Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said Tom Brady "slammed the door shut" about a potential comeback when they spoke. After 22 seasons in the NFL, Brady decided to call it a career. This week, Arians was asked if there's a chance of seeing Brady change his mind.
"That door is never closed," Arians said at the NFL Scouting Combine, per the NFL website. "Whenever Tom wants to come back, he's back. ... If Tom wants to come back, we'll have plenty of money for him."
Arians was asked would the Buccaneers be willing to help Brady facilitate a trade if he decided to return but play for another team. "Nope," Arians responded. "Bad business."
Arians on what it would take to get Brady
The reporters didn't stop there as they asked Arians what would it take for him to consider trading Brady.
"Five No. 1s. Maybe," Arians quipped. In the final episode of this season's Let's Go! Podcast, Brady was asked if there's a chance of seeing him come out of retirement. “Tom, there’s gonna be a lot of interest in what you do next,” host Jim Gray said.
“You stay close to the fans by doing this program. This is our last show. We won’t be talking to you on a weekly basis until next August. People can follow you on your social media handles, but how are you gonna go about your life? And if somebody sees you out working out because you’re staying in shape that’s going to lead to all kinds of rumors.
So what will you be doing next with yourself? And will you stay in shape or are you gonna start running over to eat a few key lime pies?” Brady then pretty much said he won't be coming out retirement. “You know I love those key lime pies, too,” Brady said.
“That’s my dessert of choice. So there’ll definitely be a few more of those and I’m super content and happy with how I feel in my decision. All you can do is take it day by day, nothing’s promised for us.
I’m gonna do things I really enjoy and spend time with people that I really enjoy spending time with. So the future is bright. I look forward to the opportunities that are ahead and I look forward to speaking with everyone again next year.
So I’ve had a great time doing the show. We’ll keep it going and thank you to everyone for their amazing support, thanks for another great NFL football season. And I hope it just keeps getting better and better from here."