Lynch pondered coming out of retirement last year, but only for a Super Bowl contender. During an appearance on ESPN's "SportsNation," the former NFL running back revealed he spoke to Brady about potentially coming back to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020.
"I was specifically speaking to Tom Brady and the Bucs," Lynch said. "That's who I was talking to."
Brady and Lynch have shared the field before, albeit on opposite teams. The pair faced off in Super Bowl XLIX when Brady's New England Patriots defeated Lynch and the Seattle Seahawks. That game was decided on an infamous goal-line interception after Seattle opted to pass rather than continue handing the ball off to Lynch.
Although Lynch did not end up returning for the 2020 campaign, Brady went on to capture his seventh Super Bowl title during his first season in Tampa Bay.
When asked if he has any franchises on his radar for a potential 2021 comeback, Lynch said, "I think that time has passed me."
The five-time Pro Bowl running back, who earned the nickname "Beast Mode" due to his physical running style, accumulated 10,413 rushing yards over his career.