FOX Sports talking head Colin Cowherd is known to change opinions from week to week -- and sometimes even show to show. And these days, the Tom Brady free agency saga serves as the perfect illustration of Cowherd's flip-flopping based on which way the wind is blowing.
Over the last two months, Cowherd claims that playing for the Colts, Cowboys, Titans, and Chargers all make sense for Brady, who is an unrestricted free agent this offseason. He also talked up both Brady retiring and Brady returning to the New England Patriots within two months of each other.
That's more or less every possibility thought to be on the table outside of... the Buccaneers?
What Cowherd has done is argue for every single conceivable Brady landing spot. When Brady does sign, he can (and will) then claim that he was ahead of the curve by predicting where his fair TB12 was going to land. Bold strategy, Colin!
Incredibly disingenuous and manipulative, but bold!
Cowherd has also poured a full can of gas on the ember that is the laughable Brady-to-the-49ers rumors. Eventually, he'll just make an argument for all 32 teams just to be safe.
Let's come to terms with reality. No one in the media or inside the NFL knows where Brady is going right now. Heck, Brady himself might not know quite yet, as free agency and the preceding "legal tampering widow" haven't actually opened up yet. We get that you have to fill time on your show, Colin, but how about you just plant your flag firmly in one camp rather than jumping from take to take with each passing day?
Perhaps that's far, far too much to ask.