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Jeff Darlington says the Titans are the ‘favorite’ to land Tom Brady in free agency

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You’ll want to listen to these comments from Darlington.

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In an appearance on The Rich Eisen Show, ESPN’s Adam Schefter told Eisen that his colleague Jeff Darlington believes that the Titans are the favorites to land Tom Brady this offseason.

Tennessee is about to embark on a fascinating offseason that will feature negotiations for Ryan Tannehill, Derrick Henry, Logan Ryan and Jack Conklin. But according to Darlington, Jon Robinson and Mike Vrabel might have plans for another face under center next season.

Listen to the full clip below.

“He made (Tennessee) out to be more of an option than I realized it could be,” Schefter said. “In his mind, to rank the teams right now, it would be Tennessee, Las Vegas and New England. I think we all need to pay a little more attention here to Tennessee than we thought.”

Robinson already has a massive decision to make on Tannehill, and this certainly could further complicate things. As Schefter notes, do you run the risk of not franchising Tannehill to chase Brady? Then what happens if you strike out? You lose both. Then what?

We’ve heard these Brady rumors for a couple of years now. His connection to his former teammate Mike Vrabel is the driving force here, along with this roster which is pretty clearly ready to win right now.

But are you really comfortable chasing a 42 year old Tom Brady after what Ryan Tannehill did for you last season?