Undoubtedly, Tom Brady is one of the best football players in sport history. Brady’s time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has always been a hotly debated subject, and after the Buccaneers’ humiliating defeat to the Dallas Cowboys, it came in for fresh criticism.
Tom Brady declined to discuss his future in more detail. However, the illustrious quarterback gave the reporters for the Buccaneers what appeared to be a farewell message as he wrapped up his news conference.
Of course, Brady may simply have thanked the media for yet another season of coverage, but the tone of the remarks has sparked a lot of conjecture on social media. Jordan Schultz of The Score reproduced the comments inquiring as to whether Brady had just bid adieu to Tampa by delivering what appeared to be a parting note to the Buccaneers media. He said during his January 16, 2023 postgame press conference.
“I just want to say thank you guys for everything this year, I really appreciate all your effort. I know it’s hard for you guys too. It’s hard for us players to make it through [the season]. You guys got a tough job. I appreciate all that you guys do to cover us and everyone who watches and is a big fan of the sport.”
“We’re very grateful for everyone’s support. I love this organization. It’s a great place to be. Thank you everybody for welcoming me. And [to] all you regulars, just very grateful for the respect, and I hope I gave the same thing back to you guys. So, thank you very much. Appreciate it.”
On March 13, Brady can formally start talking to teams as a free agent, and a stipulation in his contract forbids the Buccaneers from putting the franchise tag on the seven-time Super Bowl champion. The legendary quarterback of the NFL might possibly decide to retire and start a new career as a Fox commentator, but would he want to cap off his career with a season marked by such erratic play, as was once again on display during the discouraging defeat to the Cowboys. We’ll have to wait and see.
Tampa Bay finds itself in less than ideal circumstances if Brady decides not to return to the Buccaneers, since the franchise has invested much in assembling a group around the superstar for each of the previous three seasons. The Buccaneers’ anticipated salary cap overage of more over $42 million this summer reflects this. Stay tuned to ThirstyForNews for more.
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