Tom Brady Shuts Down Rumors That He’s Joining The Jets After Aaron Rodgers Injury: “Next Question”

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Last Monday, tons of us watched future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodger’s first season with the New York Jets end before it ever really started.

He went down with what appeared to be an ankle injury on the fourth play of the game, and although the X-rays were negative for a broken ankle, he suffered a complete tear of his Achilles tendon. For those who aren’t familiar with the injury, an Achilles tear can take up to a year to recover from, and some never get over it at all.

However, the 39-year-old is optimistic, and basically said last week on The Pat McAfee Show that he plans to return to the Jets next season, and even teased coming back by the end of this season, or in time for the playoffs (which is INCREDIBLY unlikely):

“I think what I’d like to say is give me the doubts. Give me the doubts, give me the media, the timetables, all the things that you think can should or will happen, because all I need is that one little extra percent of inspiration.

That’s all I need. So give me your… doubts, give me your prognostications, and then watch what I’ll do.”

As you can imagine, everybody began to speculate who the Jets could go to as their new starting quarterback this season, especially after former first round pick Zach Wilson looked awful against the Dallas Cowboys this past weekend.

Some names I heard were Carson Wentz, Joe Flacco, Colin Kaepernick, and more…

And of course, the GOAT himself Tom Brady.

That’s right, people really were convinced that Brady would come out of retirement for a second time, just to finish the season as the Jets starting quarterback and then go back into retirement.

So, Brady addressed these rumors on his Let’s Go! podcast, after his co-host Jim Gray asked if New York had hit him up about a possible return.

And as you could imagine, Brady shut them down immediately:

“No, no, no — next question! You already know. I love being with you guys on Mondays and I love what we got goin’.”

Needless to say, it appears that the chances of Brady returning to the gridiron are long gone, and his eyes are only on retirement.

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