Tom Brady’s retirement came very close to lasting more than a few weeks. After a golf game between Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes, the 44-year-old spoke about his decision.
Among other things, he felt some pressure when the free agent market opened.
“At this point, it’s 55% yes and 45% no. It’s not 100-0. This is simply the reality, she said, during the interview with the TNT network, that she presented the golf duel won by the two elders. It’s not that I’m not 100% committed, it’s just that when I did commit, my feeling was, “Ugh, ok, here we go again.”
“It’s like running a marathon. You can’t decide two weeks before the marathon, “hey, I’m going to start running.” We quickly got to the opening of the free agent market and I felt the pressure to get back, so I contacted the organization and everything was settled.
In addition to this pressure, Brady’s commitments to his family also played a role in his hesitation.
“When you have your [Mahomes et Allen] age, if someone had asked me: “Are you going to play football next year?”, I would have said that there is a 100% chance. And I think as I got older it changed because I have other responsibilities.
“Those responsibilities are that there are people who take care of me and my things off the field, those people are important to me, like my family, my children, and my wife has done a great job at the level. It’s a big commitment on her part, so it’s harder when you get older. I don’t believe them [Mahomes et Allen] they are aware of everything that is coming. Aaron knows those things, because your life changes as you get older, there are more responsibilities.
Brady will return in 2022 for his 23rd career season, during which he will have the opportunity to improve on some of his many records.