Newly Un-Retired Tom Brady Talks NFL Retirement Yet Again In ESPN Interview
“I know I’m at the end of my career. I wish you could go forever, but it’s just not and football comes at too high of a cost now.”
Tom Brady is already talking about his next retirement from football in a new interview with ESPN.
The widely-acknowledged GOAT of NFL quarterbacks–who recently announced his return to the Bucs after a 40-day retirement–said he knew he could play another season because “there was still a place for me on the field.”
Brady told ESPN that he still has what it takes–even while acknowledging that his permanent retirement is not far off.
“I know I don’t have a lot left, I really do,” said Brady, who will be 45 when the next NFL season starts. “I know I’m at the end of my career. I wish you could go forever, but it’s just not and football comes at too high of a cost now.
“My kids are getting older and it’s just getting harder and harder to miss these things. But, I wanted to give myself and my teammates and our organization another incredible opportunity to accomplish something that we’d all be very proud of.”
Inside Hook points out that Brady was apparently ready to join the Dolphins before his surprise return to the Bucs, a team that likely agreed to Brady’s desire to push out head coach Bruce Arians, who was replaced by former defensive coordinator Todd Bowles.
Brady made that mistake before and ended up losing out on an opportunity to join the Miami Dolphins in the AFC East, a move the seven-time Super Bowl winner was reportedly seriously interested in making.
That plan got derailed for a number of reasons, prompting Brady to elect to return to Tampa after the organization made the move to promote ex-defensive coordinator Todd Bowles to head coach following the (forced) retirement of former head coach Bruce Arians.
“I knew my body, physically, could still do what it could do and obviously I have a love for the game, I think I’ll always have a love for the game,” Brady said. Meanwhile, NFL fans can only wait and see how long it is until “Touchdown Tom” leaves the game for good.
In other Brady news, check out MaximBet’s take on how Brady’s return has scrambled Super Bowl and MVP odds.