Tom Brady jokes he is "relieved" knowing he won't be getting chased down anymore by star defensive tackle Aaron Donald. Brady, 45, retired from the NFL on February 1st after 23 seasons in the NFL. During his career, Brady clashed six times against Donald, who is a three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year.
In those six games, Donald sacked Brady three times and landed eight hits on the former seven-time Super Bowl champion. "Relieved! I won't have Aaron Donald chase me down trying to knock me out," Brady said, per ESPN's SportsCenter.
Brady keeps insisting he is retired
When Brady announced his second retirement in February, he said he was "retired for good" this time and many believed him.
But then in March, NFL insider Rich Eisen reported that NFL executives suspect Brady "might not be retired after all." “This one just blew my mind: Tom Brady might not be done after all. A couple people were just like, ‘Hang on, just you wait.’ And I was like, ‘He’s Instagramming out pictures of his cat.’ But it doesn’t look like he’s getting big and fat, does it? And just let it play out and see who wants what.
The one place that folks are saying to keep an eye out for is Miami. If the Dolphins, somehow or some way get a doctor’s report, a piece of information from a medical evaluation of Tua [Tagovailoa] that he may not be ready to go, and suddenly there’s Tom Brady sitting in Florida, where his family is located and where he can easily locate himself.
Keep an eye on that, I was told by a couple birdies at the combine. How’s that for a top 5 list?” Eisen said. Since the report, there have been speculations regarding Brady's potential NFL return. But whenever Brady is asked about a potential comeback, he simply says he is retired.
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