The NFL world was set abuzz with speculation when Aaron Rodgers, the Green Bay Packers’ star quarterback, suffered a season-ending Achilles injury. The question on many lips was whether Tom Brady, often hailed as the G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time), would come out of retirement to fill the void. However, Brady has unequivocally put those rumors to rest.

During his recent “Let’s Go!” podcast episode, cohost Jim Gray broached the topic, asking if the New York Jets had reached out to Brady following Rodgers’ injury. Brady’s response was swift and clear: “No, no, no — next question!” He expressed his enjoyment of the podcast and what they were currently working on, shutting down any notion of a return to the field.

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The speculation about Brady joining the New York Jets began almost immediately after Rodgers’ injury occurred on Monday Night Football against the Buffalo Bills. Jets fans and NFL enthusiasts alike pondered the possibility of Brady stepping in as a veteran quarterback presence.

However, the Jets organization quickly made it known that they were placing their trust in 2021 first-round pick Zach Wilson, rather than pursuing an experienced quarterback like Brady. While Wilson faced challenges against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, it remains unclear if the team’s stance has shifted in the wake of that game.

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Brady’s unequivocal dismissal of the Jets rumors puts an end to any hopes of seeing the seven-time Super Bowl champion donning the Jets’ green and white this season. While the speculation may have excited fans, it appears that Brady is content with his current role as a podcast host and enjoying life beyond the gridiron.