Tom Brady, soon 45, knows he only has a few years left in the NFL.
During a wide-ranging interview in May with Variety’s Ramin Sotoudeh, Brady said he had no definitive plan for when to retire but noted that it was “very close to the end”.
“I really don’t (know when I’m going to finish playing),” Brady said in the interview published on Thursday. “I would say it’s year after year: Could this be my last year? Sure. Can I change my mind? Sure. I’ve realized I don’t have five years left. I want to do it my way. I want to do it. Give it all What I have and I see what I’m in. My body feels really good. I’ve had a lot of painful injuries over the years, but if things go smoothly and we win, that would be great.”
Brady famously “retired” in February, which lasted 40 days before the fierce competitor returned to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
“I made the decision for now, and it felt like the right thing for the team to tell the Boss family,” Brady told Studeh. “You need time to plan, then through conversations with Bruce [Arians, the team’s former coach]Jason [Licht, general manager] And my wife, I felt I could still play and compete.
“Not that I’m less committed once I say yes, but I have a 14-year-old son who lives in New York City – he wants time. My wife, has been incredibly supportive of my career over a long period of time. So I had to Talking to her, do you know what I mean? These decisions are made with me as a family. I have two younger children, one 12 and one 9 – everyone has a hard life.”
Brady admitted that a 40-day retirement created a unique situation.
“I know, I know. I would have preferred not to retire in July if I wanted to play,” he said. ‘But I couldn’t. If I said I wasn’t playing, they would make plans. So I felt like there was a lot of pressure to make a quick decision. Then in the end, I just decided, ‘Yeah, let’s do he-she.’ And as soon as I said that, it was like – OK, here we go. “
Brady, who is involved in a range of businesses outside the field, including a fitness company, clothing line, production company, NFT platform and other ventures, has agreed to join FOX Sports on a long, lucrative contract once he finally retires.
When asked if we might not see TB12 with FOX for another two or three years, he kept QB open.
“Obviously there is an opportunity. But I’m almost done,” he said.
Brady said that if the Bucs miss the playoffs this season, he has no plans to jump on FOX’s January broadcast as a test run.
“No, I want to focus on football,” he said. “I really want to commit to this year to be the best I can.”
And when he finally retires for real, Brady won’t completely give up everything he made the goats
“It’s not even about diet,” Brady said when most Studhough mentioned that most people view him as strictly eating. “You have to see the process of growing food. Just because it’s in a grocery store doesn’t mean it’s food. My view of food, for example, is I need things that will give my body what it needs. Does that make sense? I don’t want calories. If I need items Food, I need that from the soil. It wouldn’t be from Frosted Flakes. Now, because they sell it in the grocery store, people associate it with “I’m going to get food. In my view, this food wouldn’t let me play football until I reported 44 years old.”
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