BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — We are now in full blown "lets just throw team names out there" mode for speculating where Tom Brady will play football in 2020.
Earlier this week, multiple national talk show hosts suggested the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers as potential suitors for Brady. On Super Bowl Sunday, NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported that the soon to be Las Vegas Raiders will be going after TB12 if he hits free agency in March.
Now, CBS Sports has thrown their hat into the speculation ring, ranking the eight best teams for Brady to sign with.
If you want a laugh, check this one out:
The Patriots land in 5th place, mainly due to their cap situation (Bill Belichick has famously said that cap space can be maneuvered in a number of different ways) and the lack of "weapons" on the roster.
The number one team on the list?
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Think about that for a second, TB12 on the TB Bucs.
There are a number of reasons that Brady may want to head south to the gulf coast of Florida: the Bucs have one of the best 1-2 wide receiver duos in the league with Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, they have the third most cap space available this offseason, and they're probably looking to move on from current QB Jameis Winston, who just lead the league in interceptions (30).
Further solidifying Tampa Bay as a potential suitor, NBC's Peter King has referred to the Buccaneers as a "sleeping giant" in the Brady Sweepstakes.
While there's no denying the skill position talent and the money that the Bucs' front office could throw at Brady, it's still a long shot.
Tampa Bay has had one winning season (2016) in the past decade, a revolving door at Head Coach (six since 2008) with their current one, Bruce Arians not a sure thing to stick around for multiple years. On top of having to adjust the offense to Brady, it seems like a lot of extra head aches for the soon to be 43-year-old quarterback.
WBZ NewsRadio's Dan Watkins (@DanWatkinsRadio) reports