“And I Made This Mistake – Is Not to Decide the Future”: Tom Brady’s Futuristic Prediction on Life After Retirement Is a Savage Response to Concerned Aaron Rodgers

Published 01/23/2023, 9:45 AM EST
Jan 1, 2023; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) gets pumped up prior to the game against the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports | Reuters

Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers have had one of the most famous rivalries in professional football. The two legends of the game have often seen each other at the top of the final standings of the NFL. 

But this year is different. This year, both the legends get to watch the rest of the playoffs from the confines of their couch as both Brady’s Buccaneers and RodgersPackers saw their seasons come to an early end. As both the legendary QBs sit at home to reminisce about what could’ve been, they’re joined in a common dilemma. Do they continue the slog of the NFL, or do they call curtains on two of the most decorated careers in football?  

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Tom Brady gives out predictions of his and Aaron Rodgers’ future 

Tom Brady is not necessarily a man of many words. But he certainly had some wise words to say on his SiriusXM podcast, Let’s Go! , when confronted with the possibility of retiring. Host Jim Gray asked Brady about Rodgers’ future following the Packers regular season exit. 

“I think the most important thing is the day after the season, And I made this mistake — is not to decide the future.” Brady said on the podcast.

FOXBOROUGH, MA – NOVEMBER 04: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots talks with Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers after the Patriots defeated the Packers 31-17 at Gillette Stadium on November 4, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

The top story across the NFL remains the status of Brady and Rodgers going into next season. Reports about the two retiring have been all over the internet. How accurate those reports are is yet to be seen. But Brady’s response on his podcast served as a warning bell for Rodgers’, to not make a hasty decision.  

If Brady were to choose to abide by his own words, we shall have a long wait before Brady finally makes a decision about his own future. If so, Brady might decide to feel his way through the offseason, and perhaps chart out a return next year. 

The Buccaneers have a messy offseason coming up

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The Bucs top priority remains the status of Tom Brady. They have a lot of offseason moves to look at. But with the salary cap structure for Brady’s contract, they need decisions on Brady’s future, and they need them quick. As Ian Rapoport for NFL.com revealed“The Bucs’ situation changes dramatically if Brady opts not to return to Tampa… [they] will incur a $35.1-million cap hit when his contract automatically voids on March 15 — the second-largest cap hit in NFL history if it remains untouched.” 

Jan 8, 2023; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) on the sideline against the Atlanta Falcons in the third quarter at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports | Reuters

Having already fired OC Byron Leftwich, the Bucs have already begun their offseason revamp. With the oldest roster in the NFL this season, the Bucs need a major overhaul for the team to be able to return to contention. Plus, without a roster overhaul, and a competent new team and coaching staff, the chances of Brady even considering a return to Tampa Bay is next to none. 

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A long summer is set to come for Brady and the Bucs. We can’t wait to see how it eventually plays out!

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Armaan Gupta

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