Brady said Sunday he will return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for his 23rd NFL season. The seven-time Super Bowl champion announced his decision on Twitter and Instagram, saying he has "unfinished business. “This news drew attention from the NCAA Selection Sunday.
“Over the past two months, I have realized my position is still on the field, not in the stands,” Brady wrote. I will be back for my 23rd season in Tampa. Brady led the Buccaneers to the Super Bowl title after the 2020 season and the NFC South championship last season. He teamed up with coach Bill Belichick to win six Super Bowls in 20 seasons with the New England Patriots.
44-year-old Brady led the NFL in passes, touches, finishes and tries in 2021, but the Buccaneers lost at home to the Los Angeles Rams in the split. Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians said: "Tom Brady loves to play like anyone I've ever met. He is still playing at championship level and as efficient as anyone in the league last season. We are very happy that he decided to continue playing and look forward to winning another championship.
Brady said he wanted to spend more time with his wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen and three children when he decided to leave the game in February. Brady sat with the Glazer Family, who own Manchester United and the Buccaneers. His reversal sent shockwaves throughout the sports world, and his teammates and Buccaneers fans reacted with glee. Safety giants Logan Ryan said Brady's return is "good for football.
The Buccaneers are hoping tight end Rob Gronkowski is also back. Brady convinced his friend to decline to join him in Tampa in 2020. Brady's decision came shortly before the NFL's free agency phase began. They kept one of those key players when Pro Bowl center Ryan Jensen agreed to a three-year contract on Sunday night, his agent Mike McCartney said on Twitter.
Brady's return will affect their decisions and the team's plans. Tampa's Super Bowl win rate ranges from 25:1 to 7 1/2:1, drawing with Green Bay for the second-place team behind Buffalo at 7:1, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. With this decision now in place, we will continue to work on our in-season plans to reload this roster for another championship. Brady is an NFL career leader in passing and TD.
He's the only player to win more than 5 Super Bowl games and has been the game's MVP 5 times. Brady has won three NFL MVP awards, been an All-Pro first-place team three times, and been selected to the Pro Bowl 15 times.
Source: KSNB Local 4