Despite what people say, Tom Brady hasn't made up his mind about leaving the NFL.
It's not true, but Tom Brady has told the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that he hasn't decided, two people who know the situation say. This comes after a lot of people said that Brady was retiring.
ESPN broke the news about Brady's retirement on Saturday, citing unnamed sources. Brady's health and wellness company sent out a tweet that said he was retiring. People around the world congratulated Brady on his career. But the tweet was later taken down, and Brady's agent, Don Yee, said that the 44-year-old quarterback would be the only person who could say what was going to happen to him.
Brady called Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht to say he hasn't made a decision, two people who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the conversations said. Brady hasn't made a decision.
Brady is a seven-time Super Bowl winner and the NFL's all-time passing leader, but he wants to spend more time with his wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, and their three children, even though he is still at the top of his game.
"7 Super Bowl rings." That's what the TB12sports Twitter account said after ESPN said that. There were five MVPs in the Super Bowl this year. 3 MVP awards for the league. Seasons: 22 Amazing Seasons. Thanks for everything. @TomBrady”
That post was taken down, and Yee said this: "I understand the speculation about Tom's future. There's no need to go into the accuracy or inaccuracy of what people say. Tom will be the only person who can say what he wants to say with 100% accuracy. This should happen soon, because he knows more about the football business and planning calendar than anyone else.
A few days after the Super Bowl in February, ESPN and NFL.com said that Brady plans to announce his retirement at some point after the game, and that Saturday's tweet was most likely sent by mistake.
Last Sunday, the Buccaneers lost at home to the LA Rams in the divisional round. Brady threw for 5,316 yards, 43 touchdowns, 48 completions and 719 attempts.
Brady won six Super Bowls with the New England Patriots when he played for coach Bill Belichick for 20 years, which is a lot. In 2020, he joined the Buccaneers. He led them to their second Super Bowl title in the history of the team.
If Brady played for a long time, he would be the all-time leader in yards and touchdowns (624). When he won more than five Super Bowls, he was named MVP of the game five times. He is the only player to do this more than five times.
Brady is widely thought to be the best quarterback in the history of the game. He won three NFL MVP awards, was a first-team All-Pro three times, and was chosen for the Pro Bowl 15 times. He had a record of 243-73 in the regular season and 35-12 in the playoffs, which means that he won a lot of games.
Every team that came out of Michigan didn't pick Brady. He was chosen by the Patriots in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL draft with the 199th overall pick. In 2001, he took over for Drew Bledsoe, who was hurt, and led New England to victory over the heavily favored Rams in the Super Bowl.
Following the 2003 and 2004 seasons, Brady led the Patriots to victory over the Panthers and the Eagles in Super Bowls in those years. Since then, no team has won the title again.
But New England didn't win another one for a decade. The Patriots lost to the New York Giants twice in the Super Bowl, including a 17-14 loss on February 3, 2008, that kept the Patriots from having a perfect season.
It was Malcolm Butler's interception at the goal line that helped the Patriots beat Seattle in the Super Bowl after the 2014 season. Brady got his fourth ring then.
It was two years later when he led the Patriots back from a 28-3 deficit in the third quarter against Atlanta to win the game in overtime.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady won his sixth championship with New England after they beat up the Rams at the end of the 2018 season. The Eagles and backup quarterback Nick Foles lost the next year.
In 2020, he joined the Buccaneers, a team that hadn't won a playoff game in 18 years. He started a winning culture for a team that hadn't been to the playoffs in that time. As a result, the Buccaneers became the first team to play in a Super Bowl in their own stadium. Brady had his old friend Rob Gronkowski with him. Brady, of course, won again.
Brady threw more touchdown passes in his 40s than in his 20s: 168, to be exact (147).
During his 20 years as a starter, Brady made the playoffs 19 times, won 18 division championships, went 10-4 in conference championships, and 7-3 in Super Bowls. It happened eight times in his last 10 years.
On September 30, 2001, Brady started his first game. Since then, he's been in charge of every game except for when he broke his knee in Week 1 of 2008 and when he was suspended for the first four games of 2016 because of the deflated football scandal.
Patriot Way and Belichick kept Brady from being himself in New England. In the Florida sun, Brady's personality came out more than ever. He was friendly, interesting, and fun, and he used social media to show off his wit while promoting his brands.
Brady, who may have been a little drunk, threw the Lombardi Trophy from one boat to tight end Cameron Brate on another.
Brady, who is known for his work ethic, intense exercise, and strict nutrition plan, made a joke about congratulating Ben Roethlisberger on his retirement this week.
Brady said: "Ben never used the TB12 Method. He used the "Throw Some Ice On It" method the whole time, and he was an all-time great with 6 Pro Bowls and two Super Bowls." There are many ways to make a cake!