One of several names set to dominate the QB storylines of the 2023 offseason is Tom Brady. The all-time great is a pending free agent who faces a number of possible options should he choose to continue his playing career.
One of those could be a move to Miami, something which has come close to taking place in the past. The Dolphins were involved in a tampering scandal in an unsuccessful attempt to land both he and head coach Sean Payton. That led to a number of punishments being handed down by the league, including the team forfeiting its first-round pick in the upcoming draft. Despite that, the Dolphins were said to be a potential suitor for him in 2023.
Momentum for a Brady-to-Miami contract does not appear to exist at this point, however. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Dolphins “are not expected to pursue” the 45-year-old in the event he hits the open market for the second time in his career. Brady helped the Buccaneers make the playoffs for the third straight year in his tenure there, but signs have pointed since their Wild-Card loss to him not returning to Tampa Bay.
While that certainly leaves the door open to a second retirement decision (one which the seven-time Super Bowl winner has said would be final, unlike his last one), it could also lead him elsewhere in free agency. The Raiders have quickly emerged as a logical landing spot for him, given the presence of Josh McDaniels and the team’s apparent desire to move on from Derek Carr. Earlier this month, it was reported that Vegas is doing their homework on Brady, amongst other QB options.
Miami has given Tua Tagovailoa a vote of confidence heading into the 2023 season, so it would come as little surprise if the team avoided making a big splash on the QB market. A veteran insurance policy is expected as a backup, given his concussion issues that arose this year, but the former top-five pick showed considerable improvement when healthy this season. Even if Miami is out of the running, Brady is likely to sill have multiple suitors in the coming weeks.
13 comments on “Dolphins Not Eyeing Tom Brady Addition?”
Hard to see how they’d make the cap work with Brady. The roster is built to be all-in on a rookie deal QB.
Tua isn’t it. He gets hurt to much
Well, as of right now, they’re $16 million over the cap for next year, and cutting Byron Jones and Cedrick Wilson won’t even cover all of that. And their first draft pick (of only four) isn’t until 52. So Tua may not be the answer, but they’re not going to have many better options.
Dolphins can create cap space with cuts or restructures and they should def be aggressive again in FA, IMO.
This Brady is dead though. Tua has proven “it” and is the QB of the team but I wouldn’t mind a solid back like Minshew.
This Brady story***
Beyond Jones and Wilson, who do you see them cutting that would actually save them much money? And that wouldn’t even get them under the cap. There’s a limit to what they can do with restructures, too, with such a top heavy roster. How aggressive can they possibly be in free agency?
Brady is going to Raiders or Titans. Only other possible teams are Pats, Jets, and Saints but they don’t seem realistic
Eww… Brady as a Jet. Boston natives may once again lead a Revolution if that happens.
Raiders? Remember who were victims of the Tuck Rule.
Jets? Remember who blew the whistle on the Patriots’ spying operation.
Miami? Remember who gut busted for tapping-up both Brady and Sean Payton.
Also, “80 for Brady” is in theatres next weekend and early word is that movie is AWFUL.
Why not the bucs ?
But I think the raiders are a solid choice. Obvious the division isn’t ideal but the team is complete can bulk up defense and o line in off seasob
Because the Bucs suck.
…because of Brady.
The ONLY team I can see signing Brady is the Bears. Only reason is Brady is only good for 1 year. Since the bears have that #1 draft pick pick up the rookie QB and let him sit behind Brady for a year.