Once again the NFL world was shook up as news broke that Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians is retiring from coaching. He will reportedly be taking a position in the front office with the Bucs as the team’s senior football consultant. Not many people saw this coming. Quarterback Tom Brady coming out of retirement was not a shocker, but this feels like one.

There had previously been rumors that if Brady was coming out of retirement, that he might want to play with the Miami Dolphins. There were reports that Brady was unnamed quarterback that Brian Flores refused to meet on a boat with Dolphins owner Stephen Ross. But I am here to put all of that nonsense to rest.

Let’s discuss the 3 biggest reasons why Tom Brady will not be traded to the Miami Dolphins.

2 Biggest Reasons Tom Brady Will Not Be Traded To The Miami Dolphins


With Arians retiring from coaching, Todd Bowles is taking over as the new head coach. Bowles has always been a great defensive coordinator but struggled in his lone chance as a head coach with the New York Jets.

Maybe it’s just me, but I think just about anyone would look bad coaching the Jets.

With the Buccaneers defense likely losing Ndamukong Suh and possibly a couple other pieces, they will need a head man in charge that knows defense. Arians has always been an offensive coach. Bowles can focus all of his attention on the Buccaneers defense.

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Between Brady and offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich, I think that side of the ball will be just fine.


The only way Brady would be traded was if he asked the franchise to trade him. They obviously are not going to voluntarily trade him themselves. But knowing the clout he has, if he asked, they would likely oblige. Otherwise, he could just retire again.

But Brady would be an absolute fool if he did. There are so many reasons for that, but primarily, it’s about winning. You know, the one thing that Brady cares about more than anyone alive. Maybe only Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan have the same win-at-all-cost, killer mentality.

Well, just in case no one noticed, he almost has a free run to the Super Bowl in Tampa Bay. His division, the NFC South, is in shambles. The Green Bay Packers lost Davante Adams and a few key pieces defensively. The NFC East is always garbage, or filled with playoff under-performers (ahem, ahem, Cowboys, ahem, ahem).

The only legitimate threat to the Buccaneers in the NFC is likely the Super Bowl defending champion Los Angeles Rams. But they lost their dynamic duo with Von Miller heading to Buffalo. And if anyone knows how hard it is to go back-to-back, it’s Tom Brady. He’s the last quarterback to do it.

Meanwhile, the AFC is as stacked as a conference as any conference has arguably ever been. The AFC West alone has four Super Bowl contenders. The Bills are easily one of the best teams in football. Bill Belichick is still in the AFC East. The Cleveland Browns added Deshaun Watson (if he doesn’t get suspended). The Cincinnati Bengals significantly upgraded their offensive line, which was the only reason they didn’t just win a Super Bowl.

So, honestly, you don’t really need any other reason beyond this.