PFT and others reported that Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady had hoped to make his way to Miami for 2022. It would have started with Brady becoming a minority owner (and possibly a front office executive) with the Dolphins, and it would have continued with Brady coming out of retirement to play for the Dolphins. (In the meantime, the Dolphins have reportedly hired Sean Payton to coach the team.)
Brady, during his first press conference of the 2022 offseason, was questioned about the veracity of reports that he was interested in joining the Dolphins in any capacity. In response, Brady did not deny it.
“I had a lot of conversations with a lot of people like I had over the last three or four years of my career about different opportunities when I finished playing football,” Brady said, via quotes released by the team. “I kind of decided what I would like to do. I will be in the football game. And I think for me the most important thing is where I am now and what I hope to do for this team. That has been my commitment to this team and this organization. It was so much fun for me to come here two years ago. It’s been almost two and a half years now, and it’s been an amazing part of my football journey. It is not finished. We still have a lot to accomplish. I have a long life ahead of me and there are lots of fun things to do. I look forward to what awaits me in football. But at the same time, none of us are promised much beyond what we have now, and this is the current moment. And I’m really excited to go out there and try to compete and win a championship.
The plan to bring Brady and Payton to the Dolphins imploded after former Dolphins coach Brian Flores filed a landmark lawsuit. The documents were filed the same day Brady announced his retirement.
After this season, Brady will become a free agent. He can either start his 10-year, $375 million run as the No. 1 analyst at Fox, or he can sign with any team he chooses — if he chooses to keep playing.