To retire or not to retire, that is the question.
Quarterback for the Tampa Bay Bucaneers, Tom Brady, has announced he is coming back to the field and will not be retiring like previously stated.
Just over a month after his retirement announcement, Brady announced he will return for a 23rd season of NFL football, and he will do that in Tampa.
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
“Brady’s retirement ended up lasting all of 40 days — though it was never official as it never came across the league transaction wire. He remains under contract with Tampa Bay,” reported Nfl.com
“It’s a placeholder year worth about $10.4 million,” Tom Pelissero of NFL network reported.
“Pelissero added it makes sense for the Bucs to repeat what they did ahead of the 2021 season and add a year to Brady’s contract in which he would be paid among the NFL’s top quarterbacks,” reports NFL.com.
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) March 13, 2022
“Total excitement,” Bucs head coach Bruce Arians said in a text to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.
“Tom Brady loves to play football as much as anyone I have ever been around,” Arians said. “As Tom said, his place right now is on the football field. He is still playing at a championship level and was as productive as anyone in the league last season. We are ecstatic that he decided to continue playing and working toward winning another championship.”
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