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Tom Brady Shuts Down the Idea of Returning to the NFL to Replace Injured Aaron Rodgers: 'No, Next Question'

Brady quickly shot down the suggestion that he may unretire for the second time

<p>Julio Aguilar/Getty, Ilya S. Savenok/Getty</p> Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers

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Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers

Don’t call it a comeback! No — seriously don’t, Tom Brady says.

Brady, 46, quickly shot down the suggestion that he might come back out of retirement for a second time to take over starting quarterback duties for the injured Aaron Rodgers.

Rodgers, 39, tore his left Achilles tendon four plays into the New York Jets’ season opener last Monday, derailing his debut and the Jets’ dreams of reaching a Super Bowl this year.

On this week’s episode of Brady’s “Let’s Go!” podcast alongside retired NFL wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and sports commentator Jim Gray, the seven-time Super Bowl champion immediately denied he had any interest in joining the Jets.

Gray asked Brady if the Jets had called him recently.

"No, no, no — next question!" Brady swiftly responded.

“Asked and answered?” Gray shot back.

"You already know,” Brady said. “I love being with you guys on Mondays and I love what we got going.”

Brady then quickly changed the subject to college football as he introduced the podcast’s main interview, with University of Colorado football head coach Deion Sanders.

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<p>Michael Owens/Getty</p> Aaron Rodgers

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Aaron Rodgers

The five-time Super Bowl MVP initially announced his retirement from the NFL in early 2022 before changing his mind a little more than a month later and announcing he’d return for one final season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

After his final season with the Buccaneers, Brady announced in February that he was retiring “for good” with an emotional video on social media.

"It won't be long-winded, you only get one super-emotional retirement essay, and I used mine up last year,” Brady joked. “So, I...really thank you guys...so much.”

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Tom Brady

Brady, who has recently been linked to supermodel Irina Shayk since his divorce last year from Gisele Bündchen, was honored at the New England Patriots’ home opener earlier this month.

"I’ve talked a lot about how lucky I feel to have spent my life surrounded by such incredible people. Yesterday was just another reminder of that," Brady wrote on social media after the jersey retirement ceremony. "Coming back to New England to celebrate what WE accomplished was so special, and it’s a day that I’ll never forget.”

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