Tom Brady's retirement appears to be a foregone conclusion, but Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht might leave the "light on" again.
Licht acknowledged that Brady communicates with the organization. Brady retired from the NFL on February 1 after a 23-year career, and he has since been focused on family and business interests.
"I know he still keeps in touch with a lot of players," Licht said to reporters on Tuesday, July 25. "I stayed in touch with him and still do."
It also backs up Bucs safety Antoine Winfield Jr.'s recent claims about meetings with Brady on the "Richard Sherman Podcast" earlier this month. Sherman,
who played with Brady and the Bucs in 2021, agreed that a return is conceivable."I'm sure we're still reaching out to him, trying to see if he's trying to come back to the team,"
Winfield told Sherman. "Hey, that might happen. Anything is conceivable." "It's up in the air, man," Winfield emphasized later with Sherman.
It remains to be seen whether this converts into a potential second comeback. Brady previously retired and unretired in 2022, although only for 41 days between
February and March.Licht stated last year that he would keep a "light on" for Brady, but this year, in February, Licht expressed less faith in Brady's recovery.