- Tom Brady announced his return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for his 23rd NFL season on Sunday.
The retirement of Tom Brady lasted 40 days.
Brady announced on Sunday that he would return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for his 23rd NFL season.
On Twitter as well as Instagram, the seven-time Super Bowl champion announced his decision, stating that he has “unfinished business.”
“I’ve realized my place on the field is still on the field, not in the stands,” Brady wrote. “It will happen at some point. But that isn’t the case right now. I adore my teammates, as well as my loving family. They are the ones who make it all possible. I’m returning to Tampa for my 23rd season.”
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Following the 2020 season, Brady led the Buccaneers to a Super Bowl title and the NFC South title last season. During his 20 years with the New England Patriots, he won six Super Bowls with coach Bill Belichick.
Brady, 44, led the NFL in passing yards (5,316), touchdowns (43), completions (485), and attempts (719) in 2021; however, the Buccaneers lost in the divisional round at home to the Los Angeles Rams.
When Brady announced his retirement from the NFL on Feb. 1, he cited a wish to spend some time with his wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, as well as three kids. oThe day after attending Manchester United’s match against Tottenham Hotspur, he changed his opinion about staying at home. Brady sat with the Glazers, the owners of Manchester United, and the Buccaneers.
Many Hall of Fame players, along with Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, as well as Bob Cousy in the NBA, Brett Favre and also Reggie White in the NFL, and Guy Lafleur and Mario Lemieux in the NHL, returned to play after retiring.
The Buccaneers hope their star-tight end can help them win the Super Bowl. Rob Gronkowski is also back. Brady persuaded his pal to retire and join him in Tampa in 2020. Ali Marpet, a Pro Bowl guard, retired at 28. After receiving the franchise tag, wide receiver Chris Godwin has decided to stay.
Brady’s decision comes just days before the start of the NFL’s free agency period. Pro Bowl center Ryan Jensen, running back Leonard Fournette, linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul, defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, cornerback Carton Davis, safety Jordan Whitehead, Gronkowski, and others are among the Bucs’ key free agents.
Source: Global News
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