It's looking like there will be no Nashville in Tom Brady's future.
A Sunday morning tweet by ESPN's Dianna Russini stated plainly. "The Titans are not interested in Tom Brady. They are working hard to get a deal done with Ryan Tannehill per sources."
I reached out to a source with knowledge of the situation and Russini's report was termed "fairly accurate."
ESPN's Adam Schefter arrived on the Twitter scene soon after, stating the same thing minus the "… not interested in Tom Brady …" part.
Until a deal is done with Tannehill the possibility of a vacancy for Brady remains but it seems now that could be gone before the legal tampering period starts tomorrow at noon.
Gone too would be the presumptive hottest suitor for Brady. The fit in Tennessee has always made sense because of Brady's relationship with Titans head coach Mike Vrabel and the fact that – simply – he's a better player than Tannehill, who had an expiring contract.
What changed? Hard to know. Did the Titans get cold feet about Brady's age? Or did Brady signal that he wasn't keen on Nashville?
For now, most will speculate that it's the former – Tennessee didn't want Brady. Time will tell whether that was the right call or not.
Tom Brady off the Titans' radar? Source calls report 'fairly accurate' originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston