Tom Brady Reiterates Retirement

No, Tom Brady is not unretiring.

BYBen Mock
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There has been a lot of speculation as to whether Tom Brady will unretire for a second time. “I don’t want speak for Tom, I wouldn’t rule anything out,” Troy Aikman speculated. "I would bet that just nothing is off the table, as far as what may occur during the season or what Tom’s role may be."

Furthermore, TMZ went as far as to confirm with the NFL if Brady would be able to play for the Raiders. Brady recently purchased a minority ownership stake in the team. Additionally, the Raiders QB room is a little shaky heading into offseason training. According to an NFL spokesperson who answer questions from TMZ, as long as Brady passes two votes from the NFL owners, he could both own the Raiders and start under center for them. However, Tom Brady has now come out to set the record straight.

No Return Says Brady

"I'm certain I'm not playing again, so I've tried to make that clear and I hate to continue to profess that, cause I've already told people that lots of times," Brady told Sports Illustrated on Thursday. Later in the day, Brady told ESPN in an interview with SportsCenter that becoming a part-time NFL owner is a "dream come true. I want to be involved in the NFL for the next 45 years of my lfe."

Brady also spoke about his relationship with his long-time coach Bill Belichick while appearing on ESPN. "He very much trusted what I was out there doing in the field, and it went both ways. Ultimately our success was because so many people in the organization, as coach Belichick always said, 'do your job,' and I did as quarterback and leader," Brady said. Furthermore, he noted that Belichick "was one of the first people to text me after we won the Super Bowl in Tampa." This seemed to put to bed any rumors that there was bad blood between the pair. However, it appears that Brady wants to be very clear that he is not coming back to the NFL in a playing capacity anytime soon. Follow all the latest sports news here at HotNewHipHop.

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Benjamin Mock (they/them) is a sports and culture writer working out of Philadelphia. Previously writing for the likes of Fixture, Dexerto, Fragster, and Jaxon, Ben has dedicated themselves to engaging and accessible articles about sports, esports, and internet culture. With a love for the weirder stories, you never quite know what to expect from their work.