On Thursday afternoon, one Boston reporter made headlines for his prediction for Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady.
Dale Arnold of NESN said that he “wouldn’t be surprised” if Brady plays for a new team this season.
Arnold suggested the Miami Dolphins are “working” on a trade for the seven-time Super Bowl champion.
“Would not be surprised if @TomBrady didn’t play for @Buccaneers next season. Try a little further South,” he said on Twitter.
Of course, his report sparked plenty of headlines with fans wondering if the it was possibly true.
Unfortunately for the conspiracy theorist fans out there, the rumor was debunked late Thursday night by a different NFL insider.
“There’s nothing happening between Tom Brady and the Dolphins, according to a source.
(He’s also been recruiting free agents to the Bucs, which feels relevant here.) Carry on,” NFL insider Jeff Howe said.
The Dolphins just traded for star wide receiver Tyreek Hill. In doing so, the team gave up three of its top four picks in the 2022 NFL draft.
Miami doesn’t have much draft capital left to swing a deal for Brady. While the rumors are fun and seeing Brady on the move would be wild, it certainly doesn’t seem like anything is going to happen.
That’s good news for Buccaneers fans who want to see their team compete for another Super Bowl before Brady actually retires.