Tom Brady Jan 8, 2023; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) on the sideline against the Atlanta Falcons in the third quarter at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Everyone wants to know what Tom Brady plans to do next season.

Brady’s former teammate, Julian Edelman, told Inside the NFL on Paramount+ that he’s going to give Brady a couple of calls and see if the veteran quarterback will reveal his plans.

In the meantime, while Edelman doesn’t know what Brady will do, he’s certain what he will not do.

“If he has another season, it’s not going to be in Tampa Bay,” Edelman said. “Just because, Tom’s a businessman, Tom’s a smart guy. He’s going to do exactly what he did when he left New England. He’s going to go to the best situation that helps him win — if he wants to continue his playing career. I don’t know.”

Edelman’s prediction seems to jibe with the general consensus that the Buccaneers are out of the question if the 45-year-old Brady returns in 2023.

Each day seems to bring a new contribution to the Brady rumor mill. Most recently, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk had Brady teaming with head coach Sean Payton to join the Carolina Panthers. Other teams that have been linked to Brady include the New York Jets, the Las Vegas Raiders and yes, even the New England Patriots.

Edelman, who won the Super Bowl MVP with the Patriots to cap the 2018 season, says Brady will make sure he ends up in the right situation.

“He’ll probably sit these next two weeks, hang out with his family and assess the situation,” Edelman said. “I’m sure he has a routine now, because he’s probably been thinking about this these last three or four years, you know. ‘Am I gonna play? Am I not gonna play?'”

“I’ll give him a call and bug him a couple of times, see if he’ll give me anything — he probably won’t …”

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