Tom Brady: 55 percent “yes” and 45 percent “no” to keep playing

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Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady decided to keep playing football in 2022. But it wasn’t an easy decision for the soon-to-be 45-year-old quarterback to make.

“You know at this stage, it’s like 55 percent yes and 45 percent no,” Brady following last night’s vanity golf match, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. “That’s just the reality. It’s not that I’m not 100-percent committed, it’s just as soon as I make the commitment to do it, it’s like ‘Ugh. All right, here we go.’ It’s like running a marathon. You can’t decide two weeks before the marathon, ‘Hey, I’m going to start running.’ We got right to free agency and I felt some pressure to do it and talked to the team and organization and it all worked out.”

Of course, Brady’s decision to return to the Bucs came after the tried to finagle a path to Miami. A plan by the Dolphins to acquire Brady and former Saints coach Sean Payton imploded after former Dolphins coach Brian Flores filed a landmark discrimination lawsuit on February 1.

He’ll be a free agent in 2023. He’ll need to decide all over again whether to keep going. If he doesn’t keep going on the field, he’ll be entering the Fox broadcast booth, as the network’s top analyst.

Finally, remember this when Brady starts talking about 55 percent and 45 percent and 100 percent. He said last June that 90 percent of the things he says don’t reflect how he really feel. So there’ a 10-percent chance what he said last night is the truth.

29 responses to “Tom Brady: 55 percent “yes” and 45 percent “no” to keep playing

  1. Such a diva. He answers the questions asked of him at a media event. He just loves his name in the press. It’s all about him. Wait, this is about Brady, not Rodgers?

  2. He can’t just say undecided by slightly leaning toward playing next season?

  3. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    June 2, 2022 at 2:52 pm
    Brett Favre 2.0.

    12Rate This

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    He’s way, way, way beyond that, Jets fan.

    Why BB walked. Brady is more interested in himself, creating drama
    and eventually leaving a franchise destroyed based on these antics, than he is being commtted as a teammate like he was in NE.

  4. At 44 years old, Brady is in better physical shape than most 35 year old players.

  5. touchback6 says:
    June 2, 2022 at 3:08 pm
    patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    June 2, 2022 at 2:52 pm
    Brett Favre 2.0.

    12Rate This

    —————-

    He’s way, way, way beyond that, Jets fan.

    Why BB walked. Brady is more interested in himself, creating drama
    and eventually leaving a franchise destroyed based on these antics, than he is being commtted as a teammate like he was in NE.

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    “Leaving a franchise destroyed”… Wow dude. Didn’t he leave NE because they wouldn’t give him a multi-year deal? You can fault the guy for some different things, but “leaving a franchise destroyed” isn’t one of them.

  6. The Saints are salivating, hoping he’ll play till he gets social security.

  7. I definitely get it, I’ve once had a tough time deciding on big career stuff myself. You play jump rope with the pros and cons trying to make up your mind. When I thought I’d decided the next day I’m rethinking everything and again playing jump rope again. Now obviously my thing wasn’t in the media every day but I get it, I’m betting plenty of you reading this have had that too.

  8. Tom Brady has won 7 Super Bowls….he can do whatever he wants,it’s been earned. The next down all-time QBs are Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw with 4 SB wins each.

  9. He’s still better than most QB’s in the league. His numbers last year showed it. Hard to argue against.

  10. So Brady is 55-45 play/retire, Rodgers is 50-50, and Kirk Cousins is 100% playing as long as the checks clear. Got it.

  11. Do you multiply the 10% truth by the 55% committed to reach the proper percentage?

  12. touchback6 says:
    June 2, 2022 at 3:08 pm
    patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    June 2, 2022 at 2:52 pm
    Brett Favre 2.0.

    12Rate This

    —————-

    He’s way, way, way beyond that, Jets fan.

    Why BB walked. Brady is more interested in himself, creating drama
    and eventually leaving a franchise destroyed based on these antics, than he is being commtted as a teammate like he was in NE

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    Why Brady left. Belichick is more interested in suppressing personalities than keeping the best people, even ignoring basic coaching titles, helping send the lucky NE franchise back into Jets territory for another four decades.

  13. The fact he can still play at this high of a level at age 45 is nothing short of amazing in itself.

  14. It’s common sense that a guy playing a brutal contact sport at age 45 should look long and hard at the prospects of keeping playing year to year. This whining about him or Favre or whoever not being certain if they would continue, is childish. No shortage of that around here.

  15. Follow the money. If some team he wants to play for offers him more then the 37.5 million annually he makes at FOX, then there is a good chance he’ll play next season.

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