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6’1 284LBS Aaron Donald Reminds Tom Brady What Makes His Retirement So Permanent This Time

Published 06/03/2023, 10:45 AM EDT

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As a retired NFL player, Tom Brady is eager to see the younger generation carry forward the tradition of greatness. Brady, with his 23-year career, has won seven Super Bowls and shattered several passing records. However, behind his remarkable achievements lies a harsh reality: the physical toll of playing in the NFL.

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Brady openly shared the reasons behind his choice to retire whi-le still at the top of his game. He expressed his emotions regarding stepping away from the sport that he deeply adores. Also disclosed a player’s name whom he’s relieved he won’t have to face on the field again.

What Aaron Donald Reminds Tom Brady?


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During a recent interview, Jeremy Schaap from ESPN asked Tom Brady how he expects to feel as the upcoming season draws near. Tom was ready to explain why his retirement this time feels so permanent. He even expressed relief that he won’t have to face the likes of Aaron Donald, who weighs 284lbs and stands at 6’1″. Tom highlighted the fact that he won’t have to deal with players who are paid a substantial amount of money to hit and knock him to the ground.

What Brady said: “[Feel] Relieved. I won’t have Aaron Donald trying to chase me down and knock me out. I won’t have these guys that would have gotten paid a lot of money to hit me and knock me on the ground.”


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Throughout his 23-year career, Tom confesses that he has been sacked more than any other NFL quarterback. While this record may be broken someday, he carries the physical marks of those challenges.

Despite the toll it has taken on his body, Tom acknowledged that he had an incredible experience playing the game. Now, he believes it’s time for others to step up, just as he witnessed his role models like Peyton Manning and Brett Favre retire.

Tom Brady’s retirement and comeback

The legendary QB had an illustrious career spanning 23 years in the NFL. Specifically, he won six of these triumphs while playing for the Patriots, and the other one came after he joined the Buccaneers. Despite his extraordinary achievements, Brady retired not once, but twice in his career.


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In his final announcement, he expressed he was stepping away from the game for good, as he could no longer dedicate the 100% competitive commitment that football demands.

Despite announcing his retirement last February, there have been rumors circulating that Tom Brady might continue playing for the Raiders in 2023. These rumors stem from several factors including his agreement to purchase a minority ownership stake in the team, his close relationship with coach Josh McDaniels, and his history of coming back after retiring in 2022.


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It is crucial to mention that Brady himself has unequivocally refuted these rumors and confidently declared that he will not make a comeback to football.

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Written by:

Mohammad Asif Ansari


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Mohammad Asif Ansari is an NFL writer at EssentiallySports, with a passion for bringing sports news to life through engaging content. As an ardent sports fan, Ansari likes to cover core sports angles. His latest article, “Dallas Cowboys Reportedly Making It Difficult for Aaron Rodgers to Pursue His Dream Team” got a hoard of interested sports readers.
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