Tom Brady opens up on emotions he is feeling in what is maybe his final season
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Tom Brady admits he is feeling more emotions now than he has in the past as he feels that's probably because he knows that the end of his career is near. On Sunday Night Football, Brady helped the Tampa Bay Buccaneers claim a 19-3 road win over the Dallas Cowboys.
At the age of 45, Brady became the first quarterback to start and win an NFL game. Brady, who initially retired after the 2021 season, un-retired after just 40 days but the feel is that this is definitely his last season.
"I'm feeling more than things in the past for some reason," Brady said on his "Let's Go!" podcast, per ESPN. "You know, I'm just really feeling intensely my emotions. And I feel like I always have that, but I think when you get close to the end -- and I don't know exactly where I'm at with that and there's no decision to be made, it's not like I have 10 years left.
I definitely don't have that. So all these, I just am never gonna take for granted, you know? So, yeah, it's a love that Kobe had for basketball, that Michael Jordan had for it, that Tiger Woods had for golf, that so many athletes have for the sport.
And the question is how long are you willing to commit with discipline, to doing the right things, to allow those things to take place over a period of time? And that's what guys' careers are judged on."
Brady looking forward to spending more time with his family
Brady has been in the league for over 20 years and his success came with a price.
Brady, who is a father to three children, admits there have been some great moments that he missed because of his career. When Brady retires, his goal will be to spend more quality time with his family and friends. "I haven't had a Christmas in 23 years and I haven't had a Thanksgiving in 23 years," Brady said.
"I haven't celebrated birthdays with people that I care about that are, you know, born from August to late January. And you know, I'm not able to be at funerals and I'm not able to be at weddings. And I think there comes a point in your life where you say, you know what? I had my fill and it's enough and time to go on, to move into other parts of life, which, you know, I push myself to the max and I, I got everything I could outta my ability and I hope that everybody gets everything they can out of their doing."