NFL offseason means it's time to start the Tom Brady-49ers rumour mill churning.
The internet has been particularly rife with rumours this offseason, with Brady having retired and San Francisco battling with ailments at quarterback.
In a press conference held on Tuesday at the NFL combine, general manager John Lynch detailed the depth of his offseason correspondence with the potential Hall of Fame quarterback.
After he retired, I texted him, Lynch remarked. "He was a teammate for approximately three weeks at one point,
so I texted him to wish him well on having one of the finest sporting careers I've ever witnessed. We'll end it there as I also wished him well.
It's uncertain if Brady even wants to come back. He might not even be a choice for the 49ers, either.
Yet, it's simple to imagine Lynch's subsequent discussion with Brady being more lengthy should Brady indicate a desire to play and San Francisco have a need under centre.