Tom Brady rumors: Latest news, updates on potential 2023 landing spots if he leaves Buccaneers

By | January 16, 2023

Well, here we go again.

The last time Tom Brady was a free agent, it led to some entertaining storylines, months of speculation and a question of a certain “MFer.”

With Brady set to hit free agency again, the rumor mill has begun to churn. Will Brady end up back with the Bucs or will the quarterback chase greener pastures once again beyond the Bay?

Brady is coming off another Brady-esque season with Tampa Bay. While the Buccaneers slipped to an 8-9 record this year, that wasn’t the fault of Brady, who threw for 25 touchdowns to nine interceptions over 4,694 passing yards this season. He also completed 66.8 percent of his passes. 

This offseason is going to be drastically different than the last for Brady, which featured a retirement, an un-retirement, and a change in head coach for Tampa Bay. It seems almost certain that Brady is going to gear up for his 24th year in the league.

All that’s to say Brady still has one-upped Father Time, so one team may be very lucky to win the Brady sweepstakes come this offseason. 

Here’s the latest on Brady and where he may end up:

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Tom Brady rumors: Latest news, updates on 2023 landing spots

Gronk ‘would be surprised’ if a reunion was in the cards

Date: Monday, Jan. 16
Source: New Heights Podcast

While some were maybe expecting a Hollywood ending in New England, with Brady returning to save the organization from Mac Jones, don’t expect that to be the case. On the “New Heights” podcast with Jason and Travis Kelce, longtime Brady teammate Rob Gronkowski said he would be “100 percent surprised” if Brady made his way back to the northeast.

Raiders set to ‘aggressively pursue’ Brady this offseason

Date: Sunday, Jan. 15
Source: Jonathan Jones, CBS Sports

While the Raiders have been named as a potential Brady landing spot, CBS Sports’ Jonathan Jones takes it a step further: Las Vegas is going to “aggressively pursue” Brady this offseason, 

Vegas still has to move on from Derek Carr before any Brady signing can happen, but expect a Carr move to be made soon after the conclusion of the Super Bowl.

Three teams in the mix for Brady in 2023

Date: Saturday, Jan. 14
Source: Ian Rapoport, NFL Network

There are three teams in the mix for Tom Brady, and all three are familiar rumored landing spots: The Raiders, the Titans and the 49ers. 

The Raiders make sense because of the connection to Josh McDaniels, while the 49ers are Tom Brady’s favorite boyhood team. The Titans had been an interesting landing spot, and were pursuing Brady when he was a free agent in 2020. 

For now, those are the three teams involved, but it’s early yet in the offseason, so 

Raiders a ‘possibility’ for Brady

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 4
Source: Ian Rapoport, NFL Network

With Week 18 around the corner, the Raiders are already looking beyond 2022. Reports indicate that Josh McDaniels may angle for a reunion with Brady, with Derek Carr on his way out of Sin City. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport says that Vegas remains a “possibility” for Brady.