Tom Brady Is Back


Jared Goodman

Two months ago, arguably the greatest football player of all time, Tom Brady, announced his retirement from the NFL at age 44. After 22 seasons (20 with the New England Patriots and 2 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers), the quarterback decided that he would step away from the game and focus on spending more time with his family. Although he is one of the oldest players in the league, this decision still shocked many because he was still playing some of his best football. 


Now, just two months into his retirement, Brady announced that he will return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next season with the hopes of winning another Super Bowl. 

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. Unfinished business”

– Tom Brady via Twitter


Brady’s announcement over Twitter was shocking to many and it will change the way the next NFL season plays out. The Buccaneers odds to win the Super Bowl skyrocketed after the news, making them a top 5 favorite. Additionally, the Buccaneers will no longer have to find a replacement QB and will be able to spend the rest of their offseason finding complements to the star quarterback. They were expected to lose Rob Gronkowski and Leonard Fournette, however, the return of Brady makes it more likely that the two offensive weapons return.


Brady did not announce how long he will continue to play and this season could be his last. Nonetheless, it is sure to be a great season and the greatest to ever play the game could win his 8th championship.