- Following The Match on Wednesday night, Tom Brady spoke to the media.
- There, he admitted that he “felt some pressure” to play another year.
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Following his win in The Match on Wednesday night, Tom Brady spoke to the media and shared just how hard the decision was for him to come back for another season.
Brady, who will be 45 in August, initially retired from the NFL on Feb. 1, but after just 41 days he was officially back.
During the post-Match presser, Brady explained why he waffled with his retirement decision.
“You know at this stage, it’s like 55 percent yes and 45 percent no,” the Tampa Bay Times reports Brady said. “That’s just the reality. It’s not that I’m not 100-percent committed, it’s just as soon as I make the commitment to do it, it’s like ‘Ugh. All right, here we go.’ It’s like running a marathon. You can’t decide two weeks before the marathon, ‘Hey, I’m going to start running.’ We got right to free agency and I felt some pressure to do it and talked to the team and organization and it all worked out.”
Tom Brady admitted that a part of him was truly ready for retirement
ESPN reports that Brady also admitted that there was a part of that was ready to call it quits.
“Partly, you know, yes,” said Brady. “And I think when you’re their [Mahomes and Allen’s] age, if you were to ask me, ‘Are you going to play football next year?’ I would say there’s a 100% chance I’m playing. And I think as I’ve gotten older, that’s changed because I have other responsibilities.
“So the responsibilities are many people taking care of me and things that I have off the field that are really important to me like my family, my kids, my wife’s done an amazing job of that. That’s a big commitment from her, so it’s harder when you get older. I don’t even think they know what’s coming. Aaron [Rodgers] knows these things because your life gets bigger as we all do, our life gets more full — there’s more responsibilities.”
What does that even mean?— thepoisonpilson (@thepoisonpilson) June 2, 2022
Stop dry begging— Conscientious Ice🧊 (@Batiste_Ice) June 2, 2022
I don't get all the love. You are a narcissistic person who announced a faux retirement just before the super bowl game because you weren't in it and you needed all the attention. Sorry goat or not, can't stand the attention grabbing Brady— suzie (@Hockeychick59) June 2, 2022
Josh Allen added on Wednesday that he never really believed Brady was going to retire, while Patrick Mahomes said, “He’s going to play until they take him off the field. I’m just going to try to make it longer than he does.”
Now whether or not Brady was telling the truth about his “55 percent yes and 45 percent no” feelings after last season? The man himself has admitted that 90 percent of what he says in press conferences isn’t what he is really thinking.