“Educated Hunch” Tom Brady Returns Within Two Years

February 28th, 2022

NFL super insider Peter King

For some reason, NBC super insider Peter King was moved to type in his must-skim weekly column today that Tom Brady is a candidate to the return to the football field.

King is not one to throw one of his scones against the wall and see what happens.

An “educated hunch” (King’s words) tells him not to surprised if “sometime in the next year or two Brady says he wants to play football again.”

For those unaware, the Bucs hold Brady’s playing rights, just like the Colts hold Andrew Luck’s rights.

If Brady wants to play for a team other than Tampa Bay, then the Bucs would have to make that happen.

Joe sure hopes Team Glazer clings to those rights the way Joe cradles a Big Storm beer on a summer afternoon.

23 Responses to ““Educated Hunch” Tom Brady Returns Within Two Years”

  1. Rob In Land O Lakes Says:

    Agreed…. unlike giving Rich McKay away to a division rival for no compensation. But the Glazers were grateful to McKay for helping them get a stadium and it had NOTHING to do with McKay knowing where the bodies were buried.

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We had to give up a 4th rounder for Gronk….I would think Brady would be worth at least a 3rd….

  3. Hodad Says:

    Jesus give the Brady returning stories a rest. A hunch, a guess, yeah Joe, King is throwing do do against the wall. Try reporting about the Bucs, this Brady returns saga needs to end.

  4. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I think we only hold his playing rights for next year. Correct me if I am wrong. That means if he sits out next year, he can come back in a couple of years, a free man.
    The interesting option that has popped up since the loss by Fox of Troy Aikman is Brady is gonna be pursued to take his place~!
    Brady to the Broadcast Booth~!

  5. Ash Says:

    At 47 Brady decides to come back? I don’t understand why it’s so hard to except after 20 plus years in the league, he will be 45 this year, that he decided he had done enough and retired. I just dont see him coming back for any reason he looks to have moved on wish everyone else would.

  6. Listnfrmafar Says:

    I am pretty sure they own his rights for one season if he decides to return to the game. Are we really to believe he is going to turn it back on at 46? I know he’s defied all odds but he is losing quickness every year he gets older. This would open the opportunity for him to plummet and hurt his legacy like Favre and Marino. If he doesn’t turn up somewhere this season, he is really done. His goal was to play until 45 and if 49ers trade Jimmy G they set up perfect for him. Lance one season studying from the best is priceless. Gronk goes to Miami or the Chargers, maybe Vegas.

  7. Wild Bill Says:

    Stick a fork in the Brady rumors. He is done. Well done.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Even if he returns a year from now, he’s not going to the 49ers. So what people are suggesting is Trey Lance starts this year and then is benched his 3rd year? Do you know how detrimental that is to a rookie QB? And then they gotta make a decision his 4th year.

    Yeah I don’t see that happening, Brady is not going to the 49ers now or after this year, he’s done.

  9. allbuccedup Says:

    These so called sports experts need to give it a rest. Hes going to Hollywood and make movies his days of football are over.

  10. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Anonymous, of all the coaches in this league to you really think Shanahan could give two shats about how Lance feels? He played Garapolo for two seasons basically telling him we don’t want you. That’s an easy one, hey Trey
    you’re about to get a Doctrine in Qbing, sit tight this season then the job is yours. It’s either that or 49ers take a step back this season because Lance ain’t that good.

  11. BelleGladeBuc Says:

    When Barry Sanders and Megatron both retired from Detroit they were still under contract to the Lions.

    If either of them wanted to unretire, the only team they could play for was the Lions because they still held their rights under contract.

    That fact, plus the fact that Detroit made them pay back their signing bonus because they didn’t fulfill the terms of the entire contract are the reasons why there was and still is bad blood between the Lions and two of their greatest players of all time.

  12. Anonymous Says:

    No 45 year old is taking a year or two off from the NFL then coming back, not even Brady.

  13. Mike Johnson Says:

    Please stop beating that Brady horse to death. He ain’r comin back unless he’s real dumb..and he ain’t that. The man probably feels like he’s been tied to The Whipping Post.

  14. Cobraboy Says:

    Brady said he was not willing to do what it takes physically to stay on top at 45.

    Take two years off, and it is vastly more difficult.

  15. Natron Says:

    More conjecture from the “Let’s go Brandon” network

  16. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Looks like Peter King is having a slow news cycle, too.

  17. Daryl Green Says:

    The Payton & Brady Package 😮 Dolphins

  18. sasquatch Says:

    I was hoping the Brady Speculation Industrial Complex was losing momentum.

  19. Joe in Michigan Says:

    From the picture of PK, I have an educated hunch that he’s high as the sky.

  20. lambeau Says:

    For some reason, Joe is not dealing with the tragic but obvious fact that Brady wo’t play for BA. He’s waiting for a more congenial spot.

  21. Adam's Angry Says:

    Dear Joe…

    Thank you for sparing us that paragraph of links you often attach to the name “Peter King.”

    That being said, King’s take is gutless. And if Brady is good enough to play in 2 years, he should be playing NOW in an attempt to rack up more rings.

  22. Dapostman Says:

    Brady is starting to get involved in the entertainment business.

    He ain’t coming back to leave the field like Joe Theisman or Steve Young and they were much younger.

  23. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Where’s your proof, Lambeau?