Raiders star Maxx Crosby was all in on Tom Brady coming to Las Vegas before he retired
Leave it up to Maxx Crosby to pick the next Las Vegas Raiders quarterback.
Crosby was asked a hypothetical question Tuesday morning on the ‘Bussin with the Boys’ podcast with Will Compton and Taylor Lewan if he was general manager of the Raiders, who would he go get?
“I would love to have Tom Brady,” Crosby said. “I don’t know how that could be controversial. I would love to play with Tom Brady, if he comes to Vegas, bro, I’ll go wherever he’s at to introduce myself. The level of respect I got for him, bros, is out of this world. Yeah, I would love to have Tom Brady, but we’ll see.”
The Raiders are in the market for a new quarterback after bidding farewell to Derek Carr after nine seasons. Carr was named to the Pro Bowl, signaling his last game at Allegiant Stadium.
That leaves the Raiders looking for a new quarterback, and it won’t be Brady who announced his retirement Wednesday morning.
Jimmy Garoppolo is one of a handful of free agent quarterbacks that will be available.
Brady spent the past three seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and won a Super Bowl in his first season there.
Crosby and the Raiders got to play Brady at Allegiant Stadium in 2020 when Tampa Bay rolled to a 45-20 victory.
“I don’t know what’s gonna happen, but I’ve only met him when I played him two years ago,” Crosby said. “I’d always kind of walk around the field, and it was a part of my routine. I’m walking by myself, going around and then Brady walks out of the locker room by himself and I’m like ‘Oh my God. Like I felt the aura and I saw him.
“We didn’t say anything to each other at the time. He’s walking and he’s just kind of looking around looking at the stadium, which in hindsight, it’s kind of crazy. It’s just plotting out, but yeah, but anyway, so I talked to him after the game and he’s, you know, obviously he’s a great dude. He was super cool. I would love to have Tom Brady. Dudes a GOAT.”
Crosby believes Brady can still get it done at 46-years-old.
He even has an idea how Brady’s career should end.
“You look back, you see what he did his last year in New England when (Tennessee) beat him,” Crosby said. “Everyone said the same thing, ‘he’s done; he’s washed; he’s done’ and I look at it like, I’d like to write that little story. It’s like, oh well ... he signs a two to three-year deal in Las Vegas. Finish his career out and go get a ring. We’ll see.”