Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has made it clear he won't be playing professional football when he is 50 as he noted there are other important things he needs to do. Brady retired from football on February 1 but 40 days later changed his mind and announced he would play in 2022.
Brady will turn 45 before the next season begins but last year he proved that he is still capable of playing at a high level. "If I played till 50, I’d miss a lot of really important things in his life. And I don’t wanna do that.
I wanna be there for him. I wanna be there for my wife. She has goals and ambitions. I’ve really pushed the limits. Personally, I’ve pushed the limits with a lot of people that have been supportive of me over the years.
I’ve pushed the limits with my body physically," Brady told Complex.
Brady just wants to enjoy himself in 2022
The Buccaneers failed to repeat as Super Bowl champions after losing to the Los Angeles Rams in the divisional round.
Brady, who led the Buccaneers to a Super Bowl victory in 2020, is hoping to do the same next season. "So I’m gonna enjoy this year. I don’t know what’s gonna happen beyond this year. We’re not really promised anything.
I’m gonna have to work my ass off to get my body the way it needs to in order to give my team the best chance to succeed. And the best part about me doing it is I get to do it with people that I love and care about. I have my body coach and almost my brother with me along the way, my boy Alex [Guerrero], who is with me every day to work with me to get my body right.
And I also know that these things that I’ve really been engaged in during the offseason over the last three years, like BRADY, are in great hands. Jens knows exactly what he’s doing and Dao does an amazing job. And I want to give them as much inspiration to see my true authentic, athletic, competitive self out there on the field.
That’s a bad loser. That’s someone highly competitive who is ferociously vigilant about how I approach my job, who loves being a leader, who loves engaging with my teammates, and ultimately loves winning. It’s been the biggest blessing in my life," Brady explained.