Tom Brady may ultimately leave the Patriots, but it sounds like landing in Vegas with the Raiders is unlikely. Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Las Vegas has consistently been mentioned as one of the most likely destinations for Tom Brady if he does not re-sign with the Patriots, but the Raiders may be less interested in the star quarterback than many believe.

Tom E. Curran of NBC Sports Boston spoke with multiple sources who gave differing opinions of what the free-agent market might look like for Brady, but the most interesting tidbit was that the Raiders are not planning to pull out all the stops for Brady. As it was described to Curran, Jon Gruden is not going to ignore Brady if the 42-year-old’s camp reaches out, but the Raiders are not “planning to give great chase.”

Of course, people close to Brady insist teams are going to be fighting it out for a chance to sign the six-time Super Bowl champion, and that may end up being the case. The Los Angeles Chargers are moving into a new stadium and are desperate to drum up fan interest, so they may write Brady a blank check. The Tennessee Titans also make sense, as Brady’s former teammate Mike Vrabel is their head coach and they reached the AFC Championship Game last year. Other teams like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins — who probably have little chance to win the sweepstakes — will almost certainly try to entice Brady with a big offer.

While there were numerous reports last week that Brady has informed people close to him he is leaving New England, the Patriots are going to have their chance to convince him to stay. According to Curran, Brady is still in Bill Belichick’s plans for next season, and the coach has not been freezing Brady out.

The Raiders could still pivot and make Brady an offseason priority, but the recent comments Gruden made about Derek Carr may have been telling.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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Can you name the other QBs from the first week Tom Brady started a game?

The Bears, Lions and Titans were on a bye during Week 3, so the starting QBs from Week 2 are listed below. 

ARZ / #16
Jake Plummer
ATL / #12
Chris Chandler
BAL / #18
Elvis Grbac
BUF / #11
Rob Johnson
CAR / #16
Chris Weinke
CHI / #9
Shane Matthews
CIN / #3
Jon Kitna
CLE / #2
Tim Couch
DAL / #2
Anthony Wright
DEN / #14
Brian Griese
DET / #14
Ty Detmer
GB / #4
Brett Favre
IND / #18
Peyton Manning
JAX / #8
Mark Brunell
KC / #10
Trent Green
MIA / #9
Jay Fiedler
MIN / #11
Daunte Culpepper
NE / #12
Tom Brady
NO / #2
Aaron Brooks
NYG / #5
Kerry Collins
NYJ / #16
Vinny Testaverde
OAK / #12
Rich Gannon
PHI / #5
Donovan McNabb
PIT / #10
Kordell Stewart
SD / #7
Doug Flutie
SEA / #8
Matt Hasselbeck
SF / #5
Jeff Garcia
STL / #13
Kurt Warner
TB / #14
Brad Johnson
TEN / #14
Neil O'Donnell
WAS / #12
Tony Banks

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