Tom Brady apparently sent former New England Patriots teammate Rob Ninkovich an angry text message in response to some retirement talk.
Despite being 46 years old, it doesn’t appear that Tom Brady has any intention of retiring. He’s been linked to the likes of the Patriots, Raiders and Buccaneers so far in this brief offseason period for Tampa Bay.
Brady keeps in touch with his former teammates in the offseason. Per Rob Ninkovich, who won several Super Bowls with Brady, he received an angry text message from the QB.
“I’ve been trying to investigate that (Brady’s plans next season)… I’ve been trying to get some info out of that and I’m not getting anywhere with that,” Ninkovich said, laughing. “And then I tried to be nice and just you know, hit up a friend and be like, ‘Hey man, great season. I hope you’re recovering… you finished well, you still got it.’”
Ninkovich said that Brady responded, stating simply, “not according to your hard-hitting analysis.”
Tom Brady got sassy with Rob Ninkovich
Tom Brady needs constant motivation. When you’re the best quarterback of all-time, you have to look around every corner for some doubters. Thankfully for TB12, he found one in his former teammate.
Unfortunately for Ninkovich, he couldn’t remember exactly when he’d bad-mouthed his former quarterback. In fact, it doesn’t make a lot of sense as to why Ninkovich would do that in the first place — the two Patriots greats are friends, and Ninkovich surely knows what Brady is capable of at his best.
“I was trying to be nice… Now I’m trying to think back, like what did I say bad?” Ninkovich added.
Brady is reportedly taking things one day at a time as it pertains to his future. Last offseason, he briefly retired before coming back just weeks later.