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The Bucs Were Asked If Tom Brady's Retirement Is 100 Percent

Tom Brady and Bruce Arians on the field.

TAMPA, FLORIDA - JANUARY 16: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers talks with head coach Bruce Arians prior to the NFC Wild Card Playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Raymond James Stadium on January 16, 2022 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Tom Brady walked away from football a few weeks ago. His NFL days are over, right? Well, some believe he's setting up a comeback for some point down the road.

On Tuesday, NFL insider Peter Schrager asked Bucs GM Jason Licht if the team has moved on following Brady's retirement. Licht made it clear he's not going to turn out the light.

“We’ll see what 

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— Good Morning Football (@gmfb) March 1, 2022

">the future holds,” Licht said, via Pro Football Talk. “We’ll leave the light on. You always leave the light on for a guy like Tom Brady.”

Cue the rumors. This entire offseason is going to center on whether or not Tom Brady is actually retired or not. The Buccaneers are certainly hoping he changes his mind and returns.

These rumors aren't coming out of nowhere, though. Brady's the one who hasn't completely closed the door on his NFL future.

"All you can do is take it day by day, nothing’s promised for us," Brady said following his retirement. "I’m gonna do things I really enjoy and spend time with people that I really enjoy spending time with. So the future is bright. I look forward to the opportunities that are ahead and I look forward to speaking with everyone again next year.

"So I’ve had a great time doing the show. We’ll keep it going and thank you to everyone for their amazing support, thanks for another great NFL football season. And I hope it just keeps getting better and better from here.”

Has Tom Brady played his final down in the NFL?