Tom Brady plays the watch. The NFL superstar, “still in the thinking phase“, assured that he had not yet decided whether he was going to retire or continue his prodigious career at 44, in a recording broadcast Monday January 31 on his podcast.
“Sometimes it takes a little time to really assess how you feel and what you want to do. I think when the time is right, I’ll be ready to make any decision“Brady said on his “Let’s Go” podcast.
Here is part one of Tom Brady’s ‘Let’s Go! Podcast’ appearance addressing his retirement decision. pic.twitter.com/Lz0K28UI6c
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“I will know when the time is right. I’m lucky to have played for so long. As things progress in my career…there is a lot of interest in when I’m going to stop playing. I understand. I will know, when I find out. I won’t rush“, he added.
On Saturday, the world of American football was turned upside down after ESPN reported the retirement of the man who is considered the greatest player in NFL history, with a track record (winning seven Super Bowls) and longevity (22 years in the field), exceptional. “JI am responsible for what I say and do, and not responsible for what others say or do. For me it’s literally day to day, trying to make a big decision for me and my family.“Brady explained.
According to ESPN, which maintains with certainty that the quarterback will hang up his gloves and his helmet, he did not however intend to make the official announcement, so as not to overshadow the current play-offs. , nor at the Super Bowl on February 13 in Los Angeles. “There were some very important matches this weekend and I know how hard these players are working to prepare for them. I was a little disappointed that this would interfere with what is happening in the NFL right now. The focus should be on those big matches“, indeed confided the one who may have played his last on January 23, lost to the Rams, in the conference semi-finals.
“I was trying to enjoy a good weekend. It didn’t, because my phone worked a lot, but that’s part of the situation I’m in.“, he concluded, assuring to appreciate “relax“after the season, although he obviously would have”preferred to still be playing“.
If he were to end his career, the NFL would lose its greatest player: six championship rings in twenty seasons played with the New England Patriots, one last in 2021 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Man of all records, Brady – designated five times MVP of the Super Bowl and three times of the regular season – has in particular that of the number of successful touchdowns (624), passing yards covered (84,520) and victories in seasons regular (243).