Titans reportedly no longer ‘all-in’ on Tom Brady
A report last week suggested that the Tennessee Titans not only were interested in making a run at Tom Brady should he not re-sign with the New England Patriots, but the team was also confident about accomplishing the free-agency coup.
Regardless of the veracity of that reporting, there is now word that the Titans may no longer be as intrigued by the notion of signing the 42-year-old quarterback.
ESPN NFL insider Dianna Russini appeared Tuesday on the network’s “Get Up” morning show and suggested the Titans’ interest in Brady could be waning.
“In terms of Brady’s interest in playing in Nashville, he certainly would love that opportunity, but from what I can gather, it does not seem like the Titans are all in on Tom Brady,” Russini stated.
“I think every team has to be open minded to Tom Brady, they have to have that conversation. I just think that they’re more committed to making it work with Ryan Tannehill than they are Tom Brady.”
Russini went on to relay her intel on the Brady sweepstakes related to another purported suitor, the San Francisco 49ers, and the word is that the Bay Area team may be inclined to wait on Kirk Cousins.
.@diannaESPN doesn't think the 49ers are interested in Tom Brady. There's another soon-to-be free agent QB she thinks they want to look at.— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) March 10, 2020
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Cousins does have one year left on his deal with the Minnesota Vikings — though the team could sign him to an extension — but his longstanding relationship with 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan going back to their days together in Washington is believed to be a factor in the team’s supposed interest.
Meanwhile, despite the 49ers’ interest in Brady having been met with significant skepticism given the presence of Jimmy Garoppolo, the whispers have nevertheless continued.
All that being said, setting aside the ongoing rampant speculation, rumor-mongering and widespread conjecture concerning Brady’s future, the saga will be resolved one way or another soon enough with free agency opening on March 18.