After a retirement rumor went super viral on Saturday, Tom Brady is making his first public comments to address the matter.
On Monday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB addressed the reports that he’s set to retire from the NFL after 22 seasons on his “Let’s Go” podcast.
“It was a good week for me. I’m just still going through the process that I said I was going through,” Brady said, per Zack Cox. “I think when the time’s right, I’ll be ready to make a decision one way or another.”
Brady added that he understood the current media landscape and people wanting to get ahead of the news.
“We’re in such an era of information and people want to be in front of the news often. I totally understand that. I understand that’s the environment we’re in. I think for me, it’s just literally day to day with me,” Brady said, per Adam Schefter.
When it comes to his decision, Brady said he’s still going through that process at this time.
“I’m still going through the process I said I was going through. I think when the time is right, I’ll be able to make a decision one way or the other,” Brady said, per Rick Stroud.
When asked if these reports could motivate him to play another season
“My motivation for playing football is to win and be successful,” Brady responded, per Greg Auman.
If he does hang it up, the 44-year-old ends his career with 84,250 yards, 624 touchdowns, 203 interceptions while completing 64.2 percent of his passes. The undisputed greatest QB in NFL history was a seven-time Super Bowl champion, a five-time Super Bowl MVP, a three-time MVP, 15-time Pro Bowler and made six All-Pro teams in his career.