Tom Brady 'Not Opposed' to NFL Comeback — If He Was Called Upon by the 49ers

Brady detailed what it would take for him to return to the NFL in an interview on VicBlends' 'DEEPCUT'

<p>Jon Kopaloff/Getty </p> Tom Brady

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Tom Brady

Tom Brady says he'd return to the NFL under very specific conditions.

Given a scenario by barber VicBlends on his YouTube show, DEEPCUT, the former NFL quarterback, 46, said he's "not opposed" to suiting up for a football game again if certain teams called him up in desperate need of a quarterback heading into the playoffs.

"I'm not opposed to it ... I don't know if they would let me if I become an owner in an NFL team but ... " he said, naming the San Francisco 49ers, the Las Vegas Raiders, and his former team, the New England Patriots.

"I'm always going to be in good shape. [I'll] always be able to throw the ball, so ... to come in for a little bit like MJ coming back," he said, referring to Michael Jordan, who retired from the NBA but returned to the league multiple times, most recently in 2001.

<p>Vicblends</p> Vicblends and Tom Brady


Vicblends and Tom Brady

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"I don't know if they'd let me, but I wouldn't be opposed to it," Brady reiterated.

The situation that VicBlends described would be extreme, and elsewhere in the interview, Brady appeared to be focused on ventures outside of football.

"My career and all that, that's a thing of the past in my mind," Brady admitted.

Sebastian Widmann/Getty Brady played on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the end of his NFL career
Sebastian Widmann/Getty Brady played on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the end of his NFL career

"I was a gladiator out there, now my time's moved on," he continued. "Now it's like, 'Okay, how can I deliver for my next group of teammates.?' " he said, citing his footwear company NOBULL and Fox Broadcasting Company, who he signed with in 2022. Brady will begin commentating on NFL games in the upcoming 2024-25 season.

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Brady first announced his retirement from the NFL in February 2022 before he un-retired in April 2022. Then, in February 2023, he announced his retirement for a second time exactly a year after making his first announcement.

Sports Illustrated reported that the San Francisco 49ers pursued Brady after his second retirement announcement, but a deal was never finalized.

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