Tom Brady Didn’t Inform Bruce Arians Or The Bucs About Retirement, They Learned About It From ESPN Report

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Tom Brady is apparently retiring from football, and the Bucs were caught off guard when the news dropped.

On Saturday afternoon, ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Jeff Darlington reported that Brady is retiring from the NFL after 22 seasons.


Tom Brady is retiring from football after 22 seasons in which he won a historic seven Super Bowl titles, sources told ESPN.

Sources said that Brady’s decision to retire is based on several factors, including family and health. While less significant, Brady also recognizes that the Buccaneers are likely to undergo significant roster turnover, sources said.

According to Bucs beat reporter Rick Stroud, Brady has yet to tell the Bucs that he’s retiring.

Update: The Bucs claim Brady is refuting ESPN’s report and still has not made up his mind about retirement.