Tom Brady on his possible NFL retirement: “The reflection is still ongoing”
The Tom Brady retirement saga, launched on Saturday by ESPN, is arguably far from over. On Monday, speaking for the first time in person as part of his « Let’s Go » podcast, the greatest player in NFL history (7 league titles with New England then Tampa Bay) reiterated what his agent said this weekend: “The reflection is still in progress” as for a possible end to a rich career of 22 seasons at the highest level (20 at the Patriots and 2 at the Buccaneers for the moment).
“Sometimes it takes time to assess how you feel and what you want to do, detailed the 44-year-old. I think when the time is right I’ll be ready to make a decision one way or the other like I said last week (after the elimination of Tampa Bay in the second round of the play-offs against the Los Angeles Rams). »
Brady also remained unclear in terms of timing. “I don’t know when it will come but I will know when it’s the right time. I’m lucky to have been able to play for so long and to see how things went in the last part of my career. I understand that there is interest to know if I will continue or stop but I will know when I know. I’m not going to jump to conclusions. »
Brady had long claimed he would play until the end of 2022 but changed his tune a few weeks ago. Several American media have also said that his desire not to overshadow the end of the NFL season (the Super Bowl takes place on February 13) would play a role in the timing of his announcement.