Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is not ruling out a potential comeback to the NFL. Brady, 44, announced his retirement from the NFL last Tuesday. After 22 great seasons in the NFL, Brady decided it was time to call it a career.
Despite being 44, Brady proved this season that he's still capable of playing at a high level. Brady led the Buccaneers to a Super Bowl victory last season. "You know, I'm just gonna take things as they come," Brady said on his Let's Go!
Podcast, according to Pro Football Talk. "I think that's the best way to put it, and ... you never say never. At the same time, I know that ... I feel very good about my decision. I don't know how I'll feel six months from now ...
It most likely won't (change). But I try to make the best possible decision I can in the moment, which I did this last week. And, again, I think it's not looking to reverse course; I'm definitely not looking to do that.
But (at) the same time, I think you have to be realistic that you never know what challenges there are gonna be in life."
Brady wants to explore new interests
Brady has always been known as an ultra competitve guy.
"Again, I loved playing," Brady continued. "I'm looking forward to doing things other than playing." In his retirement statement, Brady admitted that he can't fully commit and dedicate himself to the game anymore.
“I have always believed the sport of football is an ‘all-in’ proposition—if a 100% competitive commitment isn't there, you won't succeed, and success is what I love so much about our game,” Brady wrote in a statement released on his Twitter account.
“There is a physical, mental, and emotional challenge EVERY single day that has allowed me to maximize my highest potential. And I have tried my very best these past 22 years. There are no shortcuts to success on the field or in life.
“This is difficult for me to write, but here it goes: I am not going to make that competitive commitment anymore. I have loved my NFL career, and now it is time to focus my time and energy on other things that require my attention”. Brady went down as one of the greatest players in NFL history.