One of the largest stories of the NFL offseason has been the potential unrestricted free agency of Tom Brady, who is looking to keep his Hall-of-Fame career rolling for at least another year in 2020.
While his future in New England remains very much in the air, there already are sharks circling in the water for the 42-year-old.
And one of them is the team that beat him twice in the Super Bowl.
NFL Network reported on Thursday that the Giants — along with the Tennessee Titans and Las Vegas Raiders — have shown interest in pursuing Brady this offseason.
The Giants already have Daniel Jones slated as the quarterback of the future after drafting him sixth overall last year and starting 13 games as Eli Manning’s heir apparent.
While Jones is very much will be the future of the team, new head coach Joe Judge did not commit to naming him the team’s starter while speaking with the media on Wednesday at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.
With the Giants not having a true No. 2 quarterback, there is a logical slot open for the team to pursue Brady. But acquiring the six-time Super Bowl winner would stall Jones’ professional development in Year 2 when it comes to starting.
Granted, there wouldn’t be many better teachers for a quarterback to learn under for at least a year.
Judge obviously has close ties with Brady as the two worked together for the past eight years in New England, winning three Super Bowls as quarterback and assistant coach.
The Giants also have the cap space to make a serious run at him should he hit the open market. After releasing veteran linebackers Alec Ogletree and Kareem Martin, New York has around $73 million to play with this offseason.