Even though free agency does not officially begin for another six weeks, Tom Brady's future is still almost all everyone in the NFL, and especially New England, can talk about.
Brady will be a free agent for the first time in his career come March and it appears there will be quite a bit of interest in the 42-year-old, which wasn't really the belief just a few weeks back.
According to WEEI's Dale Arnold, there may be double-digit teams interested, including a few surprises.
“I have been told as many as 11 teams may have already indicated to the Brady camp that there is some interest," he said Wednesday on Dale & Keefe. "I have been told that the Redskins are interested. The next two probably would shock you -- Manish Mehta will take hostages -- because I was told the Jets may be interested, and Joe Judge may be interested for the New York Giants.”
It is worth noting free agency does not begin officially until March 18 and the legal tampering period starts March 16, so technically Brady cannot speak to other teams until then. However, he can talk to and potentially re-sign with the Patriots at any point.
Teams that have been connected to Brady the most so far have been the Chargers, Raiders and Dolphins.