Because it won’t be Tom Brady.
According to The Athletic’s Dianna Russini, the Jets will not be inquiring with the former New England Patriots legendary quarterback to replace Rodgers. Russini also noted that Brady has told those close to him that he’s “done playing football”.
Brady recently appeared as an honorary guest for the Patriots at Gillette Stadium and gave an epic speech to longtime fans. He called himself a Patriot “for life” in the speech. So it would have been a bit surprising if he turned around and joined the team’s biggest division rival.
To put it bluntly, it was never happening.
You can mark one name off the Jets’ list of potential QBs: Tom Brady. I’m told the team will not be inquiring with Brady about any interest in a return to football. Brady has also made clear to people close to him, he’s done playing football.
— Dianna Russini (@DMRussini) September 13, 2023
Rodgers’ injury opens things up wide in the AFC East division.