It's Tom Brady retirement rumor season again! However, given that he has sold his New England home and could become a free agent at the end of this year, this latest batch might have more legs than the conjecture-laden rumors of the last few years.
Brady, born and raised in California, is expected to take a long, hard look at signing with the Los Angeles Chargers if he leaves the Patriots.
With Sean McVay and the Rams tied to Jared Goff for the foreseeable future, the Chargers seem like the only potential landing spot for Brady if he moves out west.
Brady grew up in San Mateo, which is about five hours north of LA, and was a diehard 49ers fan as a kid. However, given the success of Jimmy Garoppolo this year, that pairing seems nearly impossible.
Philip Rivers is still a productive quarterback, but he is 37 and 2019 could be his swan song. Tyrod Taylor is a capable backup, but he's not in the same galaxy as Brady.
The Chargers, a team still stacked across the board and eager to win now, could bring in Brady to drum up interest as they move into their new Inglewood stadium and postpone their search for a franchise quarterback for at least one more year.
Johnny Unitas and Joe Namath both finished their legendary careers with seasons in LA, and Brady might be the next Hall of Famer to hit up Southern California for his final year.