UFC president Dana White trade headlines when he claimed that Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski would have been Las Vegas Raiders in 2020 had Jon Gruden not nixed the deal.
Raiders owner Mark Davis is having a hard time remembering these details. He denied knowing anything about a deal for Brady and Gronkowski.
Brady was rumored to have drawn interest from several teams while he was a free agent but ended up joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Gronkowski said he was happy it did not work out and was happy to get traded to the Buccaneers from the New England Patriots and come out of retirement. The Buccaneers won the Super Bowl in 2020. Gruden resigned from the Raiders after emails were leaked showing the coach used homophobic and misogynistic language in 2011.
Since then, the Miami Dolphins have been penalized for their plans to pursue Brady and Saints coach Sean Payton. The NFL found Dolphins team owner Stephen Ross had “impermissible communications” with Brady and Payton.