Therefore, any team that would like to have the seven-time Super Bowl winner must negotiate for a trade with the team.
However, Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians won’t allow Brady to go to another team, saying that it would be “bad business.”
To further illustrate his willingness to keep Brady’s rights at bay, he established a high price for the 44-year-old’s services.
Bruce Arians’ price is high to trade Tom Brady if he comes out of retirement 😬 pic.twitter.com/8ZbKUGQXzq
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) March 1, 2022
B/R Gridiron tweeted, “Bruce Arians’ price is high to trade Tom Brady if he comes out of retirement.”
The amount Arians mentioned, as one of the pictures shows, is “five No. 1s” for Brady.
It’s obviously an exaggeration to highlight that it would be difficult to get Brady out of retirement.
No team would give such high ransom for a player that might have one or two seasons left.
Brady Can Still Play
But based on his 2021 stats, it seems like Brady can stay for a while if he wants to.
He finished second in the voting for NFL MVP behind Aaron Rodgers and finished the season with 485 completions for 5,316 yards and 43 touchdowns.
Those numbers do not indicate a player that is slowing down.
As much as possible, the Buccaneers wouldn’t give away Brady to another team because competing against him would be a headache.
Despite his advanced age, his mental preparation and in-game decision-making are second to none.
Therefore, the Buccaneers would rather keep his rights for one more year before any team can instantly sign him as a free agent.
A year away from the game might have an adverse effect on his playing ability or his willingness to even subject himself to the grind of a football season.