« I just love the competition », says Tom Brady, out of retirement
The love of the game and competition: these are the reasons given by Tom Brady to explain why he postponed the time of retirement once again, at 44 years old. A month ago, the living NFL legend reversed his decision to hang up, just forty days after announcing it.
“I knew my body, physically, could still do what it could, and obviously I love the game, I think I always will love the game, indicates the Tampa Bay quarterback in an interview with the American media ESPN. I really believe that, physically, I can do it. I just felt that I still had my place on the pitch. »
“I wanted to give me and my teammates one last chance to accomplish something that we would all be very proud of”
And, after spending time with his wife and children, after chatting with his mentor Bruce Arias, he was still tickled by the elimination of the Buccaneers, defending champions, in the second round of the play-offs against the Los Angeles Rams (27-30), future champions.
« At the end of the day, I just love the competition on the pitch, he said. And last year was a pretty bitter end to the season. You have to correct a lot of things to improve and put yourself in a better position to succeed. I know I don’t have much left, really. I know that I am at the end of my career. […] But I wanted to give me and my teammates one last chance to accomplish something that we would all be very proud of. »