Let the next chapter of the Tom Brady saga … begin.
With both the Miami Dolphins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers getting bounced from the NFL Playoffs after losing in Super Wild Card Weekend, conversations about the chances Tom Brady will head to South Beach are getting louder and louder.
I’ve been pushing this narrative for awhile now, and, just being honest, I was one of the first (if not THE first) in the 2023 offseason cycle to predict Brady is going to be a Dolphin. Not only am I strongly advocating for it: I truly believe it’s going to happen.
Over time, more and more voices have joined me in saying this, and now I can welcome another man to the club. He’s a pretty big deal: legendary football analyst Rich Eisen, who said Miami is an ideal landing spot for the seven-time Super Bowl champion.
“If [Brady] wants to keep playing football and give himself a shot at winning one, and give himself a situation where he would be set up personally in a way that pleases him, he would go to the Miami Dolphins,” Eisen said during a segment of his show Wednesday.
“It makes total, complete sense, except for the fact that Tua’s [Tagovailoa] there … It would be wild if Brady shows up to turn Tua into the Jalen Hurts of this equation. It would be wild,” he continued.
Hol. Lee. Shit. My dreams of Tom Brady being a Miami Dolphin might actually be happening.
And Rich Eisen is right — Brady joining the Dolphins does make total and complete sense. I’ve already gone over this in two other pieces (here and here), but if you’re too lazy to click on them, I’ll give you a quick breakdown:
Brady’s kids are going to be the biggest factor in his decision, and two out of three of them are in Miami (one is in New York). That alone could bring Brady to South Beach. (RELATED: Aaron Rodgers Hints He Could Play For New NFL Team)
Then, you have the Miami Dolphins roster, which provides an incredible amount of weapons for Brady. You have the likes of Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle and Mike Gesicki, and then you have that stellar defense to back him up, led by Xavien Howard and Bradley Chubb. On top of that, Brady’s already got a solid running back tandem in Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson Jr., but as I mentioned recently … depending on what the books look like, the Dolphins could also bring in Dalvin Cook at the running back position — God, imagine that.
Brady would also have the entire city of Miami as his playpen and a tropical metropolis to build an empire in post-retirement. He has other perks, as well, like how he already has a great relationship with Dolphins ownership and he gets to beat up on Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots twice a year…
With all of this on his plate, why wouldn’t Brady want to be a Miami Dolphin?
And that’s exactly why I have this man coming down to South Beach.