In what seems like a unending nightmare, Las Vegas Raiders followers obtained some perception into what their workforce nearly appeared like in the course of the 2020 season. Throughout Saturday evening’s UFC 278 PPV, Dana White joined the “Gronkcast” (Rob Gronkowski and household) and was coerced by Rob into telling the story of how he and Tom Brady practically ended up enjoying for the Raiders in 2020.
For brokering this sort of deal, certainly, there would’ve been great perks hooked up for White, however listening to this information and what may’ve been for Raiders followers is sort of a shot to the intestine. Brady carrying black and silver, enjoying for the workforce Al Davis placed on the map with their outlaw status would have been one thing.
Think about Tom Brady at quarterback with two Professional Bowl tight ends in Gronkowski and Darren Waller like he had in New England a decade in the past. Gronk and Aaron Hernandez gave the Patriots one of the vital dynamic offenses of the early 2010s. Most safeties and linebackers couldn’t guard both man. This is similar benefit the Raiders missed by not going by with the deal.
Had former Raiders head coach Jon Gruden not “blown that deal up,” the Tampa Bay Buccaneers wouldn’t have celebrated the franchise’s second Tremendous Bowl victory on the finish of that season. I’m not saying Las Vegas wins the Tremendous Bowl for certain, however with Brady main the way in which with two big targets at TE, there’s little question they’d have been in competition within the AFC.
Now issues are lastly including up. Brady was on LeBron James’ The Store after profitable the championship in Tampa and talked in regards to the earlier yr when he was deciding the place he’d play after leaving New England. Shocked that one particular workforce was now not concerned about his companies Brady used the road, “You’re going to stay with THAT (bleep-bleeper)?”
We now know the workforce, and the M’fer Brady refers to Derek Carr. In fact, anybody of their proper thoughts would soar on the alternative to teach not solely Brady however Gronk additionally. For Gruden, to nix, this deal on the final minute sounds absurd.
The historical past between Brady and the Raiders hasn’t been forgotten, so there most likely would’ve been some older followers of the workforce that wished no a part of Tom. Alternatively, Gruden was operating the group at this level and albeit made a foul enterprise resolution. Las Vegas completed the 2020 marketing campaign 8-8, lacking the postseason for the fourth consecutive yr.
Tampa ended that season with 11 wins and went on to win the Tremendous Bowl in Brady’s first yr within the NFC. Carr is an effective NFL QB, however if in case you have the prospect to amass the GOAT, that’s one thing you’ll want to do regardless of how a lot you may love the previous. Plus, the Raiders would get the participant many contemplate the goat TE (Gronk) with Tom within the deal. C’mon man.
It’s loopy to consider what ought to’ve been for one of the vital loyal fan bases within the NFL.