Now this one almost speaks for itself. It is a marriage that is almost destined to be. As the Chargers have moved to LA and are now opening a new stadium they need a strong figure to christen it and who better than the six-time Super Bowl champion.
Now in terms of scheme fit, it doesn’t work well, Brady being 42 years old is the textbook definition of immobile. He will not be able to avoid the sack by running, but he does have an impeccable ability to throw the ball away and limit turnovers through the air; never once throwing more than 14 interceptions in a season.
This also wouldn’t be the first time a quarterback has left the team they started their Hall of Fame career with, as seen with Peyton Manning with the Denver Broncos, as well as Johnny Unitas with the Chargers.
The benefit to Brady coming to the Chargers is having a strong receiving corps that Brady has never had in his entire tenure with the Patriots. He would also get a strong running game with one of the best receiving backs in the NFL as well as an arguably much better defense with young talent all over it.
Brady is the best option to sign a quarterback in free agency. He will get at most a two-year deal that won’t be a long term cap hit. He will also have bandwagon fans hop on the train to LA and help the team sell tickets.
It’s the smartest business move for the ownership and managerial staff to make. And it also gives the team a fair chance to win as well. That makes this signing the most likely target for the Chargers come 2020.
Likeliness – 9
Potential Fit – B+