Brady signed a one-year, $15 million contract with the Bucs this offseason, so he’d be free to sign with any team in 2023 free agency.
He retired this past offseason but 40 days later, he would make his return. Brady’s first season post-unretirement hasn’t gone the way the NFL superstar expected it to, but his passion for the game might be enough to keep him around for longer than just this season.
Now that he is free from marriage after a divorce from Gisele Bundchen, it now begs the question of if he’ll play another season.
During Monday’s episode of Brady’s SiriusXM podcast Let’s Go! with Tom Brady, Larry Fitzgerald and Jim Gray, his co-host asked if he would “at least be back” next year before bringing up “the 18-game portion of that win streak.” In response, the 45-year-old athlete cracked a joke, “That’s right, that’s right. I’m on borrowed time anyway, so.”
Brady would add he “loves competing still,” his plans for the future are “day-to-day, game-to-game at this point.” Brady said he’s “just focused on what we need to do to improve this week and go out and practice.”
The seven-time Super Bowl champion, for now, has his full focus on helping the current team win some games and while putting in the behind-the-scenes is what he’s “always enjoyed about football” throughout his legendary career.
“I love the sport, so I love the preparation for it. I love seeing us improve and get better. And I think there’s definitely things on the practice field that have improved,” Brady said.
Following a two-game winning streak, as they headed into their bye week that put them at .500 for the year, the team would go out and blow a fourth-quarter lead to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday that put them under .500 once again.
However, the NFC South has been so bad in 2022 that the Bucs are still in first place.
When asked if he had any regrets about returning to the league, Brady responded, “Zero, no. Definitely not.”
Brady and the Buccaneers will meet the New Orleans Saints on Monday, Dec. 5th in Tampa Bay.