Tom Brady Says He’s “Not Opposed To” Returning to NFL

Buccaneers Quarterback Tom Brady in 2020
Tom Brady with the Buccaneers in 2020. Photo by Mike Wulf/CSM/Shutterstock (10947024a)

It appears that legendary quarterback Tom Brady is having some second thoughts about his decision to retire from the NFL after all. During a recent appearance on the Deep Cut podcast, Brady said that he would “not be opposed” to returning to the NFL.

Brady retired for the first time after the 2021 season but ended up changing his mind less than two months later. He ended up playing in 2022 before retiring once again and saying at the time that his decision was final. Since then, he has rejected the idea of playing again on multiple occasions.

However, when asked by Deep Cut host Vic Blends about how he would react if he received a call from an interested team, Brady gave a surprising answer.

“I’m not opposed to it,” Brady responded. “I don’t know if they are going to let me if I become an owner of an NFL team. I’m always going to be in good shape. I’ll always be able to throw the ball. So, to come in for a little bit, like MJ [Michael Jordan] coming back, I don’t know if they would let me. But I wouldn’t be opposed to it.”

Brady mentioned the possibility of playing for the San Francisco 49ers if they needed a quarterback in the playoffs due to injuries while also mentioning the New England Patriots and the Las Vegas Raiders.

Tom Brady has kept himself busy since retiring from football. He is in the process of joining the Las Vegas Raiders’ ownership and is currently waiting for approval from the league. Brady is also expected to work as a football analyst for Fox Sports in the 2024 NFL season.