Tom Brady has already retired once (though it only lasted 40 days), and he’s still under contract with the San Francisco 49ers. But none of these factors have been enough for the football world to envision the idea of TB12 joining another team in 2023.
The 45-year-old Brady hasn’t shown many signs of slowing down here in his 23rd NFL season, but he also hasn’t committed to playing beyond 2022. If he decides to keep playing, it may not be with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Brady’s contract with the organization expires after this season, so the seven-time Super Bowl champion and future Hall of Famer could decide to leave Tampa Bay for a new team in 2023.
His childhood team, the San Francisco 49ers, have been rumored as a potential landing spot should Brady decide to play in 2023. According to a report from Jason Cole of OutKick, the 49ers will be interested in Brady if he becomes available:
“If Tom Brady goes elsewhere, expect the 49ers to be intrigued. Two general managers said last week they expect the 49ers to seriously inquire about Brady and Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers depending on whether either or both of those quarterbacks decide to move on.”
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Brady and his Buccaneers are visiting the 49ers at Levi’s Stadium this Sunday, so naturally, there’s going to be a lot of talk in the next couple of days about him potentially joining the NFC West leaders.
Many folks on social media are already talking about the idea of TB12 is San Francisco-bound in 2023.
The 49ers definitely make sense for Brady, as he fits their win-now window. But would Kyle Shanahan and company really sign a man in his mid-40s when they already have Trey Lance on the roster?
San Francisco gave up a king’s ransom to trade up to the No. 3 spot in the 2021 NFL Draft so that they could draft the North Dakota State product. Lance suffered a season-ending ankle fracture in Week 2 against the Seattle Seahawks, so the 49ers still don’t know what they have in the dual-threat quarterback.
Either way, until Brady announces his plans for 2023, the speculation of him joining his childhood team will not go away.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.