It would seem incredibly far-fetched for the Hall of Fame quarterback to join his arch-rival, but there are some reasons why it makes sense.
The Colts have had some big matchups against the Patriots. The majority of those matchups included Peyton Manning going against Tom Brady. Only one of them is still playing, that of course being Brady. But for the first time in his career, he is a free agent.
Brady announced today on his Instagram page that he is coming back for next season. He did not say he was necessarily coming back to the Patriots. He very well may, but there is an unlikely team that he could sign with to make one last run at a title. That team is the Indianapolis Colts.
Bear with me here. It seems unfathomable for Brady to go to an arch-rival team at the age of 43 to try and win one last title. But there are some reasons why it makes sense. The main reason being the roster that would be around Brady in Indy.
The Colts had Super Bowl aspirations before Andrew Luck abruptly retired before the season started. The quarterback play was subpar, and they ended up missing the playoffs. Insert Brady, who still put up decent stats, and the narrative could change.
Brady would have a big play threat in T.Y. Hilton and a great running back in Marlon Mack. We also know how much he loves to use the tight ends, and Jack Doyle is a really good one. The defense can be improved to fit around the offense and become a title contender.
It would be some sort of poetic justice if Brady did sign with Indy and won a title, especially if they beat New England on the way. Brady would prove he could win without Belichick, and he would win with the team that Josh McDaniels famously screwed over at the 11th hour.
Am I saying that Brady signing in Indy is likely? No. In fact, it’s not likely at all. But it isn’t completely crazy and could be beneficial for both parties.