Tom Brady Makes Thoughts on Eventual Retirement Very Clear
Tom Brady made waves at the end of the 2022 NFL season when he announced his retirement, only to reverse course and reveal that he was returning to the Buccaneers for another year. With the end of the year fast approaching, the football world is eagerly awaiting the next offseason.
“Well I think next time that I decide to retire, it’s it for myself,” Brady laughed. “So whenever that day comes, we’ll figure it out.”
Gray then followed up more seriously, asking Brady whether he could seriously contemplate retiring while in the middle of his 23rd NFL season.
“I really don’t,” the 45-year-old quarterback replied. “I think that’s what I realized. You have to be sure to do this.
“I know that this has happened to many people. I’m going to take my time whenever that time does come.”
Brady’s return to Tampa Bay in 2022 hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing. The Bucs have not been able to match the success of the seven-time Super Bowl champ’s previous two seasons, but they are still at the top of the NFC South at 8-8 with two games remaining.
As for Brady, his 23rd season doesn’t match up statistically with some of his great past years. Still, through 15 games he’s racked up 4,178 passing yards, 21 touchdowns and just nine interceptions, while completing 66% of his passes. The Buccaneers will be looking to continue the momentum against the 6-9 Panthers in New Year’s Day after their overtime win over the Cardinals.
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