Tom Brady gets testy with questions about 2023

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It’s not supposed to happen this way on your own podcast.

Buccaneers (for now) quarterback Tom Brady, appearing on his Let’s Go! podcast, got testy with long-time friend and co-host Jim Gray, for asking a question far more innocuous than the grilling Gray once gave to Pete Rose.

Gray asked Brady whether he’ll play in 2023. Said Brady, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, “If I knew what I was going to fucking do, I would’ve already fucking done it. I’m taking it a day at a time. I appreciate you asking. Thank you.”

At least he said thank you.

Brady becomes a free agent in March. Until then, the Buccaneers have exclusive negotiating rights with Brady. Which means no one else can talk to him or his agent.

But we know how it goes. Tampering happens, especially at the Scouting Combine. It’s only a problem if the team that does it is too indiscreet, too loose lipped, too brazen in the pursuit of Brady. Like the Dolphins were a year ago.

Potential destinations include the Raiders, 49ers, Titans, Dolphins, Jets, the Panthers if Sean Payton ends up there, and maybe even the Patriots.

82 responses to “Tom Brady gets testy with questions about 2023

  1. washed. needed to go to a stacked team when h left the pats now he needs to find another stacked team.

  2. Brady has wanted the 9ers for along time. Will SF be content with the development of Big C*ck Brock or will management want a veteran rental for this super bowl ready roster?

  3. Brady is done . Dead arm and less mobile than ever. It’s about time the media stop pretending he can still play. What are they afraid of.

  4. Noodel Arm Brady can’t go to Miami. They tampered. It’d be like spitting in the face of the act and the light punishment they already got.

    Miami with 3 teams: NE, NOs and Tampa.

    3 teams. The punishment was very light considering it was 3 total teams affected.

  5. Brady still has at least an average arm in terms of arm strength. He remains top tier in terms of accuracy – both putting the ball where he wants it and putting it on the right target – and in getting the ball out quickly. Like Peyton Manning and Rivers at the end, he may have another playoff-plus year in him with the right team and coach. SF might be ideal: Get something for Lance, release Jimmy, and let Brock sit and learn and study (and step in if there’s an injury). Purdy is football-smart with an average arm, and a year behind Brady would make him killer in 2024.

  6. Stick to your guns TB12. Let those who accuse you of cheating, saying that you’re a cry baby, keep that tank on full because they all want to see you fall but you won’t!

  7. GoodellMustGo says:
    January 23, 2023 at 8:38 pm
    Who cares cheater just go away.

    When you get exposed on another thread but keep up the effort… real effort, good for you …

    PFT archives…

    GoodellMustGo says:
    June 17, 2018 at 4:48 pm
    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    June 16, 2018 at 7:32 pm
    —————————
    Yet Brady is still 1-3 against Peyton in the biggest games they played, the AFCC games including the one in 2013. What does that say about Brady?
    ——
    It says nothing more that’s already been said about the 5 time World Champion, 4 time Super Bowl MVP, reigning and 3 time league MVP, winningest QB in the history of football, and the man who all intelligent football fans consider the greatest QB to ever grace an NFL football field with his presence.
    Any questions or is that clear enough for ya?

  8. This was 100% a planned question and equally planned answer, so everyone else will know to not even bother asking.

  9. He probably heard that question million times before even the podcast started. Hey, at least he said thank you!

  10. bradentonjets15 says:
    January 23, 2023 at 8:50 pm
    Jets are not an option..he’s expressed his hatred toward them.will never happen

    —————–

    He’s already bordering on Clemens territory with the narcissism, so if he did go to the Jets, he wouldn’t be welcome in Boston or NE ever again.

  11. when you have to decide between playing football at 30 milly per or signing a 375 milly contract to stand in a booth talking football 16-20 times a year you can be excused for dropping a few f bombs.

  12. It’s time to go, Tom. You had a great run. You’re the best. But nobody wants to see you petulant, yelling at your teammates, and throwing iPads. You’re not having fun. You’re rich. Go do something that makes you happy.

  13. Very sad this is the way TB is going out.
    For what? Chasing what? The tank is empty. Pride takes the man before the fall.

