The reactions to Tom Brady’s retirement from the NFL on Saturday come at supersonic speed. Brady is 44 years old and is leaving, despite previous allegations of wanting to play until he is 45.
Tennessee Titans wide receiver AJ Brown knows how much Brady loves football. His head coach, Mike Vrabel, is a former teammate of Brady, going back to their New England Patriots days.
In 2020, when TB12 was a free agent, Brown said he would love playing with Tom Brady.
Brown took to Twitter, following the news of Brady’s retirement broke by ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Jeff Darlington. Brown thinks Brady loves football too much to walk away. He says Brady’s competitive nature will drive him crazy at retirement and make him return for next season.
“I really think Tom Brady is not playing football. The urge to want more, it will make him insane. So the next thing for ‘me’ is all you know. I think he wants to relax for a couple days or weeks, but his mind as an ultimate competitor will soon speak to him again. “
Tom Brady’s retirement from the NFL is due to family
At the time of publication, Brady himself has not yet said anything about his retirement.
However, Brady sparked much speculation as to why he could retire on Monday let’s go podcast with Jim Gray. Brady mentioned his wife, Giselle, and their three children as critical factors in his decision.
“I want to spend some time with them and give them what they need, because they’ve really given me what I need for the last six months to do what I love to do,” Brady said. “I said it a few years ago. That’s what relationships are about. It’s not always what I want. That’s what we want as a family. And I want to spend a lot of time with them and find out what there is in the future. Next. “
With his family in mind, Tom Brady’s retirement feels like it’s permanent. There is no doubt that Brady could return in 2022 and offer another season of MVP caliber. He played so well in 2021 with 5,316 passing yards that he could win it this year.
But considering how physical football is, especially on someone who turns 45 in August, it’s understandable why he decided to go out while still at the top of his game.
There’s no doubt that Brown’s point is valid – that Tom Brady’s competitive spirit will flare up as the next NFL season approaches. If he does not return, Brady can walk away knowing he has accomplished everything in the NFL.
With Brady’s retirement, Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen and Joe Burrow are among the quarterbacks now tasked with leading the NFL into a new era.
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