That did not take long. Tom Brady announced today that he will come out of retirement and play quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next season. The “GOAT” of football spent less than two months retired before deciding to come back for another season of playing football. Tampa did not seriously pursue a quarterback thus far in the offseason and now it seems clear that the decision was a good one. The announcement came just before the 2022 NFL free agency period can begin.
These past two months I’ve realized my place is still on the field and not in the stands. That time will come. But it’s not now. I love my teammates, and I love my supportive family. They make it all possible. I’m coming back for my 23rd season in Tampa. Unfinished business LFG pic.twitter.com/U0yhRKVKVm
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) March 13, 2022
Tom Brady has many accomplishments and almost too many to name here. That being said he is the NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards and passing touchdowns. He is also of course an NFL record seven-time Super Bowl Champion. Brady was also selected to 15 Pro Bowl teams and is a three-time NFL All-Pro. He ended last season with a last-second divisional-round loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
Tom Brady last’s nine seasons:
2013: Lose playoff game
2014: Win Super Bowl
2015: Lose playoff game
2016: Win Super Bowl
2017: Lose playoff game
2018: Win Super Bowl
2019: Lose playoff game
2020: Win Super Bowl
2021: Lose playoff game
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 14, 2022
Ending his career on a playoff loss felt like an odd thing for someone as competitive as Tom Brady. He also always said he felt like he’d retire when he felt he wasn’t good anymore. There still clearly seems to be plenty left in the tank and football fans will get at least one more season.