Antoine Winfield Jr. convinced Tampa Bay 'still reaching out' to Tom Brady about potential return
Antoine Winfield Jr. spent 3 seasons with Tom Brady before the future Hall of Fame quarterback retired at the end of the 2022 season. Brady even kickstarted his retirement by becoming a part owner of the Las Vegas Raiders, but Winfield still isn’t sold Brady is gone for good.
During a recent appearance on The Richard Sherman Podcast, Winfield revealed he believes the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are probably still reaching out to Brady about a potential return. The former Minnesota Gopher concluded that assessment by indicating anything’s possible.
“I’m sure we’re still reaching out to him trying to see if he’s trying to come back to the team,” Winfield said of Bucs management per JoeBucsFan.com. “Hey, it could happen. Anything’s possible.”
Sherman also admitted he “don’t put nothing past” Brady. “This is a crazy world and he a crazy guy,” Sherman added. Winfield replied, “It’s up in the air, man.”
Is a return possible?
It is hard to determine if a return is even possible for Brady at this point in the game. The legendary QB turns 46 in August, and even for a player that took care of his body like few others, his performance began slipping a bit in 2022.
Then there’s the added issue of Brady’s new ownership stake with the Raiders. That claim would likely provide a potential hangup to what would already seem like a longshot for Brady to play NFL games in the 2023 season.