Chicago Bears: Revisiting why Tom Brady to Chicago is a fantasy

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Tom Brady announced today that he still has plenty left to prove and he plans on playing football in 2020. The question is, will he play for the Patriots or will a team like the Chicago Bears have a chance to sign him?

Here we go again. Although I will admit I am shocked Tom Brady has yet to sign a new deal to play for the New England Patriots in 2020, I still believe that Brady to the Chicago Bears is a fantasy more than a possibility.

I understand that not everyone is up to date on the league’s backup quarterbacks. Here is the thing, take a look at the New England Patriots roster. If the team lets Brady walk, their current quarterbacks are Jarrett Stidham and Cody Kessler.

Do we truly believe that the Patriots have enough faith in Stidham that they can just let Tom Brady walk out the door? Stidham is a fourth-round draft pick out of Auburn. He never threw for more than 18 touchdowns in college. He is not a bad prospect and he obviously sat behind one of the best quarterbacks ever in Brady. I still would not trust giving him the reins of that team.

The Patriots are set up similarly to the Chicago Bears. They have a great defense with a struggling offense. Yes, even the great Tom Brady struggled in 2019 with that offense. Now, I would argue the Bears have more playmakers but the offense itself would need to change. Brady is not going to run multiple RPOs as Nagy runs with Trubisky.

Now, the Patriots are likely to draft another quarterback in the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft. Again, do we believe Bill Belichick is going to want to trust Stidham or a brand new rookie to run his team in 2020? Maybe, just maybe they let Brady walk and they bring in a veteran like Philip Rivers? I highly doubt it, but the possibility is there. More likely and what I predict happening is Tom Brady signs a one or two-year deal to stay in New England.

Listen. If Ryan Pace is a good general manager, he will be calling Brady’s agent and seeing what it would take to come to Chicago. I expect this to happen and I would embrace Brady coming here with open arms even if he is on the downside of his career.

The problem is, although the needle is starting to move, I still do not find this to be a legitimate option. I see Brady not wanting to come to Chicago or Pace not wanting to throw money at a 42-year-old quarterback no matter how great he has been. The likelihood of him playing for the Bears is still very slim in my opinion. Too many variables exist, but then again Pace did find a way to trade for Khalil Mack.

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Even though there is probably better than a five percent chance Pace and Brady make something work this offseason, holding out hope for Brady to come into Chicago and win the Bears a Super Bowl is like holding out hope that you have a chance to marry your celebrity crush. Keep hoping, but it is not happening.