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Miami draft prospect Brevin Jordan would love to play with Tom Brady

The Day 2 tight end prospect said he has spoken with the Bucs.
Miami tight end Brevin Jordan says he would love to play with Tom Brady in Tampa.
Miami tight end Brevin Jordan says he would love to play with Tom Brady in Tampa. [ Times (2019) ]
Published Mar. 30
Updated Mar. 30

Former University of Miami tight end Brevin Jordan would obviously love to play for any team in the NFL. But if he had to choose, Jordan offered two top options after his pro day Monday.

He would return to his hometown of Las Vegas to play for the Raiders, or he’d be suiting up alongside Tom Brady in Tampa.

“I’ll gladly play with TB12 there, the greatest quarterback — the greatest player — to ever play the game,” Jordan said. “I’ll be glad to go to Tampa Bay.”

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It’s unclear if that will happen. Tight end isn’t one of the Bucs’ top needs, although Jordan said the team has been in touch with the likely Day 2 prospect.

Miami Hurricanes tight end Brevin Jordan (9) pushes Florida Gators defensive back Jeawon Taylor (29) out of the way during the first quarter on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando.
Miami Hurricanes tight end Brevin Jordan (9) pushes Florida Gators defensive back Jeawon Taylor (29) out of the way during the first quarter on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando. [ ALLIE GOULDING | Times ]

Jordan was one of the top tight ends in the nation over his three seasons with the Hurricanes, finishing with 13 receiving touchdowns and one rushing score. There are, however, questions about his durability after he missed games due to injury every season. Jordan dismissed them, saying injuries happen to everyone.

He was much more forceful, however, about detractors who questioned his toughness or his love for Miami.

“Anybody that tries to doubt my career at the University of Miami, I look at you like you simply don’t know what you’re talking about, because I put my blood, sweat and tears into this university,” Jordan said.

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The 6-foot-3, 247-pound Jordan then ticked through his accomplishments (helping recruit elite transfers like Bubba Bolden and Jaelan Phillips) and hardships (playing with three different coordinators in three seasons).

“If you call me soft, sorry, excuse my language, but you’re stupid…” Jordan said.

“My love for this university is infinite. I’m going to go to the grave, probably, wearing a University of Miami jersey on.”

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