Wednesday will mark two weeks since Tom Brady announced his retirement from football following an illustrious 23-year career that will go unmatched.
Brady initially retired on Feb. 1 of last year, only to announce 40 days later that he was coming back for another season. The 45-year-old once again announced his retirement in a social media video, emphasizing that he’s definitely done this time.
The future Hall of Fame inductee will eventually join FOX Sports as an NFL analyst, though he recently revealed that it likely won’t be until fall 2024 at the earliest. So what Brady decides to do in his first year of retirement is anyone’s guess.
Brady seemed pretty firm on his decision, but his father is already worried about the emotional toll retirement may take on the seven-time Super Bowl champion.
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During an interview with Mark Leibovich of The Atlantic (h/t Jenna Lemoncelli of the New York Post), Tom Brady Sr. expressed concern about a giant “void” that will be left in his son’s life with his playing career now over:
“Nothing will ever replace the joy Tommy had playing in football games, hanging with teammates, and joshing around in the locker room…Somehow he’s going to have to find a substitute for that, just like every other guy has.”
Brady will have no shortage of options between now and the start of his career at FOX. He already has two production companies in 199 Productions and Religion of Sports. Most importantly, he’ll have plenty more time to spend with his family.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.