Tom Brady reportedly will sign with the Buccaneers, but perhaps the biggest surprise was the number of teams who were actually interested.
By all accounts, it came down to the Chargers and Bucs, and those were the only teams to show legitimate interest at the end.
Appearing on Dale & Keefe Thursday, NBC Sports' Peter King said Don Yee, Brady's agent, tried to get other teams interested, but it just didn't happen.
“I think Don Yee, being the good agent that he is, tried to get other teams interested, and couldn’t," King said. "Maybe some other teams did get interested at some point, but I know that all the usual suspects, they called and they tried to get interest in Tom. Maybe some of them did and talked to them. Apparently Tennessee was interested all along in keeping Ryan Tannehill. Indianapolis all along seemed not to be interested in Brady, and some of the other ones, I think we talked about it awhile ago -- Jon Gruden at the scouting combine basically made it pretty clear (the Raiders) would not be chasing Brady and they would not be inflating the bid for Brady.
"I think some of this had to do with, and let me put it to you this way, somebody with a team that I called about two weeks ago and just asked, ‘Are you guys interested or not interested?’ This guy said, ‘Some people in our building are interested, the problem is others are trying to talk them out of it because a year from now we might be in a really difficult situation at quarterback because we took a one or two-year shot at Tom Brady.’ I think that really made it difficult. That really kind of made it more difficult than you would think.
"You would think if Tom Brady is on the market people are all going to be lined up making their pitches. We’ll see. Don Yee hasn’t told his story yet and I don’t know that he will. I am a little surprised that at least as of now it came down to two teams.”