Might Tom Brady play in 2023? This NFL Corridor of Famer ‘wouldn’t rule something out’


“These issues sort of simply occur out of nowhere. You don’t actually predict them or plan for them.”

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) is shown before an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Atlanta.
Might Tom Brady reportedly play in 2023? Troy Aikman is not ruling it out. (AP Photograph/John Bazemore)

Tom Brady is reportedly becoming a member of the Raiders’ group as a minority shareholder this season.

However might the legendary quarterback truly assist Vegas out on the sector?

Regardless of Brady’s repeated dismissals of reviews about one more comeback, the 45-year-old QB’s observe file, love of the sport, and the present roster state of affairs in Las Vegas are elevating questions as soon as once more.

Though the Raiders signed Jimmy Garoppolo to a contract this offseason, the oft-injured sign caller reportedly had foot surgical procedure after inking his deal again in March.

So might Brady step in if Garoppolo stays sidelined? 

NFL Corridor of Famer and ESPN announcer Troy Aikman didn’t need to commit a method or one other about Brady’s subsequent steps.

“I don’t need to converse for Tom. I wouldn’t rule something out,” Aikman advised TMZ Sports activities. “He clearly has a relationship with the pinnacle coach, he is aware of the offense, he’ll hold himself in nice form. I’m a giant Jimmy Garoppolo fan, so I’m actually pulling for him. However I’d guess that nothing’s off the desk so far as what might happen in the course of the season or what Tom’s position could also be. 

“I feel he’s executed taking part in, however you by no means know. These issues sort of simply occur out of nowhere. You don’t actually predict them or plan for them. I’m certain he doesn’t need to speak about these issues, however we will.”

Till Garoppolo truly performs this season, the Brady unretirement rumors will doubtless proceed to linger all through the offseason.

Professional Soccer Discuss’s Mike Florio famous over the weekend that Garoppolo’s contract with the Raiders features a clause that lets the crew primarily void the deal if he can’t move a bodily.

On Wednesday morning, Rob Gronkowski stated that Brady’s reported hyperlinks to the Raiders don’t imply that he’ll make the bounce from the proprietor’s field to the sector.

“That is the craziest factor I’m listening to all month thus far within the month of Could, and I’ve heard some loopy issues,” Gronkowski stated on the “Up & Adams” present on FanDuel TV, including: “I feel [Brady] might play all the best way till the age of fifty years previous, simply from what I’ve seen, simply being round him so lengthy. So, it’s at all times going to be a narrative, little doubt about that.

“However, if Jimmy [Garoppolo] simply does what he must do within the rehab course of, he’s going to move that bodily in the long run. After which it’s going to be no story in any respect, and he’s going to be the quarterback of the Raiders.”