NFL Trade Rumors: Legendary Quarterback Tom Brady "Not Opposed" to Comeback

Tom Brady just can't quit the game he loves. Appearing on the DeepCut with VicBlends, the future Hall of Famer entertained the possibility of an NFL comeback, suggesting he'd be willing to play for a contending team late in the season should they lose their starting quarterback to injury.  
Brady was also quick to point out that he would only attempt a comeback if the NFL permitted it. He is still seeking approval for a minority ownership of the Las Vegas Raiders, and playing for an NFL team could theoretically present a conflict of interest.

Brady remained an effective quarterback in 2022, his final season, finishing third in the NFL in passing yards with 4694, more than any quarterback in 2023. He was arguably the best quarterback in the league in 2021, finishing first in passing yards (5316) and touchdowns (43) while leading the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a league-best 13-4 record.

Like many a veteran before him, Brady clearly has no interest in committing to a gruelling training camp and preseason. Still, the thought of coming back midseason with little practice and being an effective player at 47 years old strains plausibility, even for the GOAT. Backup quarterbacks exist for a reason; youth, familiarity with the system, and established relationships with fellow players must be worth something.

Brady's unwillingness to close the door on a return probably comes from a sincere place, but it would take a truly unusual set of circumstances for him to see the field. Brady already has an extremely lucrative broadcasting deal with Fox Sports lined up for the upcoming season, and only a real chance at Super Bowl glory should tempt him.

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