This is yet another sign that NFL living legend Tom Brady has truly retired for good this time.
Former New England Patriots quarterback Scott Zolak revealed on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Zolak & Bertrand” that the Minnesota Vikings “reached out” to Brady after losing quarterback Kirk Cousins to a cut-up on Oct. 29 Achilles season. .
“Yes, he’s done,” Zolak said of Brady, per Adam London from NESN.
Ultimately, the Vikings acquired Joshua Dobbs from the Arizona Cardinals before the Oct. 31 NFL trade deadline and are 6-5 with Dobbs at the top of the depth chart. As for Brady, it was suggested as recently as last week that the San Francisco 49ers were interested in signing the seven-time Super Bowl champion as a free agent while Brock Purdy was early in his recovery from surgery he needed to repair an injury. in March he tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.
While the Vikings move forward under Dobbs, both the 5-5 Cincinnati Bengals and 7-3 Cleveland Browns will be without their star quarterbacks for the rest of the season. Some people linked Brady with AFC North clubs late last week, but Zolak’s latest information shows that the 46-year-old is not in danger of another return.
Brady dealt with multiple physical setbacks and off-the-field issues related to his divorce while working for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last season, and he’s now preparing for a job next year as Fox’s lead NFL analyst. It is also believed he could become a limited partner of the Las Vegas Raiders as early as the next league games scheduled for December if NFL team owners approve a likely amended deal with Raiders principal owner Mark Davis.
While even a few teams may believe that the current version of Brady can help them realize their Super Bowl dreams, he appears to be no closer to making another significant snap than he was when he announced in February of this year that he was leaving for a second time retired.