Tom Brady admits he is not sure what will happen with his career after the 2022 season ends as for now his focus is on helping the Tampa Bay Buccaneers win the Super Bowl this upcoming season. On February 1, Brady announced he was retiring after 22 seasons in the NFL.
40 days later, Brady took to Instagram to announce that he was coming back for his 23rd season in the NFL. Brady, who turns 45 next month, told Variety his body is feeling good but he is not ready yet to say what will happen after the 2022 season.
“I would say it’s year to year,” Brady told Variety, per Pro Football Talk. “Could this be my last year? Absolutely. Could I change my mind? Absolutely. I’ve realized I don’t have five years left.
I want to do it my way. I want to give it everything I got and see where I’m at. My body feels really good. I’ve had a lot of traumatic injuries over the years, but if things go really smoothly and we win, that’d be great”.
Brady suggests he'd like to finish career with a Super Bowl victory
Brady is a seven-time Super Bowl champion and no player in NFL history has more Super Bowl rings than him. If the Buccaneers win the Super Bowl next year and Brady retires, that would be an outstanding end to an absolutely impressive career.
“I think that would obviously be the greatest way to end,” Brady said. “I just have a competitive fire that got the best of me”. When asked about his decision to initially retire, Brady confirmed he was "partly ready" for retirement life.
"Partly, you know, yes," Brady said. "And I think when you're their [Mahomes' and Allen's] age, if you were to ask me, 'Are you going to play football next year?' I would say there's a 100% chance I'm playing. And I think as I've gotten older, that's changed because I have other responsibilities."