Seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady announced his retirement from the NFL over a month ago. It was the second consecutive offseason in which Brady called it quits early on.

There’s no way Tom Terrific is going to dupe us again, right? When the future first ballot Hall of Famer retired on Feb. 1, he made it clear that this was not like last offseason. He’s completely done after a brilliant 24-year run with the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

“I’ll get to the point right away. I’m retiring for good. I know the process was a pretty big deal last time, so when I woke up this morning I figured I’d just press record and let you guys know first. I won’t be long-winded. You only get one super emotional retirement essay, and I used mine up last year.”

About that? Longtime media personality Rich Eisen, who has a ton of contacts around the league, suggested on Monday that there was a ton of talk about Brady unretiring during the 2023 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.