NFL Rumors report the LA Rams are in play for Tom Brady
By Bret Stuter
NFL Rumors report the next stop for veteran QB Tom Brady as 11 NFL teams were listed as his destination, including the LA Rams
The LA Rams know first hand just how much of an impact veteran quarterback Tom Brady can have on a game. Despite getting the upper hand on him virtually the entire game, defense soon learn that any contest with Brady under center means a full 60 minutes of competition. And the bigger the stage, the more likely Brady will find a way to wind the football game.
He’s won six Super Bowl championships.
So the fact that the venerable former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady enters NFL Free Agency this off-season is significant. That type of headline “where is he playing this season?” is the type of question every sports broadcaster and pundit wants to be the first to scoop. Doing so places their name on the map. Instant credibility and followers. That’s the sports media game nowadays.
So the flames of NFL Rumors about Tom Brady’s future will be fanned over and over again. Most recently, reports determined Brady’s family as buying real estate in Las Vegas, then Tennessee, then Florida. Not to be outdone, the latest NFL Rumor connects Brady to 11 NFL teams. The reason this matters to Rams fans? One of those teams is the LA Rams.
We have no problem with the Rams picking up a veteran as an insurance policy. In fact, former Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is also hitting the NFL Free Agency market. If Rivers is willing to take a small salary and play backup, he fits a need for the Rams in 2020, and would make sense for the team to consider him for that role.
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Similarly, Brady would be a great addition to the team if he willingly played for a modest salary and was willing to come off the bench. After all, the Rams are playing in a new $5 billion sports complex Sofi Stadium in 2020, and adding a player like Tom Brady would certainly fill the seats.
But logistically, reports linking Brady to the LA Rams is a tough sell. Rivers might be willing to take a lesser role if he finds no takers in free agency willing to give him starts. Brady will find no such doors closed to him. In fact, many NFL teams with starting quarterbacks on their team today will view Brady as an immediate upgrade. If nothing else, he will sell tickets and merchandise for his new team. That could be enough for any team to sign him to a lucrative deal. The link to the Rams was followed up minutes later with this pundit repeating the rumor linking Brady to LA.
For the Rams part, the team is locked at the hip to quarterback Jared Goff. The team committed so much guaranteed money to Goff that its virtually impossible for the to consider any other quarterback to start under center for several years.
How coincidental that on February 2nd, Super Bowl Sunday LIV, six time winning quarterback Tom Brady is linked to the LA Rams. And that is just one year ago from their meeting in Super Bowl 53. But there is nothing to see here folks. Just the names of Tom Brady and the LA Rams mentioned on social media. These aren’t the NFL Rumors we’re looking for. Move along, move along.