2. LA Chargers
Love the move or hate the move, you cannot deny how intriuging the Los Angeles Chargers would look to Tom Brady. First of all, there are plenty of things to get excited about on the field if you are Tom Brady.
The team has elite pass-catching weapons. Keenan Allen is a true number one receiver, Mike Williams is a young, deep threat option with elite potential, Austin Ekeler is a top-two pass-catching running back and Hunter Henry is one of the best pass-catching tight ends in the league.
Sure, the team’s depth chart at receiver behind the top-two is thin but that is something that can easily be solved. Plus, when you have four legitimate targets, that third receiver does not become as big of an issue.
The off-field reasons are just as polarizing for Brady. Los Angeles is the land of opportunity, especially if you are a big-name athlete that wants to pursue things outside of sports. Brady has already launched 199 Productions with Joe and Anthony Russo, which could be a telling sign.
Brady would likely get the two things he wants with the Chargers as well. If the Chargers do sign Brady, the number one motivation would be to get more attention in LA and sell more tickets.
Desperate to make more revenue, the Chargers would definitely give Brady a say in the roster decisions and in the playbook. That is without a doubt.
The one case against the Chargers for Brady is the offensive line, but they already have improved it with Trai Turner and could draft an elite left tackle in the first round of the draft.
For the Chargers, they would be moving on from on immobile veteran quarterback to another and would be taking such a cap hit that they would have problems extending the likes of Joey Bosa and Keenan Allen in the near future. Does the team potentially gamble more long-term success just to sell tickets?
It all comes down to whether or not the Chargers want to take that risk, making them the second-best fit instead of the first. If the Chargers do want to go all-in and offer him a massive two/three-year deal, then I would be very shocked if Brady turned it down.