A Boston sports insider with a history of bombshell scoops regarding NFL legend Tom Brady has dropped another one.
Veteran broadcaster and reporter Dale E. Arnold tweeted on Thursday that he "would not be surprised" if Brady played somewhere other than Tampa next season, hinting instead at a possible arrival with the Miami Dolphins -- "try a little further south."
Arnold later told WEEI's Merloni & Fauria that the parties were "working on it."
Earlier this offseason, Pro Football Talk reported that the Dolphins were interested in acquiring both Brady and former Saints head coach Sean Payton, a package deal that the popular blog said was "derailed" by former Miami head coach Brian Flores' bombshell racial discrimination lawsuit following his dismissal.
In his lawsuit, Flores alleges that he left a surprise 2020 meeting with Brady and Dolphins owner Stephen Ross on Ross' yacht -- an apparent first attempt at bringing Brady to Miami -- so as to avoid potential tampering charges.
Speculating further on the idea of Brady landing in Miami, Arnold sent a followup tweet about one of Brady's favorite targets.
"And notice that Rob Gronkowski hasn't re-signed with the Buccaneers yet?" he asked.
At an introductory press conference for newly acquired Dolphins star Tyreek Hill on Thursday, agent Drew Rosenhaus, who also represents Gronkowski, said the superstar tight end was still undecided on retiring.
Arnold, now calling Boston Bruins games after a long career with WEEI, was the first to report that Brady's signing with the Buccaneers two years ago was official, according to Merloni & Fauria.
Brady, who turns 45 in August, retired earlier this offseason but reversed course only about a month later. In his return announcement, he said he was coming back for a 23rd season "in Tampa."