Chris Gasper

Report: 'League-wide' interest in signing Brady as free agent

Report: 'League-wide' interest in signing Brady as free agent

What's the market for a soon-to-be 43-year-old quarterback coming off a first-round playoff exit?

When it's THIS QB, there's plenty of interest, an AFC personnel director tells Chris Gasper of the Boston Globe.

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As The Tom Brady Watch wraps up its first week, with the Patriots legend and greatest to play the position is poised to become a free agent for the first time in his career, the anonymous AFC personnel director told Gasper, that, at 43 next season and despite a drop in his statistics the past two seasons, Brady would be "a better quarterback than most of the guys in the NFL."

“I think at this point a lot of teams would have interest,” he told Gasper “How could you not? Not just us, league-wide.

“Anybody with any kind of question mark at QB would have to look at him — they would be crazy not to — even though he’s 42. He’s a better quarterback than most of the guys in the NFL."

The personnel director suggested that the Miami Dolphins, with former Patriots defensive-signal caller Brian Flores as coach, and the Tennessee Titans, coached by ex-Pats linebacker Mike Vrabel, would be interested in Brady. 

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The Los Angeles Chargers, as they move to a new stadium they'll share with the Rams and likely part ways with QB Phillip Rivers, are also an oft-mentioned Brady destination.

Ex-Indianapolis Colts coach and current NBC NFL analyst Tony Dungy said the Colts would be a good fit.

So, as the magic date of March 18, when Brady is officially a free agent, draws closer and if there's no movement in Brady's talks with the Patriots, expect to hear of plenty of possible landing spots. 

“He can still play. He’s not one of these guys where the wheels fell off and he can’t play anymore," the personnel director told Gasper. "I wouldn’t go there at all. He did not have a lot to work with, I’ll be honest.”

Breakfast Pod: Red Sox bullpen crumbling from overuse; Is Kemba Walker worth a max deal?

Breakfast Pod: Red Sox bullpen crumbling from overuse; Is Kemba Walker worth a max deal?

The Red Sox bullpen can't close it out again. What can be done? And is Kemba Walker with a max deal the answer for the Celtics?

1:04 - The Red Sox struggles continued with Matt Barnes giving up a two-run home run in the ninth to blow another save, John Tomase joins Early Edition to discuss what needs to be done to turn this season around.

7:28 - Tom Giles and Chris Gasper debate if the Celtics should pursue Kemba Walker in free agency.

12:23 - The BST crew hands out their midseason Red Sox report cards.

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Breakfast Pod: No suspension for Marchand; Sox putting it together after sweep of A's

Breakfast Pod: No suspension for Marchand; Sox putting it together after sweep of A's

We examine the aftermath of Brad Marchand's jab at the back of Scott Harrington's head in the Bruins loss, what the Celtics need to do as they return home for Game 3 and the suddenly resurgent Red Sox.

1:21 - After the NHL stated Brad Marchand would not receive any suspension after punching Blue Jackets Scott Harrington in the back of the head during Game 3, we get Marchand’s and Cassidy’s reaction; Chris Gasper and Joe Haggerty discuss on Early Edition.  

6:40 - Chris Forsberg, Chris Gasper, Trenni Kusnierek and Gary Tanguay discuss Celtic’s loss to Bucks in Game 2, and whether or not this was just a bad night or if this means a tough rest of the series for the Celtics.

10:15 - After the Red Sox sweep the A’s, Lou Merloni, Trenni Kusnierek, and Gary Tanguay look ahead at the rest of the season.  

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