Tom Brady is headed back to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and his dad is sharing why the quarterback decided to ditch retirement.
Well, Tom Brady’s retirement was brief, to say the least.
It also was something that dominated headlines and made everyone wonder what the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were going to do at quarterback. Well, Brady is back to being in the news cycle and the Buccaneers have a quarterback again. Brady isn’t retired anymore. He’s going to play football for the Buccaneers this year.
Apparently, Brady may not have been ready to retire in the first place. According to a tweet from Dan Hausle of WHDH, Brady’s father indicated that the quarterback wasn’t necessarily ready to retire when he did.
As Hausle tweets, Brady’s father said his son was “pressured by outside forces,” which is a pretty vague and also ominous way of explaining that the quarterback didn’t exactly want to retire right then and there.
Tom Brady unretires: Tom Brady’s dad shares why the quarterback retired and then returned to Tampa Bay Buccaneers
As Hausle notes, Brady was apparently going to be playing some golf with his dad, but the quarterback’s father is “excited” to see him get back out on the field and play football for a little while longer.
It’s not clear how much longer Brady’s career is going to last and it’s a little shocking to see that it’s been revived. Not to say that Brady, arguably the best to ever play in the NFL, won’t be capable of having a good season, but the 45-year-old quarterback is kind of defying convention and father time at this point.
But, if he wasn’t ready to retire and those “outside forces” are done telling Brady what to do, then let’s enjoy seeing the quarterback back on the field.