The Las Vegas Raiders are preparing to "aggressively pursue" Tom Brady, multiple sources have told Jonathan Jones of CBS Sports. Late in the season, the Raiders decided to send Derek Carr home and they will be having a new starting quarterback in 2023.
Brady, who retired last February and then un-retired 40 days later, is 45 and will be an unrestricted free agent in the offseason. Also, Jones reported that the expectation is that Brady will continue playing beyond the 2022 season but just not with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
"I don't know. You guys gotta write something new every day. So I just wake up, show up and try to do my job," Brady said.
Will Brady end up with the Raiders?
Last summer, UFC President Dana White said he had all worked out for Brady and Rob Gronkowski to join the Raiders in 2020.
But then someone from the Raiders said no and decided to keep Carr. “I worked to put that deal together for Brady and Gronk to come to the Raiders. And it was almost a done deal. And at the last minute, Gruden blew the deal up and said that he didn’t want [Brady].
And all hell broke loose, man. It was crazy and Brady was already looking at houses, and it wasn’t being said yet that Gronk was coming. So Las Vegas would have had Brady and Gronk the year that the Bucs won the Super Bowl, except Gruden blew the deal up," White said during 'UFC 278 with the Gronks'
Responding to White's comments, Gronkowski said: “That’s exactly what happened, and you just told the story." In their first year in Tampa Bay, Brady and Gronkowski won the Super Bowl. “I’m glad it did not go through.
It all worked out for the best, man. I’m glad we went to Tampa, man. It just worked out. I love that place," Gronkowski told White. It remains to be seen if the Raiders can land Brady in the offseason.