Let’s not read too much into this, Yankees fans, OK?
Free agent outfielder Aaron Judge took in Monday’s Buccaneers-Saints matchup in Tampa Bay along with wife Samantha Bracksieck, repping a Bucs jersey as he milled around with players on the sidelines and in the tunnel.
The 2022 American League MVP wore a Mike Evans in support of both the wideout, who donned a Judge jersey after the Bucs’ Oct. 9 win against the Falcons, days after Judge set the AL home run record.
Judge shared a hug with star quarterback Tom Brady, who famously ditched New England for a warmer climate and won a sixth Super Bowl title with the team.
It is not yet known what the two spoke about, but it’s possible the 45-year-old signal-caller passed along some free agent wisdom.
Judge, the marquee free agent on the MLB market, is not rushing to make a decision. He reportedly received a $300 million-plus offer from the Yankees, while the Los Angeles Dodgers and his hometown San Francisco Giants are among the front-runners, as well.
The small-market Rays? Not exactly in the mix for the high-priced Judge, though it would seem he’s got some friends in the area if he decided to surprise everyone.
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