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Tom Brady teases return to the NFL, saying ‘never say never’

Tom Brady teases return to the NFL, saying ‘never say never’

  • Patriots
  • Buccaneers
Feb 08
SW Creative
  • SportsWriters

Tom Brady, who spent 21 seasons in the NFL, discussed his post-retirement and brought up the discussion of returning to the NFL on his “Let’s Go!” podcast with co-host Jim Gray on Monday.

“I’m just going to take things as they come,” the seven-time Super Bowl champion said. “You never say never. At the same time, I feel very good about my decision.”

The possibility of Brady returning to the sport in the near future appears to be farfetched, especially since Brady feels good about his retirement. But, he adds, “At the same time … I feel very good about my decision. I don’t know how I’ll feel six months from now.”

Brady said he did not retire due to his ability to play, but because of “things outside of football.”

“As you get older, you experience things outside of this sport that demand attention and energy that football has always gotten,” he said. “… It just, in the end, felt like it was the right time to (retire).”

In his final season in the NFL, Brady completed 67.5 percent of his passes for a league-best 5,316 yards, 43 touchdowns, and six interceptions, and led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to NFC South title.

Although Tampa was unable to defend its Super Bowl title, losing to the Los Angeles Rams in the divisional round, Brady managed to secure resume-worthy achievements in his career, including seven Lombardi trophies, five Super Bowl MVPs, three league MVPs, and 15 Pro Bowl appearances.

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