Last Updated Aug 30, 2021, 9:54 AM

Tom Brady 2020 Future Odds

Where, Oh Where will Tom Brady Be to Open the 2020 NFL Season?

If you are looking for a wager that has every possible intangible imaginable, the Tom Brady situation merits a serious look.  It begins with a transformational quarterback that lifted a sad sack New England Patriots franchise which was an afterthought in a baseball-crazed town into prominence as the greatest NFL dynasty of all-time. 

Yet he hardly did it by himself. 

PAtriots Coach Bill Belichick was at his side every step of the way.  The famed “Hoodie” cracked The League’s rigged rules that are designed to enhance parity and punish success. He is the mastermind of the dynasty and the greatest NFL coach of all time. 

Then there is the paternalistic owner of the Pats who was smart enough to pay and stay out of the way.  Robert Kraft thinks of Brady as a son, but he also respects what Belichick has built for him, not to mention the massive increase in value of his original investment. Let’s take a look at the DraftKings odds on where the NFL’s greatest quarterback ever will play on opening day. 

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Will Tom Brady be on the Patriots Roster for Week 1 of the 2020 season?

Yes -250, No +170

Which Team will be Tom Brady’s for Week 1 of the 2020 NFL Season?

New England Patriots -330
Las Vegas Raiders +600
Los Angeles Chargers +1000
Miami Dolphins +1400
Indianapolis Colts +1900
Tennessee Titans +1900
Dallas Cowboys +2200
Chicago Bears +3400
No Team Retired +3400
Carolina Panthers +6000

New England Patriots

First there is the ultimate practical consideration here that trumps all other factors.  The Patriots don’t have anyone else.  Belichick’s dream was to have Jimmy Garoppolo take over as the Patriots starter.  Brady wasn’t having any of it and, as a result, Jimmy G ended up in San Francisco.  With his departure came a huge void that Jarrett Stidham or Cody Kessler can’t possibly fill and that was the whole idea as far as Brady was concerned.

Many observers and gamblers look on Brady’s 2019 passer rating drop to 88.0 from 97.7 in 2018, yet the fact remains that Brady had a weak supporting cast that was exposed down the stretch.  Lost in the hysteria is that New England went 12-4 with a lack of game breakers.  Brady was a major factor in keeping the Pats afloat and he has always resented the Hoodie’s plot to replace him.  Belichick hates the theory that he was never a winning coach until he stumbled into Brady by accidental necessity when Drew Bledsoe was injured.  Perhaps Kraft and his love for Brady is the difference maker here.

Las Vegas Raiders

The Raiders limp into their first season in Sin City from Oakland having made the playoffs just once since 2003, which was also their only winning season (2016).

Head coach Jon Gruden is making strikes as he improved upon a 4-12 mark in 2018 with a 7-9 record in 2019.  Offensively the Raiders were actually not that bad and quarterback Derek Carr finished with a 100.8 rating and 21/8 touchdown to interception ratio.  If the Silver and Black back up the truck for Brady then it is simply for a championship name brand to slap on the marquee of Allegiant Stadium.  But would it really be wise and does Gruden really want to change signal callers?

Los Angeles Chargers

The Chargers make much more sense due to the parting of ways with Philip Rivers.  Tyrod Taylor is hardly going to move the needle on ticket sales for a team that is not even wanted in its new “hometown.”  Brady would seem to give the Chargers a much-needed identity and has a home Southern California.  His wife would no doubt love a move to LA.  But there is the bad memory of another import Charger quarterback that was never a fit.  Colts legend John Unitas stuck out like a sore thumb when he finished as a Charger in 1973. 

Dallas Cowboys

Talk about the ultimate wild card.  Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is always looking to make headlines and Brady’s arrival would certainly achieve that.  He also may not want to pay current Cowboys signal caller Dak Prescott the big raise that he desires.  Prescott is seen as good but perhaps not a franchise QB.  Brady may be seen as the missing link by Jones. 

Miami Dolphins and Indianapolis Colts

Brady is used to winning and would not likely depart the Patriots for teams that are on the fringe of contention.

Where Will Brady Be?

At the end of the day look for Kraft to insist that Brady stays and for Brady and Belichick to realize that the GOAT’s return is the best option for all concerned, if for none other than practical and realistic considerations.  New England is the call!

Best Bet: Tom Brady - New England Patriots

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Odds Subject to Change (T&C's Apply, 21+)

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