This is what our sports world has come to — dissecting and analyzing audio of Brady at a college basketball game.

When it comes to Tom Brady, we’re living in the midst of a frenzy that seemingly has no limits.

A 12-second clip of Brady, Julian Edelman and Jimmy Fallon made the rounds earlier this week. After Edelman looked at the camera and said, “He’s coming back. He’s coming back,” Brady said something. At first, it looked like he said, “No he’s not.”

Of course, that set the Internet on fire. However, when the NFL Network enhanced the audio, it’s clear that Brady’s saying, “He’s got it,” and wasn’t even replying to Edelman, so it was completely blown out of proportion.

This is what our sports world has come to — dissecting and analyzing audio of Brady at a college basketball game. It didn’t help that Brady and Edelman were caught talking to former teammate and current Tennessee Titans coach Mike Vrabel on FaceTime during that same Syracuse game.

The Titans could be in the market for a quarterback with starter Ryan Tannehill in need of a new contract. Vrabel, however, maintains that he wasn’t recruiting Brady during that FaceTime session. Speaking to “Good Morning Football” on the NFL Network, the former Patriots edge rusher said his conversation was friendly in nature because he and Brady are pals.

In fact, Vrabel said his relationship with Brady goes back to their time at a bar in Rhode Island and that friendship won’t stop despite the free agency rumors.

"Well, it would be no different than a conversation you would have with two of your girlfriends on a weekend," Vrabel said. "My relationship goes back to 2001 with Tom Brady — training camp at what was Bryant College, and at Parente's in Smithfield. We'd go to practice and a bunch of us would go out to the bar at Parente's after practice and that's where a lot of those friendships were made. Those friendships aren't going to stop or not continue to grow and develop now that I'm a head coach and he's a quarterback with an expiring contract.

“Those are going to continue on well after we're done playing, with his family, with my family and having the ability to meet Jules and all those players. There's a special bond that goes on in the locker room and that's not going to stop. The same way that Larry Izzo or Tedy Bruschi or Willie McGinest or Wes Welker and Matt Cassel and I will have a relationship.”

Brady and Vrabel have kept up their relationship throughout the years, so there’s no denying the two former teammates are friends. There’s also no denying that Brady and the Titans might be the best match — outside of the Patriots.

The Titans are coming off a season in which they made the playoffs and beat the Patriots in the wildcard round. If Tennessee can bring back running back Derrick Henry, Brady would make for a nice leader of that talented offense. It’s unknown if these Brady-Titans rumors are legitimate. Tennessee could be using Brady as leverage in its talks with Tannehill.

We could learn the truth soon. Next week, March 12, is the NFL deadline to franchise potential free agents. If the Titans franchise Tannehill, it would certainly look like they’d be out of the Brady running. Asked about Tannehill’s free agency, Vrabel did tell the NFL Network that the Titans are always looking to get “younger and cheaper.”

“You mentioned both Derrick and Ryan and those two players were a large part of our success,” Vrabel said. “They helped us get to where we were. It wasn't good enough but we always recognize those players who have helped us get to where we are, and obviously, the business of football to me is that every day [GM] Jon [Robinson] and I are trying to look for players that are younger and cheaper. The players in those seats are doing everything that they possibly can to make sure that doesn't happen. I recognize that is the definition of what the business of football is to me. I recognized that in my career and obviously see it in the same sense as a head coach.”

Mark Daniels writes for the Providence Journal of Gannett.