49ers Turn Down Tom Brady, Whose First Choice Was San Francisco

The sweepstakes of who will get the highest-profile free agent in NFL history has dwindled down to the Patriots and the Buccaneers.

Heading into free agency, the Titans, the 49ers and the Buccaneers all seemed like fit landing spots if Tom Brady where to leave the only team he’s ever known in the Patriots to finish out his career, and now the two best options are options no longer.

The Titans resigned QB Ryan Tannehill to a massive extension Sunday, passing up on Brady, and now the 49ers have decided to stick with Jimmy Garoppolo and not to pursue Brady, per ProFootballTalk.


“It was Tom Brady’s No. 1 choice to go to San Francisco and be the starting quarterback,” NBC Sports NFL Analyst Chris Simms reported.

Brady was born right outside of San Francisco but it looks like a homecoming is not in the cards with his understudy remaining the guy for John Lynch’s Niners coming off a Super Bowl appearance last season.