Tom Brady ‘Not Opposed’ to NFL Return

Credit: Sports Illustrated

By: Adam El-Zein

Tom Brady told the world back in 2023 that he was done playing football “for good”. With much speculation initially of yet another return to the field, the noise quieted down since then. That is up until the retired quarterback appeared on “DeepCuts with VicBlends” earlier today, and hinted at a possible return.


“I’m not opposed to it,” Brady said. “I don’t know if they’re gonna let me, if I become an owner of an NFL team, but I don’t know if — I don’t know, I’m always gonna be in good shape, (I’ll) always be able to throw the ball. So to come in for a little bit, like M.J. (Michael Jordan) coming back? I don’t know if they’d let me, but I wouldn’t be opposed to it.”

Michael Jordan retired three times in his career. Brady has done it twice. Name dropping Jordan is an interesting way of hinting that he may be returning, then retiring a third time.

When barber VicBlends asked him about potential teams he could sign with, Brady responds, “Patriots? Could be… Raiders? Could be. You never know.”

According to Ben Fischer of the Sports Business Journal, the NFL has placed restrictions on players and staff of a franchise being able to attain equity of the team. Brady’s already agreed with Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis to purchase a minority stake in the franchise. As the deal is still pending the NFL’s approval, Brady would need the league to mandate the ability for shareholders to be able to sign a playing contract with their franchise.

The 46-year-old from San Mateo, California, last played in the league during the 2022 playoffs. He announced his retirement only weeks after being eliminated by the Dallas Cowboys in a wildcard game. A return to the sport doesn’t sound too unfamiliar for the legend.

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