During his brief retirement, Tom Brady was linked to several NFL teams that were not named the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. During the Bucs minicamp, Brady made his first team appearance since un-retiring in March.
The Buccaneers quarterback was asked if he considered joining the Dolphins in any capacity as several offseason rumors indicated. Brady did not deny that he had discussions with Miami but spoke in general terms about having “a lot of conversations with a lot of people.”
“Again, I had a lot of conversations with a lot of people, as I’ve had with the last three or four years in my career about different opportunities when I’m done playing football, so,” Brady said during a June 9, 2022 press conference. “I kind of made a decision of what I’d like to do, and I’ll get to be in the game of football. And I think for me, the most important thing is where I’m at now and what I hope to do for this team. That’s been my commitment to this team and organization. It’s been so much fun for me to come here two years ago. It’s been almost two and a half years now, and it’s been an incredible part of my football journey.
“And it’s not over, we still got a lot to accomplish, so. I’ve got a long life ahead. There’s a lot of fun things to do ahead. I’m looking forward to what’s ahead in football, but at the same time, none of us are promised much beyond what we have now. And this is the current moment and I’m really excited about going out there to try to compete and win a championship.”
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