a year or 2 IF you’re starting with a relatively decent core. And the Bucs are, especially on offense. We need to add quite a few new pieces though, quality pieces obviously, to be competitive.

  18. Jeff’s grandpa Says:

    Can’t blame him if that’s where he ends up best chance for his 8th

  19. beano Says:

    JOE SAYS: “Trey Lance. A glorified runaround quarterback.”

    Same with 6′ Caleb, and yet you keep saying #CollapseForCaleb.

  20. Hodad Says:

    The 49ers would’ve lost to Phily even if Brady was their QB last week. Their pass rush knocked two QB’s out of that game. What makes anyone think Brady could’ve stood up to that?

  21. WillieG Says:

    This makes the most sense for Brady. He will be near his parents, so they can watch his kids when needed. He will be on a Super Bowl ready team. And when he wins it all next year, he will do so in front of family and friends, for the team who grew up watching. Plus, he will be the first QB to win it all with 3 different teams …. take that Manning! Having an offensive minded head coach on a team built by a Hall of Fame defensive guy is just the icing on the cake.

  22. David Says:

    Except that he just retired for good

  23. mark2001 Says:

    There you go, Brady to San Fran, and now possibly Vegas, Rodgers to Vegas or now possibly the Jets. Pretty much what I’ve been thinking the last week. Makes good sense to me. The Jets would give their left arm for Rodgers. Brady would love going home and winning the SB in his home town.

  24. mark2001 Says:

    So Denver gave the Saints a first and second. Two questions…. who still thinks the NFC Central will be a cakewalk…. especially if NO adds a good FA QB? And secondly, maybe we should trade Bowles for a first, second and third…rebuild well on the way. What am I drinking this morning? I better check and see if my Orange Juice fermented.

  25. Buc You Says:

    Well… Brady would have been a great fit f9r the niners… why not Aaron Rodgers to San Fran now that TB12 is hanging them up?

    Arod to the 49ers would be unfair.

  26. unbelievable Says:

    Never gonna happen