Few players in the NFL can rival an offseason like the past one Tom Brady experienced. Brady first retired from football only to return to play quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 40 days later.
Amid reports of an ownership role with the Miami Dolphins, Brady then decided to sign on with Fox Sports to be their No. 1 color commentator for NFL games after his playing days have concluded. In between, Bruce Arians retired and Todd Bowles became the head coach of the Buccaneers.
Brady, who is in the final season of his contract with the Buccaneers, didn't deny he had conversations with Miami as he discussed his playing future.
"I've had a lot of conversations with a lot of people, as I've had for the past three or four years in my career, about different opportunities when I'm done playing football," Brady said to reporters Thursday. "I kind of made a decision of what I'd like to do. I'll get to be in the game of football.
"The most important thing is where I'm at now and what I hope to do for this team. That's been my commitment, to this team and this organization."
Miami had plans to pursue Sean Payton as its next head coach and Brady to become a minority owner of the team and eventually play quarterback for Payton.