Just over a month after announcing his retirement, quarterback Tom Brady announced Sunday he will return to play for his 23rd season and do so “in Tampa.”
Hours later, the team would release a statement:
“We are thrilled that Tom has decided to come back this season,” Tampa Bay general manager Jason Licht said in a statement. “We said we would leave all options open for him should he reconsider his retirement and today’s announcement is something we have been preparing for in recent days. Bruce and I have had plenty of conversations with Tom recently that led us to believe there was a realistic chance he would want to come back. Tom is the greatest quarterback of all time who is still playing at an elite level. With this decision now made, we will continue to move forward with our offseason plans to reload this roster for another championship run.”
Days after Brady’s retirement plans were reported, the longtime Patriots and Bucs QB announced his retirement via social media on Feb. 1st, but not many believe that he would actually stay retired.
Brady’s retirement ended up lasting all of 40 days.
At 44, Brady led the NFL in 2021 with 5,316 yards passing and 43 touchdown passes — each of them also Bucs franchise records.
Brady and the Buccaneers’ first season together ended with a Super Bowl triumph while the second one fell just short in the Divisional Round against the Los Angeles Rams.
The G.O.A.T is coming back in 2022.
WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.