Why recent Tom Brady Buccaneers rumors make no sense
By Rob Leeds
Tom Brady leaving the Buccaneers for the 49ers? Don’t buy it.
Sources Twitter is back everyone, and your favorite “my mother’s gardener heard Tom Brady say….” guy is back to his old ways. These people just tend to follow the news cycle and hope their take sticks, and the current flavor of the month is that Brady wants to leave the Buccaneers for the 49ers.
This prognostication has started to make its rounds on social media and on several prominent shows, and some people believe that there is a decent chance that Brady un-retires and demands a trade to San Fran to compete for a Super Bowl with the team he loved as a boy.
As Bucs fans, we should know better than anyone to hold off on ruling out any wild Tom Brady ideas, but we probably should on this for several reason, but one in particular; Trey Lance.
Lance was the forgotten man on the 49ers this season when Jimmy Garoppolo stepped up in a surprising way, but San Francisco is less than one year removed from giving up some hefty draft capital to bring in their guy out of the talented 2021 quarterback class.
Trading for Brady would be a complete indictment of that decision.
Brady is better than Lance, but Lance doesn’t need to be as good as Brady to lead this team to a Super Bowl. He only has to be slightly better than Jimmy G. This isn’t the highest bar on the planet to reach.
Lance has the talent to make the already-exciting offenses for the 49ers that much more dynamic and his price tag would be a fraction of Jimmy G’s or Tom Brady’s.
Trading for Brady ignores how close that team was to making the Super Bowl, stifles the development of the future face of the franchise, and takes away valuable picks for the future to actually bring their new QB1 in.
Again, this seems like a nice move on paper from an emotional standpoint, but we have to move past that for a moment. The 49ers in the NFC West are not in a better spot to win than the Buccaneers are in the NFC South. This move just isn’t a fit for either side.
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