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Tom Brady shocked one NFL team passed on him, stuck with another QB

Jun 21, 2021 at 10:14 AM--


The San Francisco 49ers looked into the possibility of adding Tom Brady last offseason. Who knows how the season might have unfolded had they pursued the future Hall of Fame quarterback? It's doubtful Brady would have been able to single-handedly change the team's injury misfortunes.

San Francisco was reportedly Brady's top choice for a landing spot last year. The quarterback signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and went on to win yet another Super Bowl. San Francisco opted to stick with Jimmy Garoppolo, who missed 10 games last season. The 49ers finished 6-10.

Brady was a possibility to replace Garoppolo last year. This year, the 49ers have a succession plan after trading up to draft Trey Lance at No. 3 overall. HBO shared a promo for an episode of The Shop: Uninterrupted. Brady has the following to say about one of the interested NFL teams that he spoke with last offseason.

Said Brady: "One of the teams, they weren't interested at the very end. I was thinking, you're sticking with that motherf--ker?"


We learned of the promo from Pro Football Talk. Brady doesn't name the team in the promo itself, but Mike Florio wonders if Brady might be referring to San Francisco and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Perhaps. It seems like a logical connection. Although, Garoppolo has said that he and Brady continue to have a good relationship. If true, it seems odd that Brady would have referred to the 49ers quarterback like that. But you never know.

We may never find out for sure which team Brady was referring to, though.

Head coach Kyle Shanahan said last offseason that he and general manager John Lynch looked into the possibility of adding Brady, but in the end, decided it wasn't the best long-term move for the franchise.

"Once we realized and heard this could be realistic, this isn't just talk, we looked into it all, especially with the respect we have for Tom and everything, and how great of a player he is," Shanahan said last year. "We looked into it to try to see if it would be better for our team this year and in the future. When we weighed it all together, we didn't think it would."

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