“… That’s It For Me”: Tom Brady’s Solemn Vow On Retirement Breaks All Hopes Of Fans

Published 12/28/2022, 10:00 AM EST
October 08, 2020: Chicago, Illinois, U.S. – Buccaneers Quarterback 12 Tom Brady warms up during the NFL, American Football Herren, USA Game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Chicago Bears at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL. Photographer: Chicago United States of America – ZUMAc04_ 20201008_zaf_c04_044 Copyright: xMikexWulfx

Following the 2019 season, Tom Brady shocked the NFL world by hitting the free agency. While a then 43-year-old QB was not the first choice by the Patriots and Bill Belichick for a long-term deal. TB12 decided to bet on himself and signed a multiyear deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Two seasons and 1 Super Bowl later, the player finally announced his retirement earlier this year. However, it was not the end of the story. 40 days later, he came back from his brief retirement and joined up with the Bucs. Now, looking back at the experience, Brady has definitely learned his lesson.

After their Christmas day victory over the Arizona Cardinals, the 45-year-old QB talked to Jim Gray on their Podcast Let’s Go! When Gray asked the athlete about his next un-retirement, he only had one reply. “Well, I think next time I decide to retire, that’s it for me,” added Brady. “whenever that day comes, we’ll figure it out.”

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The seven-time Super Bowl explained that he has learned a few things after last year. “I think what I really realized last year was you got to be really sure to do that, And for me, you know, a lot of people have kind of gone through this situation… I’m going to take my time whenever that time does come.” Brady said. For now, he is more focused on the job at hand. With two weeks remaining, the Bucs are just inches away from the playoffs.

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Tom Brady can help the Bucs clinch the play-off this Sunday

After winning their matchup against the Cardinals, the Buccaneers are all set for a playoff berth. This Sunday, they will be hosting the Carolina Panthers for the penultimate game of the regular season. The added incentive for them to win will be the fact that they can clinch the NFC South division title.

American Football – NFL – Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Seattle Seahawks – Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany – November 13, 2022 Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Tom Brady reacts REUTERS/Andreas Gebert

But the Panthers will not make the game any easy for the hosts. The cats have won 3 of their last 4 games and have now started to look extremely dangerous. Especially with their rushing offense. Although the Buccaneers have decent run defense, they haven’t looked as sharp as they used to for the past couple of seasons. Tom Brady and the offense will definitely have a tough game on Sunday.

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Avinash Singh

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Avinash Singh is an NFL author for EssentiallySports. He has honors in Economics from Amity University, Noida. His favorite player is Tom Brady, as he credits the GOAT and his story for making him a fan of the sport.

Edited By: Gurjyot Singh Dadial

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