3 Best Fits for Tom Brady in NFL Free Agency if He Leaves Patriots

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Tom Brady warms up on the sideline on Wild Card Weekend | Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

With the New England Patriots' shocking loss to the Tennessee Titans on Wild Card Weekend, it could signal the end of the Tom Brady era in Foxborough.

Brady will hit the open market in 2020 unless New England sign him to an extension before free agency begins. If that doesn't happen, here are three teams that need to go after TB12 if he's willing to relocate.

3. Indianapolis Colts

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Indianapolis Colts' running back Nyheim Hines celebrates a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers | Justin Casterline/Getty Images

As much pain as Brady caused Indianapolis Colts fans for all of the early 2000s, he would be an amazing fit for them. Indy has a whopping $96.5 million in cap space next offseason, and re-signing Anthony Castonzo and Eric Ebron to go with Tom Brady would still leave them with a comfortable amount left. Having the 13th pick in this year's draft puts them in a prime position to select one of CeeDee Lamb, Tee Higgins or Henry Ruggs III in the loaded wide receiver draft class. With Indy's fantastic offensive line and solid defense, Brady could turn the Colts into instant Super Bowl contenders.

2. Chicago Bears

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The Chicago Bears' defense celebrates a safety against the Minnesota Vikings | Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Bears head coach Matt Nagy and general manager Ryan Pace's reluctance to move on from quarterback Mitch Trubisky has cost them this season and will continue to cost them every season they choose to keep playing him. In order for Tom to become a Bear, Chicago would need to shave some cap space, but TB12 in Chi-Town is exactly what this team needs. As they proved this year, the Bears still has one of the best defenses in the league but their inability to move the ball ruined their season. Upgrading to Brady would solve that instantly.

1. Los Angeles Chargers

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Keenan Allen catches a pass on the sidelines against the Chiefs in Week 17 | Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images

The Chargers are Brady's best option outside of New England it seems. LA opens up free agency with approximately $56 million in cap space and only one glaring need: a quarterback. Even if they let Melvin Gordon go, this offense still has weapons, especially if they re-sign Hunter Henry. Brady throwing to Henry, Austin Ekeler, Keenan Allen, and Mike Williams would be an very threatening offense.