Top Five Fantasy Landing Spots for Tom Brady

Top Five Fantasy Landing Spots for Tom Brady

Tom Brady is arguably the best quarterback in the history of the National Football League… and fantasy football. The GOAT has scored 5,944.4 career fantasy points, which is 755.4 more than the No. 1 quarterback. 2, Drew Brees. He’s also continued to play at a high level well into his early to mid-40s, which is a rare occurrence in a league that almost never sees active players at that age.

Brady, 45, will be a free agent in the 2023 NFL offseason. That raises the question in the NFL and the fantasy world: If Brady continues his career, where will he end up? And more for our purposes, what are some of the best landing spots for the undisputed prodigy as it pertains to his future fantasy football value?

Here are five teams that could be in need of a quarterback and would be interesting spots for Brady to land next season. Let’s begin this fun exercise in Sin City.

Las Vegas Raiders

Derek Carr will not be back with the Raiders next season and Jarrett Stidham is slated to become a free agent. That could open up a lot of interest for Brady, who of course played for many years in New England with current Raiders tight end Josh McDaniels as his offensive coordinator. Las Vegas has a lot of talent on offense, and Davante Adams, Hunter Renfrow and Darren Waller would all benefit from the presence of the Goat. If the Raiders keep free agent Josh Jacobs, this could be a fun offense to watch. The move would also make Vegas an AFC contender.

New York Jets

That would be crazy, but what if Brady signed with his former rivals, the Jets? (I wonder if Men in Green fans can handle that!) It looks like Zach Wilson has already worn out his welcome in the Big Apple and Mike White is slated to become a free agent. Brady knows the AFC East like no one else, and he would face his former team, the New England Patriots, twice a season. The Jets also have some good young talent on the offensive side of the football with Breece Hall, Garrett Wilson and Elijah Moore in the mix. Brady’s presence would help everyone.

Indianapolis Colts

The Colts organization is a mess right now, from what will be a head coaching vacancy to a disastrous quarterback position. Signing Brady would be in line with the team’s addition of veteran quarterbacks like Philip Rivers, Carson Wentz and Matt Ryan in recent seasons and make them an immediate AFC South contender. Brady’s presence under center would also be good news for the value of Jonathan Taylor, Michael Pittman, Parris Campbell (if retained) and Alec Pierce.

Seattle Seahawks

I’m going to guess the Seahawks will keep free agent Geno Smith, who is coming off a career season that led them to the playoffs. But what if Seattle decides to make a splash and add Brady to their roster? The veteran wouldn’t hurt the stock of Ken Walker, DK Metcalf or Tyler Lockett, and the fact that he threw the ball a banana 733 times last season means Brady’s “elder” right arm looks to be fine. He would also be involved in several shootouts with the 49ers, Cardinals and Rams.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it? Some would argue that the Buccaneers offense was broken this season, and that would be true. But imagine what losing Brady would do to the value of Leonard Fournette, Rachaad White, Chris Godwin and Mike Evans? Chances are, it wouldn’t be a good thing from a fantasy standpoint. And while he had a down season by his lofty standards, Brady still threw for nearly 4,700 yards with 26 total touchdowns and finished 12th among quarterbacks.

Michael Fabiano is an award-winning fantasy football analyst at Sports Illustrated and a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA) Hall of Fame. Click here to read all of his articles here at SI Fantasy. You can follow Michael on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram for your latest fantasy news and the best analysis in the business to help you win a fantasy championship!

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