Tom Brady sets the record straight about returning to football

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Las Vegas Raiders
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Tom Brady recently addressed, yet again, whether or not he'll come back to football with recent steam gaining that he could play for the Las Vegas Raiders. Many, including us on this website, have discussed the possibility of Tom Brady returning to the football field in 2023.

His minority ownership in the Las Vegas Raiders, coupled with the recent Jimmy Garoppolo drama, has created an avenue for Brady to return to the field. The skinny of it is that the Raiders can move on from Jimmy Garoppolo at no cost to them if he cannot pass a physical due to his foot injury.

The Raiders would have virtually nowhere to turn to at QB, but the rules do state that an owner can play for the team he owns a stake in if he gets league approval, and with Brady set to enter the Raiders' ownership group, the theories began.

Well, Brady is here to say "heck no!" When addressing Robin Lundgren of Sports Illustrated, Brady made it clear that he is not returning to football and is content being retired:

Well, that's straight from the man himself. Tom Brady is not coming back to the football field, which I think we all knew. However, the possibility of him returning was fun to discuss. The 45 year old played over two decades in the NFL, winning six Super Bowls with the New England Patriots and one with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

He's got the most "everything" among QBs in NFL history and is set to begin his broadcasting job at FOX next year, so Brady won't be hiding for much longer. Honestly, Brady can probably still play at a high level, and I bet he'd a better QB right now than Jimmy Garoppolo is. I do truly think Josh McDaniels and the Las Vegas Raiders did want to bring Tom Brady in for a year or two, but they had to settled for the one-footed Garoppolo.