There was a recent piece published by a Chicago Bears expert recently which should excite the whole fanbase.
First of all, Stankevitz suggests that Brady takes his time with free agency. After all, this would be the first time he decided to explore the open market. Initially, names like Philip Rivers, Jameis Winston, Teddy Bridgewater, Ryan Tannehill Dak Prescott and Marcus Mariota are signed by the 20th of March.
Then, he foresees the Patriots trading for a guy like Andy Dalton instead of leaving themselves high and dry. Hey, maybe New England drafts the future at the quarterback position in the upcoming draft while allowing Dalton to be their bridge.
At this stage, the Bears have already signed Case Keenum to a cheap deal worth around $5 million.
Brady is still without a job, and Carr is still a Raider — until the bombshell drops.
Stankevitz then predicts Brady signs with Oakland, as has been rumored all along. For those not keeping track, the Raiders are reportedly set to offer Brady a deal worth $60 million over two years.
So, with Brady in Oakland and the rest of the formerly needy teams having signed their assumed starters, the Raiders don’t have much wiggle room in terms of dealing Carr.
What happens next? Pace decides to deal Trubisky, along with a couple of late-round picks, to Oakland in exchange for Carr.
This whole scenario seems extremely specific, and maybe even absurd. But, on the other hand, it’s a very realistic situation. It makes perfect sense that Brady would take his time throughout the first wave of free agency.
Think about it. Brady has nothing left to prove. He could easily go right back to New England, where he’s comfortable, and where he’s been his entire career. But, he takes his time — maybe, because he respects Jon Gruden enough to know he’d be willing to play for Oakland.
If Brady takes enough time and the rest of the quarterbacks are off the market, the Raiders will be forced to settle for a less-than-ideal trade involving Carr. The Bears rid themselves of Trubisky while only upping their salary about $9 million at the position.
It’s a grand idea, isn’t it? Personally, I think Stankevitz is a genius. If he could whisper such a scenario in Pace’s ear within the next few days, I think he’d be doing us all a favor. Think about it: Carr and Keenum; while Trubisky is long gone. It sounds lovely.