Tom Brady unretires, will play another season

It’s a consequential moment not only for Tom Brady — who finished the 2021 season second in the league’s MVP voting — but also for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who had been mulling over whether to pursue a Deshaun Watson trade this week. As recently as the NFL combine last week, Tampa Bay was believed to be high on the list of preferred trade destinations for the embattled Houston Texans quarterback. So much so that one team that was also weighing a serious pursuit of Watson told Yahoo Sports that it believed the Buccaneers would be the leading contender if Brady remained in retirement and Tampa Bay ultimately opened trade talks with the Texans.

Fantasy Impact: 

His retirement lasted all of 40 days. This is obviously great news for all of the returning receivers, namely Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, who was slapped with the franchise tag last week. Brady will once again be ranked as a fantasy QB1 after two very solid seasons in Tampa.

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