Tom Brady’s purchase of a minority stake in the Las Vegas Raiders has probably convinced everyone that his playing career is really over. The retreat seems to last, unlike last time. In fact, many might assume it’s impossible for the star quarterback to play again. However, this is not entirely true.
There’s never been a player-owner before, but that’s not entirely out of the question. Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal described how this extremely unique scenario would work.
Jimmy Garoppolo has had foot surgery, which has the Raiders’ entourage wondering what the backup plan is. Brian Hoyer is the backup on the depth board, but he’s not Plan B. Could Brady, who was previously tied to the team as a free agent, be their saviour?
“Interestingly, a league source raised the possibility that Brady’s endorsement by other owners could come with the condition that he be fully retired. If so , it eliminates the possibility of him trying to simultaneously own part of the franchise while playing for it.”
That alone makes it all moot.
Inside how Tom Brady could theoretically return to the NFL
The adventurers The insider also said that if the sale goes through without any of those stipulations, then Tom Brady could play again. He should get unanimous support from all NFL owners, including Jerry Jones.
It is unlikely to happen. 32 people aren’t likely to agree on anything, especially if it means the NFL’s most accomplished player potentially coming back to haunt his teams once again.
If he failed to get all 32 votes, then Brady would have to sell his part of the team and he would then be free to do whatever he wants.
Given his agethe level he was playing at before his retirement, the deal with Las Vegas and his contract with FOX, it’s also extremely unlikely.
A return from Brady is possible, but not very likely at all.