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Tom Brady’s eventual retirement and rumors surrounding it’ll be a significant storyline until he leaves the overall game once and for all, and the 45-year-old quarterback addressed that Monday on the most recent bout of his Let’s Go! podcast with Jim Gray.
While NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that the 2022 campaign “is likely to be his final season in the NFL,” Brady wasn’t as definitive:
“I believe for me personally, I’m just gonna go on it daily. I’ll evaluate everything since it comes. One of these brilliant days, they’re gonna be right. I’ll say that. Among the days, in the event that you make enough predictions etc, and I believe we’ve all sort of discussed the predictions which have not become a reality. But I believe for me, the opportunity to play and love what I’m doing in Year 23 with a fresh band of teammates and an extremely committed team, it is fun for me personally. And I still enjoy Personally i think the joy. Personally i think the happiness. Personally i think the camaraderie.”
On the field, Brady appears like he might have the ability to play until he’s 50.
All he did last season was lead the Buccaneers to the NFC South crown while completing 67.5 percent of his passes for 5,316 yards and 43 touchdowns with six interceptions. Nobody in the NFL threw for more yards or touchdowns, though he fell lacking what could have been the fourth MVP of his illustrious career.
Yet this offseason was different. Brady retired, unretired and left the Buccaneers for 11 days during training camp in a move that has been met with a lot of scrutiny.
Addititionally there is quite the retirement plan looking forward to him: He agreed to a 10-year, $375 million cope with Fox to donate to the network’s NFL coverage when his playing days are behind him.
Yet Brady said he could be taking it 1 day at the same time, and his first day of the 2022 season ended with a 19-3 victory on the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. It had been definately not his best individual showing, as he finished 18-of-27 for 212 yards and something touchdown with one interception, however the outcome was never in doubt down the stretch.
Tampa Bay figures to become a Super Bowl contender so long as No. 12 is behind center.
Just how long he’ll remains to be observed.