- Tom Brady is returning for another season, ending his short-lived retirement
- The rest of the NFL is reacting
- Read more NFL news here
Tom Brady’s short-lived retirement is officially over.
On Sunday, the veteran quarterback announced his intention to return to the Buccaneers for the 2022 season. His time away from the game lasted all of a month and a half.
The announcement brings bad news to a number of interested parties. First and foremost, it’s soul crushing for the person that just bought Brady’s “final touchdown” game ball for an absurd $500,000. It won’t be the last touchdown for much longer.
For those on the field, they’ll get yet another year of facing Brady.
At 44, he led the NFL in passing, narrowly missing out on another MVP season. What can he do at age 45?
With the unexpected news breaking, teams and players took to social media to voice their thoughts on having to line up across from Brady for another NFL season.
The reaction was quite funny.
Teams, Players React To Tom Brady’s Return
As expected, the NFC South wasn’t happy to see another year of Tom Brady. In his two stints with the Bucs, he’s won a Super Bowl, won the NFC regular season crown, and made Tampa Bay a competitor.
The Panthers, Saints, and Falcons will have to face Brady and Co. twice more in the 2022 season. That’s something they’re not exactly looking forward to.
The Bucs, on the other hand, are ecstatic.
A few other notable teams reacted to the news, including AFC West rivals Los Angeles and Denver. The Jets chimed in, too.
— Los Angeles Chargers (@chargers) March 14, 2022
The Jets’ and Chargers’ reactions, in particular, were hilarious as they also posted something on the day of Brady’s retirement. They might want to go back and delete that.
The Patriots did not comment.
There were a few players from around the league talking about Brady’s return, too. Check out some of the commentary below.
THANK YOU❕ throw that last touchdown on somebody else 😂 https://t.co/oum3tYbjbl
— Jalen Ramsey (@jalenramsey) March 13, 2022
— Mike Evans (@MikeEvans13_) March 13, 2022
Tom Brady after hearing about his kids day at school for 2 months straight😂😂 pic.twitter.com/oaqBy4GpB9
— Kerryon Johnson (@AyeyoKEJO) March 13, 2022
Love him or hate him, we’ve got at least one more year of Tom Brady.