Tom Brady to the 49ers is ‘a dream scenario’ according to ESPN analyst and former NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson during the ESPN Radio Monday segment.
“Here’s my dream scenario for [49ers general manager] John Lynch and [head coach] Kyle Shanahan. There’s a guy in South Florida who is 45 years old,” Johnson said. “[If I’m the San Francisco 49ers], 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].
— Keyshawn, JWill & Max (@KeyJayandMax) January 30, 2023
“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.”
The 49ers were plagued by injuries at the quarterback position this season, with both Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo going down to season-ending injuries, with Lance suffering a season-ending ankle injury against the Seahawks in Week 2 and Jimmy G breaking his foot in Week 13 against the Dolphins. The 49ers turned to rookie Brock Purdy thereafter, who suffered a complete UCL tear in the Niners’ loss to the Eagles in the NFC Championship. Fourth-string journeyman Josh Johnson was also knocked from the same game with a concussion. Johnson was replaced by a pretzel salesman from the concession stand. We’re joking of course with that last line, but to say the 49ers were plagued by injuries this season would be a vast understatement.
While all of the aforementioned doesn’t bode well for Tom Brady to the 49ers at the QB position, since replacing Drew Bledsoe on the Patriots in 2001, Brady has only sustained one injury throughout his career that has made him miss playing time, a torn ACL in 2008.
While Tom Brady to the 49ers is ‘a dream scenario,’ as Keyshaw Johnson admitted, it’s still unclear as of this writing as to where Brady will end up next year, if he will return as starting quarterback for the Tampa Bay Bucs again or if he’ll finally hang up the shoulder pads after an unparalleled career. As always, we’ll keep you updated as more Tom Brady news becomes available.
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