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Report: Titans believe team has ‘pretty good chance’ of signing Tom Brady

The Tom Brady free-agency saga is now in its stretch run with the market set to open in a few weeks, and it sounds like the Tennessee Titans are confident the team can land the quarterback should he fail to re-sign with the New England Patriots.

During an appearance Friday on “Get Up,” Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reported that the Titans “believe they have a pretty good chance” to sign Brady in free agency.

Fowler’s take on the Titans situation interestingly comes on the same day that head coach Mike Vrabel downplayed any special meaning to his recent FaceTime chat with Tom Brady that was captured on television. The video unsurprisingly went viral and whipped up a frenzy that led to rampant speculation about the veteran quarterback’s free-agency future.

What’s more, there is now a belief that the market for Brady is not as robust as expected or previously reported. Greg Bedard of Sports Business Journal reported this week that it’s conceivable that Vrabel and the Titans are using a purported interest in Brady as leverage in negotiations with incumbent quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

“League sources expect the Titans to lock in Ryan Tannehill at some point at a cheaper rate thanks to the Brady leverage, although that could change,” Bedard wrote.

The ongoing rampant speculation, rumor-mongering and widespread conjecture aside concerning Brady’s future, the saga will be resolved one way or another soon enough with free agency opening on March 18. When it does finally happen, the revelation over what comes next in Brady’s career undoubtedly will leave a noticeable vacuum in day-to-day NFL coverage in its wake.