Ex-New York Mets Star Approaches NFL Great Tom Brady With a Bizarre Proposition After Playoff Exit

Published 01/18/2023, 10:10 AM EST
Jan 8, 2023; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) on the sideline against the Atlanta Falcons in the third quarter at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports | Reuters

With seven Super Bowl Championships across a career of over decades, 45-year-old ageless Tom Brady stands as one of the greatest to ever play the sport. But 2023 wasn’t meant to be for the quarterback, whose team, after losing to the Dallas Cowboys in the wild-card round, bid adieu to NFL 2022-23. Concurrent with Brady’s NFL exit and his recently concluded marriage, an ex-MLB star (presently very active on Twitter), made a strange proposal to the five-time Super Bowl MVP.

Akin to his actively developing strange personality on Twitter, Lenny Dykstra, who won the 1986 World Championship with the New York Mets tried to reach out to the quarterback through Twitter, along with a peculiar request for Brady, who, after his NFL elimination supposedly has lots of free time.

Ex-MLB star wants Tom Brady to play his wingman

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Essentially, with Lenny Dykstra, every day is a new story. And last evening, after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost 14-31 to the Dallas Cowboys at their home, Lenny Dykstra reached out to Tom Brady with a request asking the quarterback to play his wingman, while he can return the favor.

Dykstra suggested that since Brady would now be free, they could be each other’s wingmen. The three-time MLB All-Star said, “Hey, @TomBrady, now that you have a lot of free time on your hands, maybe we can be each other’s wingmen?”

The Mets legend seemingly had this all planned out, with his initial prediction of watching the Philadelphia Eagles and Buffalo Bills in the Super Bowl.

With his contract coming to an end, will the ageless Brady return to Tampa?

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Unlike the MLB, the NFL issues a player salary cap on every team. In March 2020, Tom Brady signed a two-year contract worth $50 million with the Bucs. Now, since his signed tenure with the Bucs is coming to an end, Brady may have to start preparing to say goodbye to Florida.

Dec 11, 2022; Santa Clara, California, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass against the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth quarter at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

As per Forbes, the Bucs are already $41 million above the salary cap, and signing Tom Brady with minimum funds will never be easy.

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Mohsin Baldiwala

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Mohsin Baldiwala is an MLB author for EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his BBA degree, specializing in Communications & Media with a Public Policy minor. Along with his keen interest in politics and questions about society, he has written multiple research papers about a variety of topics, ranging from stand-up comedy to the Indian Education System.

Edited By: Abhishek Kumar

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