Another day has passed and still Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady still hasn’t made a decision, or at least made it public knowledge about his future or lack thereof as an NFL player. If he does not decide to retire, as most reports have reported, there are many teams that would surely want his services.
There has been talk of many candidates to be the seven-time Super Bowl winner’s third team, should he not decide to return to the Bucs or seek a second stint with the New England Patriots, however, there is one that has been virtually un-speculated about, that has changed this mid-week.
Could Tom Brady be a player for the Detroit Lions?
According to an article Mike Florio posted on NBC Sports’ Pro Football Talk, where he cites a discussion he had with Chris Simms on PFT Live, he said that his co-host suggested the possibility that the former husband of Brazilian top model Gisele Bndchen may be interested in the Detroit Lions during free agency.
It is worth remembering that the Lions were arguably the best team that did not qualify for the playoffs this season, going 9-8 and defeating the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football, which left great feelings about the organization where head coach Dan Campbell is head coach.
Tom Brady’s Michigan connection
It is also important to remember that Brady played at the collegiate level with the Michigan Wolverines, so if he went to the “Motor City” he would return to the state where he took his first steps before entering the NFL in the 2000 Draft.
Quarterback Jared Goff had a good season in Detroit, however, it would not be unreasonable for the Lions to look to Tom Brady to take his place, this team has not only not won a Super Bowl, but has never played in one despite being one of the oldest franchises in the NFL.
The sad history of the Dettroit Lions
The Lions were founded in 1930 as the Portsmouth Spartans and won their last championship in 1957, when the famous “curse of Bobby Layne” began, the famous QB who changed teams against his will, 66 years without a title for this organization, a challenge that could sound very interesting for Brady.