American quarterback Tom Brady ended his eighteen year tenure with the New England Patriots in 2019, after serving as a central contributor to the franchise’s dynasty.

Brady signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in March last year. However, it is a known fact that the San Francisco 49ers also held meetings to discuss the possibility of signing Brady.

Following the 49ers’ loss to the Kansas City Chiefs at last year’s Super Bowl, Brady apparently told his then Patriots teammate, Wes Welker, that he wanted to retire with the 49ers. Welker is currently the 49ers wide receiver coach.

Brady had previously also named the 49ers his favourite team growing up. Apparently, the 49ers were aware of Brady’s interest in joining the team, but still remained skeptical.

Brady claimed that if the 49ers signed him, there would be “no free-agency tour, no bidding war, full stop; he would end his career where his love of football began, in scarlet and gold, allowing his parents to drive to [his] games for the first time since the 1990s.”

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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