Tom Brady should head to the San Francisco 49ers in what would be a a ‘dream scenario’, claims Keyshawn Johnson as speculation continues over what the 45-year-old will do next
ESPN NFL analyst and former Super Bowl champion Keyshawn Johnson has called spending a year with the San Fransico 49ers a ‘dream scenario’ for Tom Brady.
Brady, 45, is currently deciding not only if he will play next season but also where he will be since he is set to be a free agent this offseason.
‘Here’s my dream scenario for [49ers general manager] John Lynch and [coach] Kyle Shanahan. There’s a guy in South Florida who is 45 years old,’ Johnson said, as covered by NBC Sports Bay Area.
ESPN analyst Keyshawn Johnson has called Tom Brady to the 49ers a ‘dream scenario’
Brady will be a free agent and all signs point to him leaving the Buccaneers if he plays again
‘[If I’m the 49ers’ front office], I’m going to have a conversation with him come free agency, and I’m going to say, ‘Hey, you get to ride off into the sunset with essentially the same type of team that you had when you left New England and you went to Tampa [Bay].
‘I want you to come play for me in [San Francisco], Tom. I’ve got a stout defense. I’ve got a running game. I’ve got one of the most dynamic players in the NFL on the offensive side of the ball in Christian McCaffrey and Deebo Samuel, who is No. 2.’
‘We can upgrade one or two receiver positions. By the way, we’ve got one of the top tight ends in [George] Kittle.’
49ers coach Kyle Shanahan has proven to be one of the NFL’s best offensive masterminds
The 49ers have one of the NFL’s best tight ends in George Kittle for Brady to throw to
Christian McCaffery and Deebo Samuel are also two of the league’s most versatile players
The upgrades at receiver may not even be necessary for a 49ers offense which has already become one of the most dangerous in the league under coach Shanahan.
Shanahan and the 49ers were able to make it all the way to the NFC Championship before they were defeated by the Philadelphia Eagles, despite having four different quarterbacks play this year and each one of them ended up injured.
Second year quarterback Trey Lance had originally started the year before suffering broken ankle. Jimmy Garoppolo then suffered a broken foot that would end his season.
The 49ers offense was then led by the last pick in the 2022 NFL draft in rookie quarterback Brock Purdy before Purdy suffered an injury to his throwing arm during the game.
San Francisco then inserted veteran journeyman Josh Johnson before he left the game in concussion protocol only for a wounded Purdy to finish out the defeat.
Brock Purdy suffered a torn UCL in his throwing elbow in the NFC Championship losing effort
All three of the 49ers quarterbacks who started games suffered serious injuries this year
It was revealed the next day that Purdy would be sidelined for around six months after tearing the UCL in his throwing elbow.
Brady has been unbelievably durable during his 23-year career and has only missed substantial time due to injury once in his career when he suffered a torn ACL in 2008.
If Brady were to return to the Bay Area, where he grew up rooting for the 49ers, that durability would bring a refreshing change of pace to San Francisco’s quarterback room which has clearly become all too accustomed to dealing with injuries.
Brady’s incredible durability would be a refreshing change of pace for the 49ers and their fans
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