Tom Brady announced his retirement from the National Football League earlier this year, choosing to step away from the game after playoff elimination. However, 40 days later, he came out of retirement to play his 23rd season.
His next decision could drastically affect where Jimmy Garoppolo might be playing next season. ESPN analyst Matt Miller threw out a hypothetical scenario where the veteran signal-caller replaces his former teammate in Tampa.
Not because he outplayed him or he’s younger, but because he expects Brady to retire.
“It’s gonna be wild if free agent Jimmy G replaces a retiring Tom Brady in Tampa next season,” Miller tweeted on Wednesday.
Garoppolo was teammates with Tom Brady in New England before he was traded to the 49ers during the 2017 season.
Despite the rocky start, Tampa Bay enters its bye week on a two-game winning streak and in first place in the NFC South at 5–5. On the season, Tom Brady has thrown for 2,805 yards with 12 touchdowns and just two interceptions. He also leads the league in both pass completions and attempts.
Through eight games this season, Garoppolo has thrown for 1,931 yards, 11 touchdowns, and four interceptions. The 49ers are second in the NFC West with a 5-4 record.
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