Tom Brady to Enter the Final Season of His Career in 2022 as Per NFL Reporter

Published 05/14/2022, 3:16 PM EDT
GLENDALE, AZ – FEBRUARY 01: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 to win Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Tom Brady is now staring at his 23rd season in the NFL. Though, at one point the possibility of that seemed bleak, his surprising return from a 40-day retirement lit up the NFL flames once again. It was going all when until he signed a lucrative contract with broadcaster FOX. His signing has once again stirred the conversation about his possibility to retire after the 2022 season.

Many believe that this might just be his last dance, and so does the Miami Dolphins reporter Omar Kelly. However, it is not just any opinion coming out of thin air. He has sound reasoning behind his belief which might just make many wonder if it’s in fact the case.

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Omar Kelly believes 2022 to be the last dance for Brady

“I do. When you have $37M a year waiting for you to talk about football instead of playing it why continue to put your body in harms way,” Kelly replied to a question on whether he thought Tom Brady would retire after the 2022 season.

It is hard to swallow that a quarterback who had long endorsed his longevity would retire after 23 years in the league. But the reason given by Kelly carries some weight to it.

Can Tom Brady retire after the 2022 season?

Now that Tom Brady has signed a 10-year contract worth a whopping $375 million with FOX, it might not be surprising to see the seven-time Super Bowl champion hang his cleats for good though he can take time to retire as per his contract. This deal has made him the highest-paid NFL analyst in sportscasting history with a $37.5 million average annual salary.

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Although his bizarrely successful NFL career extended for more than two decades, he has only earned a total of $333 million by signing franchise contracts. With that perspective, it might just be a safe bet for Brady if he chooses to enter the world of broadcasting instead.

TAMPA, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 07: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signals after winning Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium on February 07, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

By making such a decision, he would be at an arm’s length from getting harmed, which his wife Gisele Bundchen would love to see. With that said, one can easily suspect this to be the last season of Tom Brady.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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