Report: Raiders believed to be team that slighted Brady in free agency
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On HBO's "The Shop: Uninterrupted," Brady said when the unidentified organization backed out, his initial thought was, "You're sticking with that motherf-----? Are you serious?"
Based on the belief that the Raiders were the ones that dropped out of the running for the quarterback's services, pivot Derek Carr would be the "motherf-----" in question.
Las Vegas, the Los Angeles Chargers, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were thought to be the front-runners for the superstar's services during his free agency period. The Chargers reportedly believed Brady would stay on the East Coast for family considerations. The club also didn't have an incumbent quarterback after allowing Philip Rivers to sign elsewhere.
When asked if the Raiders would pursue Brady, head coach Jon Gruden responded, "We love our quarterback."
The San Francisco 49ers and Tennessee Titans were reportedly also among the teams who considered taking a run at signing Brady.
The 43-year-old ultimately joined Tampa Bay and led the team to a Super Bowl victory in February.
Brady said he would get his revenge on the franchise that didn't want him, vowing, "I'm gonna go f--- you up because of that."
The Bucs didn't play the 49ers or Titans in 2020, but they did score wins over both Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
Brady threw for five touchdowns in a 38-31 win over the Chargers, with rookie Justin Herbert leading the way. The former New England Patriot then went off for 369 yards and four touchdowns three weeks later in a 45-20 win over Carr and the Raiders.