With the season-ending injury to Aaron Rodgers leaving the New York Jets in a bind at quarterback, many have wondered what the Jets’ plan is.
Attempting to sign Brett Rypien from the Rams practice squad didn’t pan out due to LA elevating him to their main roster, the Jets started Zach Wilson against the Dallas Cowboys, and he threw three interceptions in the 30-10 loss, leading to questions surrounding his future as starting quarterback.
The Jets had previously said they were fine with Wilson and simply looking for a veteran backup, but it’s unclear if that’s changed after he struggled against Dallas.
One player who has taken his name entirely out of the mix is former Patriots and Buccaneers quarterback and Jets tormentor Tom Brady.
Brady discussed the possibility with his cohost Jim Gray on the “Let’s Go!” podcast this week, responding to Gray’s suggestion with, “No, no, no, next question! You already know. I love being with you guys on Mondays and I love what we got going.”
Brady faced the Jets 37 times in his career, going 30-7 against them. The Jets are one of two teams Brady has 30 career wins against, with Buffalo being the other.
After leaving the New England Patriots in 2019, Brady joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers later in the offseason. He led Tampa to their second Super Bowl victory in franchise history when they defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 in Super Bowl LV. He retired following the 2021 season but unretired just six weeks later to play one more year for Tampa.