Tom Brady called off his retirement last month, and his decision was backed by his family and fans alike. The 44-year-old seven-time Super Bowl champion shed some light on what caused the change of heart.
Brady recently spoke to ESPN, going into details about his return and his football future with Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He said that he felt like he had a place on the field despite announcing retirement.
“I knew my body, physically, could still do what it could do and obviously I have a love for the game, I think I’ll always have a love for the game. I do think physically I’ll be able to do it. I just felt like there was still a place for me on the field.”
Buccaneer’s last season ended with a loss to a 30-27 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. This triggered his thought to come out of retirement, which he announced at the very start of February.
“At the end of the day, I just love the competition on the field. And last year was a very bitter ending to a season and we’ve got to make a lot of corrections to try to improve and put ourselves in a better position to succeed moving forward.”
Brady announced in March that he is returning to Buccaneers for 23rd NFL season. Fans are incredibly excited to see him back on the field. However, the NFL star is uncertain how much longer he is going to play football. Guess we will find out as the time passes.
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