First, ESPN and the Boston Globe reported on Tom Brady’s retirement. The National Football League also said goodbye to the superstar on Twitter. But the farewell seems anything but fixed. Brady contacted the Tampa Bay Buccaneers manager. The quarterback told the manager he hasn’t made a final decision on his future yet.
“I’m trying to evaluate everything well and make a very good decision for my family,” Brady explained. On Saturday, ESPN reported, citing anonymous sources, that the decision had been made and the “Bucs” quarterback would end his career. Numerous colleagues, the NFL itself and even one of his companies then congratulated him on his outstanding career with seven Super Bowl victories. “I was trying to have a nice weekend but it didn’t quite work out, my phone was pretty busy,” Brady said.
Tom Brady has shaped the National Football League (NFL) for 22 years. This season he still showed strong performances despite falling out in the play-off quarterfinals. Tampa Bay lost to the Los Angeles Rams on January 23 in the NFC Divisional Round. He has one more season under contract with the Buccaneers. He is aware that his decision will affect many people, Brady said on the podcast. “If I know then I know and if I don’t know I don’t know yet. I will not be pressured into making a decision.”
The playmaker expressed his regret that Saturday’s news took away attention from Sunday’s two play-off games. There, the Los Angeles Rams surprisingly won against the San Francisco 49ers and the Cincinnati Bengals against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Rams and Bengals will now play for the championship in the Super Bowl on February 13th.