Chargers won't face Tom Brady on Raiders after latest confirmation

Los Angeles Premiere Screening Of Paramount Pictures' "80 For Brady" - Arrivals
Los Angeles Premiere Screening Of Paramount Pictures' "80 For Brady" - Arrivals / Jon Kopaloff/GettyImages

The Los Angeles Chargers may not face a ton of stern resistance from the likes of the Las Vegas Raiders, as starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo's foot is in such dire straits that the Raiders could move on from him for nothing if he is unable to pass their physical.

There were some rumors populating the internet that hinted at Tom Brady, who recently joined the Raiders as a minority owner, could give it one last go if the nightmare situation happens and Graoppolo was sidelined. Instead, TB12 poured some cold water over Vegas' very farfetched dreams.

According to Brady himself, he is 100% committed to staying retired this time around, saying that he is looking forward to eventually starting his broadcast deal with FOX. The thought of Brady under McDaniels in the silver and black has officially been extinguished.

The LA Chargers won't face Tom Brady as Raiders QB.

While this does sound absurd, remember that Dolphins owner Stephen Ross was trying to tempt Brady with promises of minority ownership he chose to come to Miami when he was a free agent. Instead, Brady made the right decision by picking Tampa Bay and thriving.

If Garoppolo is unable to go for the Raiders, expect one of either Brian Hoyer or rookie fourth-rounder Aidan O'Connell to fill in for him. Feeling scared, Chargers fans? No? That's what we thought. The fact the Brady rumors even got to this stage is funny.

As it stands right now, the Chargers and their fanbase can take solace in the fact that Vegas likley won't be a threat. However, the presence of names like Davante Adams and Josh Jacobs will ensure that the Raiders win enough games to finish outside of the Caleb Williams and Drake Maye range.

Even if the Chargers sit on their thumbs and refuse to keep adding veteran talent to the roster, the fact that the Raiders continue to implode has to feel good for fans who continuously endured months of 27-0 jokes. Brady won't save them now, and Garoppolo might not either.