According to new reports, Tom Brady is only returning to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after his deal to become a minority owner of the Miami Dolphins and join the team's front office fell through.
Boston Globe reporter Ben Volin reports that Brady's role was said to be similar to Derek Jeter's role with the Miami Marlins.
Brady retired at the beginning of the year.
"I try to make the best possible decision I can in the moment, which I did this last week. And, again, I think it's not looking to reverse course. I'm definitely not looking to do that," he said on the Let's Go! podcast. "But in the same time, I think you have to be realistic that you never know what challenges there are going to be in life. Again, I loved playing. I'm looking forward to doing things other than playing. That's as honest as I can be with you there."
Last month Brady returned to the Bucs two months after announcing his retirement, claiming he had "unfinished business."
"These past two months I've realized my place is still on the field and not in the stands," he tweeted. "That time will come. But it's not now. I love my teammates, and I love my supportive family. They make it all possible. I'm coming back for my 23rd season in Tampa."