Tom Brady has previously come out of one retirement, so there is still some doubt about whether or not his most recent retirement will last.
In addition, Rich Eisen claims that the most popular rumor he overheard at the 2023 NFL Combine was that Brady still may perform for a team that had previously been associated with him and return for the upcoming season.
On The Rich Eisen Show on Monday, the anchor was going through a list of rumors he heard at the NFL Combine last week, and the comeback of Brady was at the very top of the list.
“This one just blew my mind: Tom Brady might not be done after all,” Eisen said.
“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.”
Miami was mentioned by Eisen as a viable landing option for Brady.
“If the Dolphins, somehow or some way get a doctor’s report or piece of information from a medical evaluation of Tua [Tagovailoa] that he may not be ready to go, and suddenly there’s Tom Brady sitting in Florida, where his family is located and where he can easily locate himself,” Eisen said.
“Keep an eye out on that, I was told by a couple of birdies at the Combine.”
Just two years ago, there were rumors that Brady and Sean Payton were prepared to sign with the Dolphins before the Brian Flores lawsuit derailed those plans.
It’s possible that the NFL icon is leaving his channels open for one more season just in case, as he already stated that he will take up joining Fox as a broadcaster the next year.
On February 1, 2022, Brady announced his first retirement before turning around and playing another season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brady announced his second retirement one year later on February 1, 2023, after the Buccaneers’ defeat to the Cowboys in the NFC Wild Card game.