  14. let’s see…at age 45 Brady..8th in TD’s…1st in attempts…67% completion rate…3rd in total yards…some team will take a chance… you can bet on it

  15. Tom definitely missed some throws, but Leftwich made him throw 45 times a game. Hard to win like that. And when you throw in a run game that was dead last in the league, a bad O-Line, no tight ends, receivers running the wrong routes constantly, a terrible defense and a putrid head coach, it is a wonder that team won the division. Hard to figure out how much Tom regressed. Everything else was so mucked up it is hard to tell. But I do think he should retire at this age. Unless he gets a really good team with a strong runnimg game where he will need to throw less than 30 times a game.

  16. This is getting old real quickly. Enough about him. The new generation of star QBs will be playing on Sunday.

  17. I think the only place he wants to finish is in Miami just so he can get 2 cracks at coach Hoodie & the Patriots.

  18. Thst might be the most authentic thing he’s ever said. He sounds like the computer voice reading text for a youtube video.

  19. Say what you will but this guy switched teams and has 3 playoff berths and a Super Bowl ring to show for it. Not really numbers to sneeze at especially considering the state of that franchise before he got there. If this was his last year at least he went out in a game that actually had meaning. There are worse ways to end a career.

  20. I am a lifelong Pats fan. I predicted the Tampa thing to my Dad because it made sense from football standpoint. (I also predicted LeBron would go to Charlotte to work with MJ and Nike…sooo certainly not great with these hunches)

    Tom Brady is big enough to not worry about a “brand”. He doesn’t have to be in NY or LA etc etc.

    To me the Titans make the most sense. That defense is good. It will be better if not defending a short field. Derrick Henry would create issues with a play action threat.

    Vrabel and Brady go way back.

    The Titans are in a “bad division” so he can win division titles and be set up for home field playoff games.

  21. Jerrah shud deal Dak to Jets, take Brady and Payton, cut Zeke, and add one of ton of RBs available this off-season.

  22. joefootball says:
    January 23, 2023 at 8:01 pm

    Brady is done . Dead arm and less mobile than ever. It’s about time the media stop pretending he can still play. What are they afraid of.

    They’re afraid, that may just be the medicine he needs.

  23. Brady is a short-throw specialist at this point. As such, his game is largely limited. He still has some utility left in that way, but not sure that’s starting material anymore.

    He’s no longer capable of being “the missing ingredient.”

  24. I liked watching Brady play, but its time. Go home and stand in the rain with some flowers for Gisele.

  25. The 49ers are not interested in Tom Brady. That whole idea is beyond absurd. Yes, the Raiders with no O-line or defense may possibly be interested along with other teams that won 5 or 6 games out of 17. No team that won 10 or more games has any interest in a declining 46 year old QB that simply wants to say “I was the first QB to 90,000 yards”. Brett Frave probably could have done the same, but he said he’ll no it’s over. Brady just won’t retire, nothing more than that. It’s over.

  26. Brady can no long utter 3 sentences without an f-bomb.
    His vocabulary has imploded. And his temper [and dirty play] have gone in the wrong direction…

  27. I don’t blame him for being pizzed. These older guys need a few weeks to deprogram and think it over. Maybe discuss it with others. Or wait for the season to get done and wait for the phone to start ringing.

  28. Per recent report, Brady still has a canon arm… Despite his team’s losing record and poor offensive line because of all injuries, Brady still looks ended up with 4,600+ total yards this year. Variety of factors played a role – head coach, poor or no improvisation in offensive play calling resulting in BL firing, poor offensive line and others….

    At his age and after proving doubters wrong countless times and lifting Patriots many times into playoffs without legit receivers, Brady has every right to go to a team of his choosing… As always, he will take his time and I personally believe that SF is out of question because of Brock’s QB success… Patriots too seem out mainly because of his falling off with BB and the cold weather of Boston…If at all, he may stick to NFC teams (and I will add Saints in the mix). AFC is stacked and for him to get to SB would be tough given Mahomes, Josh and Joe’s teams continued success.

    —————————————————————————————————————— Brady is done . Dead arm and less mobile than ever. It’s about time the media stop pretending he can still play. What are they afraid of.

  29. joefootball says:
    January 23, 2023 at 8:01 pm
    Brady is done . Dead arm and less mobile than ever. It’s about time the media stop pretending he can still play. What are they afraid of.

    You have absolutely no clue. Dude’s arm is no where near dead. Led all QBs with fastest average release, in part because his protection was always break8ng down.

    Brady can still play but he seems to be more self-centered as he ages. If Tommy doesn’t get his way there will be some major pouting.

