3 reasons why 49ers won’t trade for Tom Brady this offseason

Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Speculation and rumor suggest Tom Brady might be interested in joining the 49ers, coming out of retirement to do so. But here’s why it won’t happen.

Not even two weeks into the offseason, and the rumor mill is starting to fly with some pretty notable storylines.

There’s a big question mark whether or not Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will retire, especially after a fairly cryptic Instagram post but then refuted (somewhat) on Rodgers’ weekly appearance on the Pat McAfee Show.

Is Rodgers trying to force his way to a team like the San Francisco 49ers? Possibly, but even that prospective blockbuster move would be tough to engineer.

If not Rodgers, though, how about now-retired quarterback Tom Brady?

Unlike Rodgers, Brady has retired after his two-year stint with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which produced a Super Bowl championship and another deep playoff run. Like Rodgers, however, the thought of Brady somehow uniting with his boyhood team, the Niners, has already turned into a hot topic so early this offseason.

Those rumors probably aren’t going to go away anytime soon either, especially when they’re fueled by even more speculation by media outlets like Pro Football Talk.

It might make sense for Brady to want to come home and play for San Francisco. The 49ers are poised to win now even if they trade Brady’s former backup with the New England Patriots, Jimmy Garoppolo, and it might be a perfect end-of-career capstone for the 44-year-old Brady to reach for an eighth Super Bowl win with the team he grew up loving.

Would the Niners actually pull the trigger on this, though?

Let’s explore three reasons why it won’t happen.