Tom Brady gave a short but concise answer to his interest in joining the New York Jets this season. The Jets are looking to add a veteran quarterback after Aaron Rodgers suffered a season-ending Achilles injury in Week 1.
The Jets named Zach Wilson as their starter going forward. But he followed up the Jets’ show of trust in him by having a three-interception performance against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 2. Jets fans want anyone from backup quarterback Tim Boyle to Tom Brady to take over the reins from Wilson for the rest of the season.
Tom Brady gives a brief response to his interest in the New York Jets
Brady was asked about his interest in joining the Jets this season during a podcast with Jim Gray. Brady emphatically said no and requested a new question be posed:
No, no, no–next question,” Brady said.
Update: Tom Brady was asked about joining the #Jets this season after the Aaron Rodgers injury.
He shut it down quickly: "No, no, no — next question!"
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) September 19, 2023
Brady isn’t likely to join the Jets. He retired in the season.
However, reports came out this offseason that Brady became a minority owner of the Las Vegas Raiders. That would make his path to the Jets impossible this season, as the owners would have to vote for Brady to play.
According to a recent report by Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero with the NFL Network, Brady never officially became a minority owner and could play for any team he wishes to this fall:
“However, the door will officially remain open for Brady to play for any team — at least until October and quite possibly longer.
Brady’s purchase of a minority stake in the Raiders has not been finalized, sources say. A vote could come as soon as next month’s Fall League Meeting, sources say, but there is still plenty to sort out with financing and plenty of information regarding a potential purchase still to be shared.”
Brady’s name will continue to be linked to NFL quarterback jobs this season until his stake in the Raiders is finalized. The Jets might not be the most attractive landing for the 46-year-old quarterback due to the struggles with the offensive line.
One reason to hope for Brady’s return to the Jets? It’s a chance to see Brady play Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots. Week 18 would potentially be the nail in the coffin for the loser of the last game of the regular season.
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