Tom Brady Next Team Odds: Who's the Favorite?
It’s been a rough few months for Tom Brady, on the field and off it.
He finalized his divorce from his ex-wife Gisele Bundchen at the end of October. Then he suffered through his first losing season in 22 years as a starting quarterback, as Tampa Bay finished 8-9. And then on Monday night, the Bucs were soundly bounced from the playoffs, getting clobbered at home by the Cowboys.
Not the way the NFL legend wants to end his career.
But the GOAT does turn 46 on Aug. 3 and he has a monster TV contract (a reported 10-year, $375 million deal) lined up with Fox Sports to be their lead analyst–so could the loss to Dallas be his last game in the NFL?
I doubt it.
Brady has mentioned before he wants to play until he’s 50, and he did have a solid 2022 regular season (4,694 yards, 25 touchdowns and 9 interruptions) so the guy can still play well.
Immediately after the blowout, speculation quickly turned to where Brady, set to become an unrestricted free agent, might play next season.
The Bucs remain the favorite (+200) to retain captain Tom’s services should he decide not to retire.
But his post-game press conference made it seem like he was saying farewell to his time in Tampa. "I love this organization," he told the media. "It's a great place to be. Thank you everybody for welcoming me. Just very grateful for the respect and I hope I gave it back to you guys."
Brady added he'll "take it one day at a time, truly."
The next betting favorites, the Raiders (+250), make the most sense because Las Vegas is moving on from QB Derek Carr.
Plus, the Raiders are coached by Josh McDaniels, Brady's former offensive coordinator with the Patriots.
Speaking of the Pats, they’re the fourth betting choice (+750) – behind the 49ers (+350) – but there’s no way in hell a Belichick-Brady reunion is happening.
San Francisco looks pretty set at quarterback, but if they fall short of a Super Bowl victory, Brady could be in the picture, but my guess is they’ll look to trade one of their quarterbacks and shore up other areas through deals and the draft.
Not sure Brady would be a priority, but he’s a California native and if the Niners think they’re just one legend away from winning the big one, perhaps they do make him a godfather offer. Much will depend on how Brock Purdy plays Sunday against the Cowboys. He was great against the Seahawks.
My bet is that Brady is done in Tampa and that the Raiders will go after Brady hard.
He’d obviously make a big splash in Vegas.
But what about the Dolphins? If Miami moves on from Tua Tagovailoa – ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports they are not – then Brady could be targeted again and have a chance to stay in Florida to be closer to his kids with whom he’ll share joint custody with his ex-wife.
Tom has options and he’ll have plenty of suitors.