In February of this year, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ legend Tom Brady made a social media announcement that he would be retiring from football forever. The New England Patriots legend has sparked unretirement rumors for the second consecutive year with his unclear response to whether or not he is retired.
Tom Brady was in Miami Beach Convention Center for the eMerge Americas Conference on Thursday. The 15-time Pro Bowler was asked during the event if he would consider joining forces with the Miami Dolphins for the 2023 season. Brady was unable to provide a clear response for this direct and simple question.
Brady said: “I don’t necessarily root for the Dolphins, but for the success of my friends, many of whom play for Miami.”
After his disastrous 2022 Buccaneers season, the Dolphins and the Las Vegas Raiders were the frontrunners to sign Tom Brady. Brady retired and both the Dolphins as well as the Raiders chose other options. Brady could take over the Dolphins football team if QB Tua Tagovailoa is injured during the season.
Dolphins heavily fined after tampering with Tom Brady
Since years, the Dolphins have aggressively pursued seven-time Super Bowl Champion Tom Brady. They were fined heavily for tampering with the Patriots legend in order to get him.
Even after Brady signed with the Buccaneers in 2021, while still under contract with Tampa Bay’s franchise, the Phins tried to recruit him.
The NFL conducted a six-month investigation that found the Dolphins’ owner Stephen Ross contacted the former Patriots quarterback Brady and former New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton while they were under contract to other teams. The league fined Stephen Ross, owner of the Phins, $1.5 million after the investigation. They also stripped the Dolphins a number of draft picks and a first-rounder in 2023.