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Tom Brady To Dolphins Almost Happened: NFL World Reacts

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - JANUARY 02: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reacts after a pla in the fourth quarter of the game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on January 02, 2022 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Tom Brady is set to play his third NFL season in the state of Florida. But it was surprisingly close to being in Miami, not Tampa Bay.

According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk, Brady was on the verge of being named a minority owner of the Dolphins soon after he retired on February 1. Florio said that the Brian Flores lawsuit against Miami forced them to put their pursuit of Brady and former Saints head coach Sean Payton on hold.

But there is still the chance that Brady joins the Dolphins in an ownership capacity in the future. He is good friends with fellow minority shareholder Bruce Beal and is an unrestricted free agent after this season.

NFL fans are tired of the constant Tom-Brady-to-the-Dolphins narrative. Many are accusing Florio of outright lying about the details, while others believe it would have amounted to tampering and salary cap violations:

There's always a chance that the Miami Dolphins will land Tom Brady in 2023. But just because the Dolphins were ready to go through the wringer to make it happen doesn't mean it was going to.

Just about everything we've learned in recent weeks indicates that Brady was fixated on one more go in Tampa Bay.

Brady will get that chance in 2022 under new head coach Todd Bowles.

But when it comes to Brady, you can never say never about any possibility.