The question has gone from whispers to full-blown questions: Can Tom Brady come back and take over for Aaron Rodgers at the helm of the New York Jets?
Brady himself was asked about the possibility during a game in September. Episode 18 of his SiriusXM podcast “Let’s Go!” he co-hosts with Jim Gray and former NFL star Larry Fitzgerald.
“The question everyone wants to know is did the Jets get the call? Are you considering joining the Jets?” Gray asked.
“Next question,” Brady replied decisively.
“Asked and answered?” Gray responded.
“You already knew that,” Brady said. “I love being with you guys on Monday and I love what we’re doing.”
Notably, the seven-time Super Bowl champion neither confirmed nor denied that teams have contacted him or whether he is considering suiting up again on Sunday.
September. Rodgers tore his Achilles tendon for the fourth time in the New York Jets’ season opener against the Buffalo Bills on “Monday Night Football” on Nov. 11. The Jets acquired him from the Green Bay Packers in a high-profile trade this offseason, a shocking development that many experts believe has elevated Rodgers to a Super Bowl contender By.
Despite reports that he will miss the season, Rodgers remains hopeful that he will return this season.
“I guess what I’m trying to say is, don’t doubt it. Give me a timeline. Give me all the things you think can, should or will happen, because all I need is a little extra inspiration.” ESPN’s “Pa 15 on The Trump McAfee Show.
Meanwhile, the prospect of Brady returning is nothing new. He announced he would retire after the 2021 season, but later changed his mind and played another year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He officially retired after last season.
Meanwhile, the Jets selected Zach Wilson as their starting quarterback. After taking over for Rodgers, he led the team to a victory over the Bills, but the Jets easily lost to the Dallas Cowboys in their second game last weekend, winning 30-10.
Brady, who played for the Jets, also immediately became one of the marquee storylines of the NFL season, as he played 20 of 23 seasons with the rival New England Patriots, winning six Super Bowls with the team. , and became one of the most hated players among Jets fans.
The Jets haven’t won a championship since Super Bowl III in 1969, haven’t made the playoffs since the 2010 season, and haven’t had a winning record since the 2015 season.