Did the Bucs really trade Tom Brady with the Dolphins?
There’s a rumor going around right now that could turn this burning flame of an NFL season into hell. According to New England Sports Network’s Dale Arnold, there’s a very real possibility that Tom Brady won’t spend the 2022 season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but with another Florida team a little further south.
Remember, Arnold was the first to break Tom Brady’s decision to join Tampa Bay two seasons ago. That has led some NFL fans to take the tweet quite seriously.
The meaning of the tweet was expanded in a WEEI radio show called Merloni & Fauria. One of the hosts claimed that he texted Arnold and asked for clarification to which Arnold replied that both the Bucs and the Dolphins are working on a deal right now, but it’s still unclear if a deal has been reached. agreed or not.
This comes just two days after the Dolphins submitted five draft selections including a first choice in 2022 to Kansas City Sheriffs in exchange for Tyreek Hill star recipients. Maybe that’s why Brady is suddenly interested in the Dolphins, if what Arnold says is true. They now have one of the best wide collector legions in the league, and Hill is arguably the most explosive collector Brady has worked with since Randy Moss. Furthermore, before Brady announced that he would return to the Buccaneers in 2022, Miami was a hotbed for rumors swirling around the seven-time Super Bowl champion. Brady’s family accused buy a house on Miami’s exclusive Indian Creek Island earlier this year. It makes sense for Brady to want to spend more time near his family, and although Miami and Tampa aren’t that far apart, there’s still a four-and-a-half hour drive.
Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians has previously expressed appreciation for the Dolphins starting with midfielder Tua Tagovailoa. After Tua is drafted in 2020, Arians declare Tagovailoa should be a Dolphins starter if healthy. Arians went on to compare Tua’s plight to his own time with those of Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck and Ben Roethlisberger. While Arians never frankly said he liked Tagovailoa as a potential customer, it’s hard to imagine a situation where Tagovailoa wouldn’t be part of the commercial for Brady if these commercial rumors were to be believed. the truth. The reality is that one of Tom Brady’s best friends, Rob Gronkowski, didn’t re-sign with the Buccaneers even though Brady was about to retire almost two weeks ago, and you’ve received a bitter rumor with some teeth. real.
That said, there are still some holes in this theory. For one, each one report are from The Athletic, Brady is still actively recruiting freelance agents to accompany him to Tampa Bay. Why would he do it if he plans to spend 2022 in Miami? At the beginning of March, the Arians announced that they would lose first five picks for any team to get Brady in a trade. Dolphins have no such capital. While the team has two first-round picks in 2023, they have no picks this year and it’s hard to imagine Arians & Co. Will be willing to part with Brady if they can’t get anything for the Bucs in the immediate future.
In the end, the rumor was shot down by other reporters. Jeff Howe’s The Athletic stated that “nothing happened between Tom Brady and the Dolphins.”
It doesn’t look like the Bucs will give up on Brady considering what they can achieve in his two years with the team and how underpowered the NFC South will be next season. Even with the loss of many offensive lineups starting last season – Alex Cappa and Ali Marpet – as well as star collector Chris Godwin and potential Gronkowski, the Buccaneers are in a position to compete in weak NFC. That being said, if Brady wants to leave Tampa, that means Miami will be his preferred destination. It’s close to family and if Brady still has any malice towards his former head coach Bill Belichick (very doubtful, but hey, wild speculation is my favorite), play for a team in the division of his old team would be a neat and efficient way back to him.
I suspect the Brady arrival rumors in Miami really carry any weight. Just having too many angles doesn’t make sense. With that said, it’s sure to be the biggest sports story in America – the third Brady-related story this month.