3 Reasons Eagles fans can dismiss Tom Brady to Dallas rumors
1. Remember the Ezekiel Elliott deal?
It seems like it’s been forever, but it wasn’t that long ago at all. Just this past August, the guy we refer to as ‘Zeke’, decided to take a business trip to Cabo San Lucas, and the world went bananas. It was hard to miss.
Day after day, with tons of more interesting stories that we could have talked about, all we kept getting was Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott don’t have long-term deals, ‘Zeke’ is holding out, and Jerry Jones couldn’t wait to find another microphone so he could talk about all of it.
Eventually, Dallas’ star running back got what he wanted, a six-year extension worth $90 million that guaranteed he’d make $50 million and he’d stay in Dallas through the 2026 season. As bad as an idea as that sounds for someone who plays the game’s most punishing position and has already shown signs of deterioration, it gets worse once you realize that deal prevents Dallas from making so many others work. It may even affect what they’re able to give Brady if they were actually interested in giving him something.
Oh, you thought ‘Zeke’ was going to get $90 million, and the G.O.A.T. was going to settle for $65 million or less?
This offseason, Dallas will lose a few of those pieces that had us calling this a Super Bowl contender, including Byron Jones, Amari Cooper, and Dak Prescott. Brady’s sacrificed for the team before, but why would he do that now for a team that can’t make the playoffs? We know ’12’ likes to win and he likes structure, and they seem to be allergic to both in ‘Big D’.