Tom Brady says he plans to take it "one day at a time" with his decision following the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' playoff exit. On Monday Night Football, the Buccaneers exited the playoffs after suffering a 31-14 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on their home field.
After the game, Brady gave credit to the Cowboys for the performance they delivered. "Not the way we wanted to end it, but we didn't deserve it. I give them a lot of credit. They played a good game. Made a lot more plays than we did, so a tough night.
I think there's a part of football where I feel like it's -- sometimes you get lucky, but most of the time, the team that earns it wins, and they played [well] all year," Brady said, per ESPN.
Brady on his future
Brady, 45, could retire in the offseason.
But even if Brady decides to come back, there is no guarantee that he will remain with the Buccaneers. In recent weeks, there have been reports that indicate there is a strong chance Brady decides to continue his career but not with the Buccaneers.
"I'm gonna go home and get a good night's sleep -- as good as I can tonight. This has been all I've focused on -- this game. It'll just be one day at a time. Truly," Brady said. Against the Cowboys, Brady threw an early interception in the red zone and that helped the Cowboys open an 18-0 lead at halftime.
In the second half, the Cowboys pushed their lead to 24-0. The Buccaneers scored two touchdowns in the rest of the game but the Cowboys' win was never in real danger. In his first season in Tampa Bay in 2020, Brady won the Super Bowl.
Last year, the Buccaneers lost in the divisional round. This year, the Buccaneers were beaten in the wild-card round. It remains to be seen what will Brady decide regarding his NFL future.