- Tony Romo put forth quite the interesting theory regarding Tom Brady’s decision regarding retirement.
- He compared Brady to Michael Jordan after winning his first three championships with the Chicago Bulls.
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Could Tom Brady pull a Gronk and just sit out a year or two and then come back at the age of 46 or 47? Tony Romo thinks so.
While the football world eagerly awaits Tom Brady’s decision about whether or not he is going to retire, Tony Romo is over here thinking outside the box.
During the conversation, Tony Romo, who at 41 is actually three years younger than Tom Brady, explained, “Just knowing him a little bit, it’s gonna be quick and it’s gonna be like, whoa, what, boom! And it’s going to be a little bit of a shock. It’s not going to be this fairy tale ending.”
Romo added that he hadn’t spoken to Tom Brady about his retirement decision, but he has some idea of how it will go down.
“I think when he wins it, I think he’s the opposite of some people, like, that’s when he goes away, is when he loses. Because it’s actually like, okay, we’re not winning. I’m want to see if I can be the first one to win three in a row. You know? There’s always this other ‘thing.'”
Tony Romo compared Tom Brady to Michael Jordan After His First Three-Peat
“It’s like once you don’t have that ability, which I think is getting close here, I think this is how he walks away,” Tony Romo continued. “Because the challenges… it reminds me of Michael Jordan. When Michael Jordan retired after the first three championships it was because he was like, what else do I have to prove? Magic and Larry didn’t win three in a row … He’s got seven titles. Jordan had six. He has the most championships in sports, in modern day, we could argue.
“But at the end of it I actually think, I think sneakily, there’s a chance Tom Brady retires and may come back in two years. This is just crazy, but he’s like a bionic man. Well, he’s not hurt, he’s still playing great, he may need to refresh like Jordan and go two years away and maybe start another challenge. Because otherwise there’s nothing left for him to prove.”
That, my friends, is certainly a theory.
Brady, who led the NFL in completions, passing yards and touchdowns this year at age 44, did once say that he didn’t think it wouldn’t be difficult for him to play until he’s 50. What he didn’t say was whether that would involve skipping a year or two to get it done.