For the second offseason in a row, Tom Brady announced his retirement and it appears for the second offseason in a row he could return to the NFL. However, this time Brady might return to the AFC East which means the Buffalo Bills could play him twice next season.
On Monday during The Rich Eisen Show, the NFL Network host shared the Top 5 rumors he heard over the past week during the NFL Combine. He prefaced it by saying these were just rumors but the most notable one was certainly the fact that Tom Brady could be looking to return to the NFL.
Arguably the greatest quarterback ever in the NFL just completed his 23rd season. The last three years he was a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but was set to be a free agent this offseason. However, he decided to call it a career shortly after the season.
If he were not to return to the NFL he would finish with seven Super Bowl rings and five Super Bowl MVPs, with his last of both coming in Super Bowl LV as he led the Bucs to a 31-9 victory over the Chiefs.
Could Tom Brady return as a member of one of the Buffalo Bills rivals in the AFC East?
Rich Eisen not only mentioned the rumor of Tom Brady returning but also which team he could return with. This is notable for the Buffalo Bills as it could mean a return to the AFC East but this time as a member of the Miami Dolphins.
The Bills know Tom Brady all too well from his two-decade run with the New England Patriots which included numerous AFC East titles and Brady compiling a 32-3 record against the Bills.
For the Miami Dolphins, it isn’t overly surprising to see them be the potential landing spot. They have questions at quarterback due to the health of Tua Tagovailoa after he suffered numerous concussions this past season.
It is going to be interesting to see how this plays out but the possibility seems to be there that the Buffalo Bills could be playing against Tom Brady in 2023.