Explosive reports come out of Tampa Bay and bring Tom Brady back into the headlines.
Earlier this year, the seven-time Super Bowl quarterback was tied to a deal that would have sent him to the Miami Dolphins.
Although this story has died out since the NFL Draft, it has now come back to life.
However, the story was only revived when former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians made a shocking claim.
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He put his coaching retirement at the feet of his Super Bowl quarterback.
So now all the rumors that Brady kicked out the Arians seem true.
However, it also lends weight to rumors that he is leaving for Miami.
This possibility should be the bigger story.
Brady denies forcing Arians out, but doesn’t deny plans to move to Dolphins
When Brady gave an interview, many questions about the rumors surrounding him in 2022 were raised.
Some were about the Arians’ recent comments about Brady.
However, Brady would deny being part of the reason Arians is no longer head coach at Tampa Bay.
One of the other questions was about his intention to play for the Dolphins.
But the answers he gave in responding to the Dolphins rumors left no one with solid answers.
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Since he doesn’t confirm or deny the rumors, Brady leaves the door open for further speculation.
So was Brady really going to Miami all along?
Flores’ firing could be the main reason Brady isn’t in Miami now
Brian Flores is key to why Brady isn’t in Miami.
The former Dolphins head coach is suing the NFL for racial discrimination.
However, what he alleges in his lawsuit put Brady in the spotlight.
Flores alleges that Super Bowl MVP quarterback and former New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton were coming to Miami.
His story is that Miami wanted to replace him and their current quarterback with Payton and Brady.
However, with the Dolphins’ alleged plans out in the open, the veteran quarterback looks set to stay in Tampa Bay.
Maybe it’s because he doesn’t want to be part of the history of Miami and what they did in Flores.
But maybe that’s because he had no intention of leaving Tampa Bay.
Until he categorically denies the rumors, they will continue.
It will also help Flores if Brady admits to the plot that has been presented to everyone.
Will he be in Miami for 2023?
Since he’s not outright denying his talks with Miami, that leaves an open door for him to go there in 2023.
This is because his contract will expire after this season.
As he does not deny the rumors and there is no new contract with Tampa Bay, the hope of a one-year contract in Miami could materialize.
However, his deal with Fox as a sportscaster could only put an end to that.
But his agreement with Fox is only valid for the end of his NFL career.
That means there’s a slim chance he’ll land a one-year contract with Miami in 2023.