Tom Brady can officially become a free agent in less than six weeks, and there's plenty of time for further speculation as to what the patriots need to do to keep him and which teams the 42-year-old quarterback may be pursuing.
The chargers have been consistently associated with Brady, it seems, with Philip Rivers, who recently relocated his family to Florida. Los Angeles will open its new shared stadium with the Rams this year and could attract even more fans after moving from San Diego in 2017.
However, the quest for quarterback has a new fold. According to the Bleacher Report, Buzz is about a possible trade in chargers for the Panther star Cam Newton.
Carolina could choose to continue from Newton and go with Kyle Allen or Will Grier. The 30-year-old Newton would give the chargers a proven quarterback for 2020, which they might want if they chose to place a potential franchise caller in 6th place in the 2020 NFL draft, which the Bleacher Report says is likely is.
A Chargers swap for Newton would give Brady, who could become a free agent on March 18, one option less in the Free Agency, which might give patriots a little more leverage – or Chargers division rival Raiders, open the door when they move to Las Vegas.
The Titans were excluded as an opportunity for Brady, and Ryan Tannehill expected to stay in Nashville – where prep school students recently got a rumor by mistaking a woman for Brady's wife, Gisele Bundchen.