Tom Brady is retired... for now. It's hard to ignore all the signs that the door is apparently wide open for a possible return, with Brady himself not shutting it.
Brady himself took a "never say never" approach last week. Rob Gronkowski said he thinks Brady will be back at some point. NFL Media's Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero reported over the weekend that neither the Buccaneers nor Brady are ruling out a return.
Add Boomer Esiason to the growing list of those who think Brady isn't actually done. Making his final appearance of the season on The Greg Hill Show, the CBS analyst and WFAN host was asked if he thinks Brady will be back.
"I bet 50 bucks that he was retiring before the [conference] championship game, and I won my 50 bucks of course. I don't want to give it back, but I think he's coming back," Esiason said.
Listen to the full interview with Esiason below. The part about Brady begins at the 12:15 mark: