What’s next for Tom Brady? Experts predict landing spots, Bucs’ QB


Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been eliminated from the 2022 NFL playoffs — in a 31-14 blowout loss to the Dallas Cowboys in the wild-card round — which means the greatest quarterback in league history is again an unrestricted free agent. The 45-year-old Brady has been coy about his future, but he’s still playing at a high level; he recently broke his own record for most completions in a season.

The last time Brady was a free agent, after the 2019 season, he left the New England Patriots to sign with the Bucs and promptly won a Super Bowl in Year 1. He briefly retired after Tampa Bay was eliminated in the divisional round last year, but he reversed his decision less than two months later and led the Bucs to an NFC South title.

Now, Brady again has options. He could return to the Bucs to make a run at his eighth Super Bowl title, sign with another team — or retire and start his career as a TV analyst.

Where should Brady want to play in 2023? What could the Bucs do at quarterback if Brady leaves? We asked our panel of ESPN NFL experts to weigh in on what’s next for the GOAT and the Bucs:

Which NFL team should go all out to sign Brady in 2023?

Jeremy Fowler, national NFL writer: Raiders. Las Vegas appears to want three things: a culture shift, an exciting player to drive interest and a quarterback who can run coach Josh McDaniels’ offense better than anyone. Brady fits on all fronts. The Raiders also need to win now. Brady can help with that, too.

Dan Graziano, national NFL writer: Dolphins. I know it sounds like they want to stick with Tua Tagovailoa, assuming he’s recovered from his concussion by then. But with the players they have on offense, a little tinkering with the offensive and defensive lines would make this a win-now roster that could be a Super Bowl contender with a more reliably available quarterback.

Jenna Laine, Bucs reporter: Buccaneers. Despite the loss on Monday, the issues they’ve had this season stem from…

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