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Tom Brady Come Back Compared to Michael Jordan’s Lowest Moment if Raiders Move Goes Sideways for Jimmy Garoppolo

Published 05/24/2023, 12:51 PM EDT

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The realm of sports is abundant with tales of retirements followed by spectacular comebacks and unforeseen turns of events. Amid all the excitement, one retired NFL icon stands out this season: Tom Brady, the legendary former quarterback of the New England Patriots and a seven-time Super Bowl champion. The rumors and anticipation surrounding his potential comeback, particularly with a different team, have ignited a captivating discussion among his devoted fans. However, true to his resilient nature, Brady is once again preparing to make a comeback, this time with a team he has never played for during his impressive 23-season NFL career.

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Tom Brady made headlines earlier this year in February when he announced his retirement from the football arena, after playing three seasons with Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Interestingly, this is not the first time he has retired from the sport. He previously retired on the same date and month but in a different year. The burning question remains: which team will Brady be joining for his highly anticipated return?

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Amid ongoing speculation about Brady’s potential team, an NBC Sports report indicates that he is on the verge of joining his third NFL franchise, not as a player, but as a part-owner. According to owner Mark Davis, Brady is poised to invest in Las Vegas Raiders by acquiring a minority stake in the team. Confirming the news, the 68-year-old owner declared, “We have come to an agreement for Tom Brady to become a partner in the Raiders and we have submitted it to the NFL for approval.” In a recent episode of ‘The Dan LeBatard Show‘. It was reported that Tom Brady is set to make a comeback with the Raiders.

Interestingly, this news of joining the Raiders will not affect Brady’s lucrative deal with Fox, scheduled to commence in 2024. Additionally, this partnership with the Raiders will mark the second collaboration between Brady and owner Mark Davis, as they already share ownership of the WNBA champion Las Vegas Aces. The news of Brady’s potential move to the Raiders has sparked both positive anticipation and skepticism. It raises two significant questions: How will Jimmy Garoppolo perform alongside the NFL star, and will Brady encounter similar consequences as NBA icon Michael Jordan did during his time?


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Come back comparison between Brady and Jordan

NBA legend Michael Jordan has a similar kind of incident as compared to Brady. Jordan also retired twice from the NBA. He first retired from NBA in 1993 at the age of 30, after winning three consecutive championships, due to his lack of desire to play and the tragic loss of his father. Then again, he came back in 1995 and led his team, Chicago Bulls, to three more championships. Then again, he retired in 2003 as he lost his drive and desire to play, and he also wanted to spend his time with his family.


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After Michael Jordan became a minority stakeholder in the then-Charlotte Bobcats in 2006 (later a majority stakeholder), the team was rebranded as the Charlotte Hornets in 2016. However, this brings us to an interesting speculation when comparing it to the situation with Tom Brady. Following Jordan’s involvement with the Hornets, the team did not perform exceptionally well. During the 2011 and 2012 seasons, the Bobcats endured a losing streak of 23 consecutive games and only managed to win a meager 10.6% of their games, marking the worst record in the league, via Marca. Additionally, in the 17 seasons since Jordan’s collaboration, the Hornets have only made it to the playoffs three times, each time being eliminated in the first round.

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Given these underwhelming statistics, NFL fans find themselves captivated by the prospect of Brady joining the Raiders. There is a level of skepticism among fans, questioning whether he can maintain his illustrious legacy and contribute to the development of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo as a field sensation. Some are even drawing parallels to the experience of Michael Jordan, questioning whether Brady may also face significant setbacks upon his return from retirement.


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However, while fans eagerly anticipate the impact Brady could have on the team and the development of Jimmy Garoppolo, only time will reveal the true outcome.

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Bhwya Sriya


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Bhwya Sriya is an NFL Writer at EssentiallySports. With a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from an esteemed university, Bhwya tries to amalgamate her love for sports with her creativity. Her interest in sports arose when Bhwya represented her district on a race track in school.
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Hitesh Nigam