Rob Ninkovic doesn’t seem to be in luck with Tom Brady.
During a Friday session of ESPN’s “Keyshawn, JWill and Max” show, Ninkovich — a former Patriots linebacker who now works as an NFL analyst with ESPN — said he texted the Buccaneers’ quarterback after A season-ending loss for the Cowboys Its a wild ride, and didnt get a warm response from Brady.
“Is Tom trying to win another Super Bowl or is he going home to hang out with the family?” Johnson asked, which Ninkovic said he did not know.
“I was trying to investigate that… I was trying to get some information out of that, and I didn’t get anything out of that,” Ninkovic said with a laugh. And then I try to be nice and you know just bump into a friend and be like, ‘Man, great season. I hope you get well…you did well, you still got it.
And he replies, “Not according to your harsh analysis.” (The whole audio clip can be heard here at 7:44 Mark.)
Ninkovich — who won Super Bowls alongside Brady in nine seasons together in New England — seemed amazed by Brady’s script.
Guy Williams shared, adding, “That’s what I love about this job, we have personal relationships with a lot of guys, and then when you try to be objective, they get really hurt about it.”
After the crew appeared shocked and partook in laughter, Ninkovich added, “I was trying to be nice… Now I’m trying to come back, like what nasty did I say?”
As stated by Max Kellerman when Ninkovic said Back in January, he said he “wouldn’t be surprised” if Brady retired after last season.
Brady retired briefly last February before changing his mind and announcing his return to the NFL after 40 days. Now, all eyes are on the seven-time Super Bowl champion again after the conclusion of the NFL’s 23rd season.
Brady, who turns 46 in August, became a free agent for the second time in his career. During a recent episode of Sirius XM’s “Let’s Go” podcast, Brady told co-host Jim Gray that he “Take it day by day.”
Brady, who He said in October That retirement is not in his future, he was linked For the Raiders, Dolphins, Titans and 49ers.
Johnson went on to ask Ninkovich about bringing Bill O’Brien back to New England as the new offensive coordinator and linebackers coach.
“I suspect [people in Boston] We’re really excited that they have a chance,” Ninkovic said. “I like the move because number one, obviously Bailey O has a proven track record with midfielders and has coaching experience.”
The Patriots confirmed O’Brien’s appointment Thursday after their offense suffered under Joe Judge and Matt Patricia in a dysfunctional season. New England missed the playoffs and finished 8-9, third in the AFC East region.
The 53-year-old O’Brien spent five seasons under Bill Belichick from 2007-2011, serving as an offensive assistant, receivers coach, and QB and OC coach.