Tom Brady may be joining the Miami Dolphins after all, according to several recent reports from NFL media members.
The latest to report that the 45-year-old legendary quarterback will come out of retirement for the second straight season is former New England quarterback Scott Zolak, who is now a member of the Patriots’ broadcast team.
“Brady may go to Miami,” Zolak said Wednesday on NBC Sports Boston. “I think that’s in play. I do. I think the possibility of him coming out of retirement is definitely 100 percent in play. You can sit there and look at the kitten tweet from yesterday. Don’t buy that.”
Zolak was referring to Brady’s tweet that read: “Anyone who thinks I have time to come back to the NFL has never adopted a 2 month old kitten for their daughter.”
“This isn’t me saying it,” added Zolak, who spent seven seasons with the Patriots (1992-98) and one season with the Dolphins (1999). “This isn’t someone close to Brady. It started with Rich Eisen. Eisen’s at the [scouting combine]. Multiple people dropped the hints. This is Colin Cowherd, he knows some Fox people. I don’t think he’s going to call games. How does that deal get done? How do you sign a guy to that $375 million, 10-year contract to call games, he’s not even going to do it next year. I know his handlers have moved to Miami. It’s built for him. He’s looking at private schools for his kids. Cowherd talks about the San Francisco offense. He’s not talking about San Francisco. He’s talking about [Dolphins coach] Mike McDaniel in Miami.”
The Dolphins have taken several runs at Brady over the years when he was with the Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, resulting in Miami losing a 2023 first-round pick for tampering with the future Hall of Famer.
The Dolphins have steadfastly maintained that Tua Tagovailoa will be their starter this season.
“He’s our quarterback, and he’s our quarterback here to be successful for a long time,” Dolphins general manager Chris Grier said last week at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. “Very excited for him. The strides he made this year with [McDaniel] and the offense, you guys have seen it. It was really exciting. And to see the work he’s put in that you guys don’t see at the facility …read more
Source:: The Mercury News