“Who wouldn’t?” Brown responded when asked about playing with Brady in a phone interview Friday, while discussing his partnership with Ladder, a new personal training app.
“He’s the greatest quarterback of all time,” Brown said of the Patriots QB.
Brown vaguely referred to Brady when asked a general free agency question. “You know who I’m talking about,” he said, playfully. When asked if he meant Brady, he laughed and said he was.
Brown made it clear that he meant no “disrespect” by his comments about Brady, meaning he has no problem with current Raiders’ quarterback Derek Carr. It’s just the opportunity to play with Brady again that appeals to him.
Brown was Brady’s left tackle in 2018, which ended with the Super Bowl LIII victory over the L.A. Rams. Months later, Brown signed a four-year, $66 million free-agent deal with the Raiders. Brown played right tackle and was one the best at his position in the NFL in 2019 and is now a key part of the team as it moves to Las Vegas.
There has been heavy speculation that the Raiders could pursue Brady, who is a free agent, with free agency is still set to begin next week.
Asked if he has reached out to Brady, Brown said he hasn’t because he is allowing him to enjoy his family time prior to free agency.
Brown isn’t the first Raiders’ offensive player this offseason to talk about the idea of playing with Brady, running back Josh Jacobs talked about the possibility as well.
In other football topics, Brown said he is getting excited about playing in Las Vegas. He said the move was one of the reasons why he signed with the Raiders because he wanted to be part of a historic NFL moment. Brown has long been a fan of the 2019 Raiders’ rookie class and he mentioned how important the class is for the team to take the next step.
Does that step include Brady? We shall see.
Do you agree with Brown about wanting Brady to wear silver and black?