Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were eliminated from the NFL Playoffs last week and the talk surrounding his career started up almost immediately.
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, sources around Brady believe that he is indeed getting set to finally retire.
That announcement could be coming in the next few days.
Brady said on his Let’s Go Podcast that he enjoys playing football, but he’s also enjoying watching his kids grow up, which will play a factor in any potential retirement decision he makes: “Playing football I get so much joy from. I love it. But not playing football, there’s a lot of joy in that for me also now, too, with my kids getting older and seeing them develop and grow. So all these things need to be considered and they will be.”
Brady said his family will play an influential role in his next steps: “I said this a few years ago, it’s what relationships are all about. It’s not always what I want. It’s what we want as a family. And I’m gonna spend a lot of time with them and figure out in the future what’s next.”
Brady explained that his duties as a father and a husband will take precedent over furthering his playing career: “It pains her to see me get hit out there. And she deserves what she needs from me as a husband and my kids deserve what they need from me as a dad.”
This decision would certainly put the Tampa Bay Bucs squarely out of the Super Bowl conversation for the next coming years.