Coming as a surprise to almost nobody, the rumor mill is going wild over whispers that Tom Brady might not yet be suited for the booth and has plans to un-retire, again, in a waves-making return to the NFL.
Former ESPN sports broadcaster and current NFL Network commentator Rich Eisen spilled the juicy gossip after holding multiple conversations at the recent Combine Scouting week.
“This one just blew my mind: Tom Brady might not be done after all,” Eisen said, as the Boston Globe reported.
“A couple people were just like, ‘Hang on, just you wait.’ And I was like, ‘He’s Instagramming out pictures of his cat.’ But it doesn’t look like he’s getting big and fat, does it? Let it play out. Let’s see who wants what,” Eisen continued.
Admittedly, it’s not a lot to go off, as someone in peak physical condition like Brady isn’t apt to just let loose and put on 20 pounds of snacks, and yet Eisen wasn’t done. He specifically identified Miami as a possible landing spot.
Rich is back from Indianapolis and boy did he hear some things — his Top 5 Rumors Heard at #NFLCombine:
— Rich Eisen Show (@RichEisenShow) March 6, 2023
Yes, Tom Brady could be taking his talents to South Beach.
The Daily Caller built on reporting from Pro Football Talk that the Dolphins made a lot of sense if Brady did choose to come back. It’s warm and it’s in Florida, so there’s that, but the real closer could be the location of his kids. Daily Caller wrote:
Pro Football Talk (PFT) also got involved with the Brady-to-Miami reporting, saying that the door still isn’t shut on Brady returning to the NFL in 2023. PFT brought up how Brady’s kids live in Miami and that it would be a perfect location for him if he does decide to come back for another season.
Not that long ago, Brady released an Instagram video avowing that he was “retiring for good.” That was a month ago, but in Brady Retirement Years, that might as well be a lifetime. A man can do a lot of soul-searching in a month.
Here was Brady as the NFL playoffs were winding down. Watch
Truly grateful on this day. Thank you 🙏🏻❤️ pic.twitter.com/j2s2sezvSS
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) February 1, 2023Advertisement
“Good morning, guys. I’ll get to the point right away. I’m retiring for good,” Brady began.
“I know the process was a pretty big deal last time so when I woke up this morning, I figured I just press record. let you guys know first so won’t be long-winded,” he continued.
If you only get one super emotional retirement essay and I used mine last year so really thank you guys so much to every single one of you for supporting me, my family, my friends, my teammates, my competitors, I could go on forever. There’s too many.”
“Thank you guys for allowing me to live my absolute dream. I wouldn’t change a thing. Love you all,” he concluded
ESPN noted at the time that Brady could immediately transition to work for Fox Sports, with whom he signed a lucrative 10-year, $375 million contract last summer during his first retirement. ESPN said:
Brady can immediately begin working as analyst for Fox Sports, who signed him to a 10-year, $375 million contract this past summer. He also launched a BRADY brand clothing line one year ago, has a successful health and wellness brand called TB12 Sports and he founded his own production company, 199 Productions — a nod to his selection as the 199th overall pick in the 2000 NFL draft.