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Raiders legend and Hall of Famer Tim Brown doesn’t want Tom Brady in Vegas

Tom Brady is possibly the best ever, and assuming they move on from Derek Carr, the Las Vegas Raiders need a quarterback.

But one Raiders legend doesn’t want Brady anywhere near Vegas.

Tim Brown thinks the Raiders should go a different route, despite understanding it’s a “possibility” because of his age.

“I don’t think Tom Brady should be in the plans at all…” Brown said on CBS Sports Radio. “I think he’s starting to show that he’s 45-46 years old.”

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Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers warms up before the team’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium on October 25, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Buccaneers defeated the Raiders 45-20.
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It’s no secret that Brady isn’t the most athletic person in the world, but Brown believes that’s now becoming a detriment compared to the younger, more mobile quarterbacks in the league.

Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers screams in celebration after rushing for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium on January 1, 2023 in Tampa, Florida.

Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers screams in celebration after rushing for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium on January 1, 2023 in Tampa, Florida.
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“When you look at the quarterbacks in the league today, you have very few who are pocket quarterbacks,” Brown continued. “Joe Burrow is probably the closest you’ll get, but God knows when it’s time to run, he can come out of the pocket and make it happen.”

“Tom Brady is never going to do that. I just don’t believe in this league, and yes, Tom has won all these Super Bowls, but I just think the league is moving to a point where you have to have a quarterback that able to move around and get things done with his feet once in a while.”

Brady didn’t win seven Super Bowls by accident, but he certainly took a step back — his 25 touchdowns were his fewest since joining Tampa Bay (he’s thrown 43 and 40 the last two years). He failed to make the Pro Bowl, marking the first time Brady finished under .500 in his career.

Tom Brady retired from the NFL to return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as their quarterback for the 2022-23 season.

Tom Brady retired from the NFL to return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as their quarterback for the 2022-23 season.
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Brady is a free agent after spending the last three years with the Buccaneers — he played his first 20 years with the New England Patriots.

He remains uncommitted for a potential 24th NFL season.

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