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Tom Brady said it himself, he’s not going to play in the NFL that much anymore.
During a rare media appearance last week Dan Patrick ShowTampa Bay Buccaneers starting quarterback Tom Brady admitted that retirement is very much on the horizon for him.
Brady is entering his 45-year season from Michigan this year. He would be his third in Tampa Bay uniform, and possibly his last as a professional. After briefly retiring in the wake of last post-season, Brady surprised everyone by becoming the leading football analyst waiting for FOX. He will be paired with Kevin Burkhardt in FOX’s No. 1 stand this season after retiring.
Brady has plenty to play for, but this quote suggests he is not in it for long.
“I had the appetite to compete and it’s soon gone,” Brady told Patrick on June 15.
Here is the clip of Brady’s whole from his performance onwards Dan Patrick Show last Wednesday.
Tom Brady mentions that retirement is fast approaching while he is on Dan Patrick
Brady’s great thing is that he apparently no longer has the unique drive to compete that he once had. He had a sensational season of 44 years. Since football is still very easy for him, it’s understandable to want to play out what looks to be the final year of his Buccaneers deal before he puts the tips on. A big hit from Aaron Donald can surely make Brady want to stop.
While it remains to be seen how good Brady will be in the FOX stand, he has been surprisingly amazing on social media since leaving the New England Patriots. Maybe this was his personality all along? There is a chance he could always have been so funny, but he had to suppress it while playing for the evil empire. Either way, Brady will only be as good at the FOX booth as he is critical.
Brady may be GOOD, but not everyone is comfortable calling players and coaches to a bad job from the stand up. He may have seen everything there is to know, from being to NFL production meetings in the best part of his adult life. However, there are no guarantees that Brady will be as good at calling games as he calls out, behind the line of scrimmage.
With probably one last great ride back in him, let’s enjoy Brady’s last NFL hurray while we can.