Dana White Livestreamed Phone Call With Tom Brady Discussing Free Agency
UFC President Dana White called up Tom Brady to get some information on where the quarterback will play next season. White recorded the phone conversation on Instagram Live, and Brady revealed he’s unsure about the future.
The biggest storyline in the NFL this offseason has been Brady’s free agency. Most reports have indicated that the six-time Super Bowl champion will be parting ways with the New England Patriots and have linked him to various teams throughout the league.
On Wednesday, the UFC honcho decided to call up his quarterback legend friend to not only get information on where the 42-year-old might end up next year but also to pitch him on playing for the Las Vegas Raiders. White — who is from Manchester, Connecticut and grew up a Boston sports fan — said he wants Brady to remain a Patriot.
During the Instagram Live video which was recorded and posted to Barstool Sports’ Twitter account, the UFC president said if the quarterback is leaving the Patriots, then he should play for the Raiders. The 50-year-old resides in Las Vegas, Nevada — which is the home of the UFC — and listed several reasons Brady should play there.
“Las Vegas would love to have you here with the Raiders. The stadium, the facility is incredible,” he said.
Besides the incredible training facilities, White mentioned how convenient it would be for the future Hall of Famer’s wife, Gisele Bundchen, and their kids to commute back and forth from their home in nearby Los Angeles, California.
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) March 4, 2020
The four-time Super Bowl MVP told White he was taking his time during the offseason because it’s his first taste of free agency.
“It’s been a lot of patience for me. Obviously being where I’ve been for 20 years, it’s been an amazing experience. I don’t know what the future holds. Right now, I’m just trying to be patient through this process. It’s my first time going through it.”
He added that he intends to spend the next “10-12 days” with his family, and they are going away on vacation. This would mean he would return around March 16, which — according to Bleacher Report — is when NFL front offices can officially begin contacting free agents. Players are eligible to sign contracts with new teams starting March 18.
As reported by The Inquisitr, the list of teams pursuing Brady became smaller recently. Both the New York Giants and the Indianapolis Colts have said they do not wish to pursue the quarterback in free agency. Although it’s unknown where he will land, a source revealed Brady is expected to make his decision quickly.