Talking publicly for the first time from he ended his retirement after 40 days, the quarterback of Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tom Brady, said the last Wednesday that he felt some pressure to end his retirement due to the free agent. And the main reason of his indecision stemmed from commitments to his family.
“On this phase, is like a 55% yes and 45% no. It is not 100-0. This is the reality”, said Brady on a round table that was transmitted by TNT after the departure of The Match of Capital one with Aaron Rodgers, Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen.
“It is not that I am not 100% committed, it is just as soon as I pledge, is like `Uf. Very good, let´s go´. It is like run a marathon. You can not decide two weeks before the marathon `Hey, I will start to run´. We arrived directly to the free agent and I felt certain pressure to do it and I talked with the team and the organization and everything worked“.
Also, Tom Brady was asked abut his retirement. “Partly, you know, yeah” said Brady, who will be 45 years old on August. “And I think what when you have the age (of Mahomes and Allen), if you ask me: `Are you going to play American football the next year?´ I would say that there are a 100% of possibilities to play. And I think that over the years, that changes because I have other responsibilities”.
“So, the responsibilities are many people who take care of me and the things that I have outside the field that are really relevant for me, like my family, my children, my wife has done an incredible job about that. That is a big commitment for her part, so it is harder when you get older. I don´t even think they know what is coming. Aaron (Rodgers) knows these things because your life gets bigger as we all do, our life gets fuller— there are more responsibilities“
Brady is under contract with Buccaneers until the 2022 season, then he will be free agent without restrictions. He has not said anything about his future beyond this 2022 season.