Tom Brady had already retired from the NFL once before this season. Will a second farewell follow after this season? The Tampa Bay Buccaneers apparently see a good chance for a new contract.
Munich – Tom Brady has been through it all in the NFL. In addition to ten Super Bowls, the “GOAT” played in London, in Mexico City and last Sunday in the first Munich Game. He played a starring role in his Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 21:16 win over the Seattle Seahawks at the Allianz Arena and was intoxicated by the special atmosphere.
Once again, the 45-year-old showed that even in his advanced football age he is one of the best in his field. This is one of the reasons why there is already eager discussion in the USA: Will the superstar perhaps add a 24th season to his contract?
The contract he signed in the spring ends after this season. Brady had already resigned from the NFL after the last one – and then returned after a few weeks. Now hopes are growing in Florida that the quarterback legend has acquired a taste for the game and can’t let go of football anyway.
Brady and Buccaneers: “He loves it here “
“He loves it here,” stressed former head coach Bruce Arians, who now works as a senior football consultant, in an interview with reporter Ira Kaufman, who works for the fan blog “JoeBucsFan”, among others. He added: “He loves his teammates, his coaches and the whole organisation. “
Arians’ prediction is, “If he decides to continue playing next season, I think he’ll do it with the Buccaneers.” He sees the fact that Brady’s joint children with Gisele Bündchen also currently reside in Florida as another plus.
Is Brady staying? “Acts like he wants to play longer “
Another, but unnamed, Bucs team source told “JoeBucsFan,” for which he says experienced and award-winning journalists write, “Everyone here knows Brady is taking it one year at a time, but you see a guy every day acting like he wants to play longer.”
This Bucaneer also clarifies, “This is his team and the team loves him. He’s heavily involved in a lot of ways. It’s hard to imagine him doing better with another franchise. And he’s played great for three years.”
So the Bucs are already rolling out the red carpet for Brady. Whether he accepts that offer remains to be seen. But the chances of him getting another contract have certainly been worse.