Will the Tampa Bay Buccaneers trade Tom Brady?
Head coach Bruce Arians says that if Tom Brady decides to come out of retirement and move to another team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will not allow it.
There’s been talk about Tom Brady coming out of retirement and playing for another team only a month since he announced he was hanging up his cleats, but it seems the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won’t let him move to another franchise if he decides his pro football career isn’t over yet.
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Arians: No to Brady trade
When asked about the possibility of the Bucs trading the GOAT to another team if he un-retires, Bucs head coach Bruce Arians simply said “Nope. Bad business,” according to Tampa Bay Times’ Rick Stroud.
But the coach may be amenable to a trade IF the price is right. And what would be his price for the release of the 44-year-old? “Five number 1s,” said Arians, referring to draft picks.
The star quarterback had hinted at an NFL comeback only days after he announced his retirement. But the three-time NFL Most Valuable Player is still under contract with Tampa Bay, which holds his rights for the 2022 season.
Tampa's door open to Brady
Arians said that Brady is always welcome to play for the Buccaneers. “That door is never closed. Whenever Tom wants to come back, he’s back. If Tom wants to come back, we’ll have plenty of money for him.”
The decision on whether Brady will be allowed to move to another team isn’t really dependent on Arians, although he will probably be asked to give some input on the matter. General Manager Jason Licht will have the final say, and he told “Good Morning Football” that the team is “going to leave the light on” for the seven-time Super Bowl champion.
This is likely not the last we’ll be hearing about Brady’s potential un-retirement, as he can’t seem to keep himself out of the headlines. Whatever his decision, the Buccaneers are continuing with their preparations to deal with the void he will be leaving.