Former New England Patriot Scott Zolak revealed on his radio show that the Minnesota Vikings approached Tom Brady to consider returning as their quarterback following Kirk Cousins’ season-ending injury.
Zolak, however, indicated that Brady declined the offer, marking a second rejection of a potential NFL comeback. The timing of the alleged refusal is unclear but likely occurred after Cousins suffered an Achilles injury on October 29.
In response to the quarterback void, the Vikings opted to acquire Joshua Dobbs from the Arizona Cardinals to bolster their roster for a playoff push.
Zolak, discussing the prospect of Brady joining the Bengals after Joe Burrow’s season-ending injury, dismissed the idea, asserting that Brady is definitively done with playing.
Zolak added that the Miami Dolphins also reached out to Brady in March, seeking his return to football. Notably, Brady, who ended his brief retirement after the 2021 season to rejoin the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has consistently stated that his playing career has concluded.
Despite recent headlines quoting Brady’s criticism of the current state of the NFL, the quarterback, now 46, is set to transition to a role with FOX Sports’ NFL broadcast team for the 2024 season.