Rodgers suffered the devastating season-ending injury just four snaps into the Jets’ opening drive. On Tuesday, the Jets received confirmation that it was an Achilles tear that will sideline the four-time MVP for the remainder of the season.
During an appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show”, ESPN’s Jeff Darlington explained that though it makes sense for New York to reach out to the seven-time Super Bowl champion, the former claims there’s “no reason to believe that” Brady is keen on un-retiring again.
“It would make sense, honestly, if the Jets reached out to him,” Darlington said on McAfee’s show. “Before this injury ever happened, he was very inclined to stay in retirement and I don’t have any reason to believe otherwise.”
Brady’s initial retirement in 2022 lasted just 40 days before he announced his plans to return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a 23rd NFL season. But it’s been seven months now since Brady announced his second retirement, and he hasn’t at all indicated an interest in coming back at the age of 46.
As fun as it would be to see Brady un-retire and join the New England Patriots’ archrivals, it’s also much easier said than done. He’d have to quickly work himself back into the game and spend ample time learning the Jets’ playbook, which is nothing like the one he had with the Bucs or Patriots.
But hey, one can continue to dream…
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