May 18, 2022

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Bucs Would Be Surprised If Tom Brady Did Not Retire

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With his 22nd season in the books, many are keeping a close eye on Tom Brady and what his decision about his future in the league might be. It would be a hard pill to swallow if Tom Brady hung up his cleats for good, but it is looming and may be close at hand.

During the Divisional Playoff post-game address, Brady did broach the subject of retirement. Although he states that he hasn’t put a lot of thought into it, he has over the years stated the reason why he would call it quits: “Family.” Family would be the number one reason he would stop playing football.

Brady let everyone into the reason for why he would retire on his Let’s Go Podcast, and his family would have the biggest impact.

“I think as I’ve gotten older, I think the best part is, is football is extremely important in my life, and it means a lot to me, and I care a lot about what we’re trying to accomplish as a team, and I care a lot about my teammates. The biggest difference now that I’m older is I have kids now, too, you know, and I care about them a lot as well. They’ve been my biggest supporters. My wife is my biggest supporter. It pains her to see me get hit out there. And she deserves what she needs from me as a husband, and my kids deserve what they need from me as a dad. I’m gonna spend some time with them and give them what they need, ’cause they’ve really been giving me what I need the last six months to do what I love to do. I said this a few years ago; it’s what relationships are all about. It’s not always what I want. It’s what we want as a family. And I’m gonna spend a lot of time with them and figure out in the future what’s next.”

With virtually nothing left to prove, there is no reason for Tom Brady to continue playing other than to appease his own competitive nature.

If you listen to what he is saying on the Let’s Go Podcast, retiring seems to be something the GOAT may just be considering.

Skip Bayless shared with Shannon Sharpe on Undisputed that he was told by someone within the organization that they would be surprised if Tom Brady played for the team for the 2022 season. There’s no doubt that Skip was told this by someone in the organization but does this mean he will retire or maybe play for another team? Brady is still under contract until 2023 with a no-trade clause, which only means that he controls the trade scenario, not the team. Not saying this is the case, but it too is a possible scenario: one that I believe is not going to be the case. I believe his wife Gisele will finally have her way.

There’s no secret that Gisele has tried time and time again to retire the GOAT and failed in doing so. Following the Super LV, word came out that Giselle wanted him to retire. “What more do you have to prove?”. Tom Brady doesn’t need to prove anything to continue playing, as the only reason he still plays is due to the fact that he loves the game. He has football left in him; there is no doubt. He has joked that he can play until he’s 50, and I certainly believe that. But Brady has 3 children between the ages of 9 and 14, and the love for his children and spending time with them may just be what sways his decision. Football is important to Tom Brady, but the way he has been talking lately, family is more important to him.

With his 22nd season in the books, many are keeping a close eye on Tom Brady and what his decision about his future in the league might be. It would be a tough pill to swallow if Tom Brady hung up his cleats for good, but it is looming and may be close at hand.

During the Divisional Playoff post-game address, Brady did broach the subject of retirement. Although he states that he hasn’t put a lot of thought into it, he has over the years stated the reason why he would call it quits: “Family.” Family would be the number one reason he would stop playing football.

Brady let everyone into the reason for why he would retire on his Let’s Go Podcast, and his family would have the biggest impact.

“I think as I’ve gotten older, I think the best part is, is football is extremely important in my life, and it means a lot to me, and I care a lot about what we’re trying to accomplish as a team, and I care a lot about my teammates. The biggest difference now that I’m older is I have kids now, too, you know, and I care about them a lot as well. They’ve been my biggest supporters. My wife is my biggest supporter. It pains her to see me get hit out there. And she deserves what she needs from me as a husband, and my kids deserve what they need from me as a dad. I’m gonna spend some time with them and give them what they need, ’cause they’ve really been giving me what I need the last six months to do what I love to do. I said this a few years ago; it’s what relationships are all about. It’s not always what I want. It’s what we want as a family. And I’m gonna spend a lot of time with them and figure out in the future what’s next.”

With virtually nothing left to prove, there is no reason for Tom Brady to continue playing other than to appease his own competitive nature.

If you listen to what he is saying on the Let’s Go Podcast, retiring seems to be something the GOAT may just be considering.

Skip Bayless shared with Shannon Sharpe on Undisputed that he was told by someone within the organization that they would be surprised if Tom Brady played for the team for the 2022 season. There’s no doubt that Skip was told this by someone in the organization but does this mean he will retire or maybe play for another team? Brady is still under contract until 2023 with a no-trade clause, which only means that he controls the trade scenario, not the team. Not saying this is the case, but it too is a possible scenario: one that I believe is not going to be the case. I believe his wife Gisele will finally have her way.

There’s no secret that Gisele has tried time and time again to retire the GOAT and failed in doing so. Following the Super LV, word came out that Gisele wanted him to retire. “What more do you have to prove?”. Tom Brady doesn’t need to prove anything to continue playing, as the only reason he still plays is due to the fact that he loves the game. He has football left in him; there is no doubt. He has joked that he can play until he’s 50, and I certainly believe that. But Brady has 3 children between the ages of 9 and 14, and the love for his children and spending time with them may just be what sways his decision. Football is important to Tom Brady, but the way he has been talking lately, his family seems to be more important to him.