  30. Now that he’s not playing he has to deal with the fact that he’s a divorced, middle aged, mediocre football player. Yeah he will go down as the greatest (for now) – but this year he was not good. Stands to reason next year will be worse. Time is undefeated.

  31. Why would you sit Brock and let him learn the system? It seems like he can do it in his sleep

  32. He had the chance to walk away as the greatest at his position. But he chose not to and now karma is having the last laugh.

  33. Even when animated, he’s boring. Fox is going to pay him a lot of money to suck at broadcasting.

  34. Tom I’d becoming the Jack Klompous of the NFL. Just don’t ask about his pen that writes upside down.

  35. I remember thinking it was sad when Old Yeller died…now watching Brady try to “recapture” his youth isn’t sad…it’s pathetic. Retire Tom, before everyone hates you.

  36. Brady is done, it’s so obvious that the NFL protects him but that is starting to fade also. I mean what QB drops back to pass 50 times a game and the OL never gets called for holding?!?!? If that isn’t protecting the QB then what is? I don’t think there will be many teams that actually want him like the media is portraying.

  37. as an eagles fan please god let him go to dallas….

    i think our d line would play for free to go after the statue….

  38. blowncallssuck says:
    January 23, 2023 at 7:54 pm
    washed. needed to go to a stacked team when h left the pats now he needs to find another stacked team.
    ——–

    The Bucs weren’t exactly “stacked.” They were 7-9, 5-11, and 5-11 the three seasons prior to Brady’s arrival. They became “stacked” after he signed and a bunch of free agents wanted to play with him.

  39. It makes me laugh that all these years later, people are still hoping for Brady to fail instead of appreciating what he’s achieved. Of course, he will eventually not be able to do it… buy why not enjoy that he is doing something that has never been done instead of hating?

    Also, sure, that’s a bit grumpy of Brady to say, but it’s pretty true. If people ask you the same question over and over again you get grumpy too. It’s really not very surprising.

  40. Those questions are scripted. That answer was for everybody else. He will make a decision on his time. Stop asking. To be fair, the guy needs a few weeks to put his life back together in private.

  41. I mean what QB drops back to pass 50 times a game and the OL never gets called for holding?!?!
    ————-

    The Bucs had the 2nd most offensive holding calls in the NFL last year. Hmmm

  42. If people ask you the same question over and over again you get grumpy too. It’s really not very surprising.
    _______

    For a celebrity doing an interview being asked a question they knew would be coming? It’s pretty surprising. Not like he got ambushed on the street or somebody barged in on him eating dinner at a restaurant. It was a podcast where he KNEW those questions would be coming. If he didn’t feel like talking why even agree to do the podcast?

  43. I really dislike Brady. The guy’s won 7 SB rings, holds a ton of NFL records, has more money than I will ever have in a zillion lifetimes, etc. Farthest I’ve got to playing football professionally is being an armchair QB. PS. I never dropped an ‘F’ bomb either.

  44. flash1224 says:
    January 23, 2023 at 9:08 pm
    GoodellMustGo says:
    January 23, 2023 at 8:38 pm
    Who cares cheater just go away.

    When you get exposed on another thread but keep up the effort… real effort, good for you …

    PFT archives…

    GoodellMustGo says:
    June 17, 2018 at 4:48 pm
    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    June 16, 2018 at 7:32 pm
    —————————
    Yet Brady is still 1-3 against Peyton in the biggest games they played, the AFCC games including the one in 2013. What does that say about Brady?
    ——
    It says nothing more that’s already been said about the 5 time World Champion, 4 time Super Bowl MVP, reigning and 3 time league MVP, winningest QB in the history of football, and the man who all intelligent football fans consider the greatest QB to ever grace an NFL football field with his presence.
    Any questions or is that clear enough for ya?
    —————-

    Great dig up Flash! What this proves is when Brady left the Pats GMG had a meltdown and to cope had to do a complete 180 on his Brady feelings.

  45. The guy is at the tail end of his career, looking to take it one year at a time. He still performs better at QB than 2/3’s of the league. But media keeps wanting to be the scoop for the final retirement of the GOAT and refuse to let him have his own time to process. And for that people want to make out to be some sort of diva. Just stop ASKING and let the man come to you with his news when he is ready!!!

  46. Without Gronk, Brady is Andy Dalton.
    ——————

    Do not remember Dalton winning any SBs but Brady has won 4 without Gronk.

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