Tom Brady did not appreciate being asked about his NFL future on his own podcast, Sean Payton is reportedly set to interview with the Arizona Cardinals for their head coach position and Shannon Sharpe serves up a mea culpa after his sideline explosion at the Grizzlies vs. Lakers game.
JARED QUAY: On February 1, 2022, Tom Brady announced that he was going to retire from the NFL. That was two weeks before Super Bowl Sunday.
- Yes, yes, I remember.
JARED QUAY: As you know, Tom unretired just a few weeks later only to return to a banged up Bucs team that got bounced in the first round of the playoffs this season.
- Things didn't go as planned.
JARED QUAY: Here we are one year later, about three weeks before the Super Bowl, and people want to know whether or not we'll see TB12 back on the field next season.
- Absolutely not. We're not doing this again.
JARED QUAY: On the latest episode of his "Let's Go" podcast, Brady was put on the hot seat when Jim Gray asked him if he has a timetable for making a decision about his football future.
TOM BRADY: Jim, if I knew what I was going to [BLEEPS] do, I'd have already [BLEEPS] done it, OK? I'm taking it a day at a time.
JARED QUAY: Whoa, watch out, world. Tablet Toss Tom has entered the chat. Tom will be 46 years old when next season starts, but I'll watch that guy play no matter what. TB85 can march out on that field with the help of a walker, and I'll watch the hell out of that. On the other hand, Tom's got a cushy gig lined up from the moment he hangs up his cleats. He's sitting on a $375 million contract to be a Fox Football analyst. I've been a football player, and now I'm a broadcaster. Tom, the grass is greener on this side, my man.
- I said it, OK?
JARED QUAY: I sure hope Sean Payton is listening to this because he's taking interviews to get back into coaching with the Arizona Cardinals next on his list. Front Office Sports reported last year that Peyton was negotiating his broadcasting contract with Fox for $10 million a year.
- So, so much money.
JARED QUAY: Which football gig sounds more appealing, talking about football on TV for a few hours one day a week while otherwise having a ton of freedom or becoming a football zombie with no life working 18 hour days, constantly yelling at Kyler Murray to put his phone away?
- Let me think
JARED QUAY: It's a no brainer. Just ask Shannon Sharpe. Shannon, your broadcasting gig can afford you courtside seats so you can heckle professional athletes up close and personal and get in fights with their families. That's living the dream, right, Shannon?
SHANNON SHARPE: I was wrong. I should have lowered the temperature in the arena. Instead, I turned the temperature up, and I let it get out of hand.
JARED QUAY: OK, so you might have to apologize here and there, but it's a hell of a lot better than coaching.