Tom Brady Unretiring

Cassie Weymouth, Editor

Tom Brady may have just had the shortest retirement ever, a total of 40 days; not even two months after announcing his retirement Brady has returned to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for his 23rd season. Brady stated he simply wasn’t ready to be in the stands quite yet and that his place was still on the field.

He tweeted, “These past two months I’ve realized my place is still on the field and not in the stands. That time will come. But it’s not now. I love my teammates, and I love my supportive family. They make it all possible. I’m coming back for my 23rd season in Tampa.”

Had Brady retired this year along with Ben Roethlisberger it would have been the end of an era in the NFL. The 2022 Super Bowl is only the fourth in 21 seasons that hasn’t featured Brady, Roethlisberger or Peyton Manning, who retired in 2016.

Reportedly as soon as his retirement was announced, doubt over how long he would stay away started immediately. Clearly those doubts proved correct as he returned to the field before his retirement ever even became official.  

At 44 years old he has already had a spectacular career with a win- loss record of 243- 73. Of the ten Super Bowls he has been in, Brady has won seven. Regardless of how his 23rd season goes, he will go down as one of the greatest of all time.