Many experts, analysts, and even fans knew Tom Brady would eventually come out of retirement, but nobody had a clue it would come less than two months after he announced his retirement.
Just 40 days after he said he was done with the National Football League, Tom Brady shook up the world when he said he was not only coming back, but doing so with the Tampa Bay Bucs for a 3rd season with the franchise.
“These past two months I’ve realized my place is still on the field and not in the stands. That time will come. But it’s not now,” Brady wrote. “I love my teammates, and I love my supportive family. They make it all possible. I’m coming back for my 23rd season in Tampa. Unfinished business LFG.”
That same night, Brady’s ex-girlfriend and baby mama reacted to the quarterback’s return to football.
“Thank God,” Moynahan tweeted. “I had no idea what I was going to do with my Sundays. Congratulations [Tom Brady], so proud of you!”
Brady, who won his seventh Super Bowl in 2021 — his first with the Buccaneers — was bounced from the playoffs in January by the now-champion Rams.
That feeling clearly left a bitter taste in his mouth, and now he would like to get his squad back into the postseason to get some revenge. We all know what Tom Brady is like when he has a chip on his shoulder.
In the weeks following the game, Brady revealed in a lengthy social media statement that he was calling it a career after 22 seasons.
“I have always believed the sport of football is an ‘all-in’ proposition — if a 100% competitive commitment isn’t there, you won’t succeed, and success is what I love so much about our game. There is a physical, mental, and emotional challenge EVERY single day that has allowed me to maximize my highest potential. And I have tried my very best these past 22 years. There are no shortcuts to success on the field or in life,” he wrote in early February.
“This is difficult for me to write, but here it goes: I am not going to make that competitive commitment anymore. I have loved my NFL career, and now it is time to focus my time and energy on other things that require my attention.”
Brady and Bündchen have been married since 2009 and are parents to daughter Vivian, 9, and son Benjamin, 12. The former Patriots quarterback also shares 14-year-old son Jack with his ex, Bridget Moynahan.
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