Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has revealed that his wife Gisele urged him to retire after the Super Bowl win over the Kansas City Chiefs. Last month, Brady led the Buccaneers to a 31-9 win over the Chiefs to win his seventh Super Bowl.
"We were looking for my family," Brady said on "The Late Late Show With James Corden" "I said, 'Where's my family? Where's my family?' All the sudden, I see my oldest son run over to me."
"'Dad!' You know? I gave him a big hug. And I saw my two little ones. And then all the sudden, I saw my wife and I gave her a big hug. And just as I did it, she says, 'What more do you have to prove?' "I was trying to figure out a way to change the subject really quick.
"I think I moved on to something else pretty quickly."
Brady proved the doubters wrong
After 20 years spent with the New England Patriots and six Super Bowl wins, Brady changed teams for the first time in his career when he signed with the Buccaneers.
"It's great to see big-time players making big-time plays," Brady said after the Super Bowl win. "Just love what they added to the team. Gronk is an unbelievable player, teammate, talent, work ethic and commitment.
A.B., since he got here, he's done everything the right way. So impressed by him, proud of him. It takes a lot of people for us to get to this point. We all have great support systems in place, and I think everybody should be celebrating them tonight."
Tight end Rob Gronwowski came out of retirement last offseason to join Brady in Tampa Bay. After leaving the Patriots, many doubted that Brady would ever again win a Super Bowl but the 43-year-old proved that he wasn't a ''system quarterback'' as some labeled him.
"It's hands down one of the greatest accomplishments in sports history," said Gronkowski of his and Brady's journey to and with the Buccaneers. "I mean, I'm not going to say it's the greatest, but it's up there for sure.
"To come down here to Tampa, come to an organization that was ready to win, come down here with the players -- they're all fantastic players, great guys -- just everyone overall, the story is unbelievable and it definitely ranks up there with one of my biggest accomplishments ever."