There was a feeling that this was going to happen. It happened a lot sooner than many expected. Tom Brady follows in the footsteps of Brett Farve by unretiring just weeks after announcing that he was hanging up his cleats. The announcement that Tom Brady unretires came from the legendary quarterback on social media just days before NFL free agency begins.
Brady announced his retirement just 40 days ago.
“These past two months I’ve realized my place is still on the field and not in the stands,” Brady wrote on Twitter. “That time will come. But it’s not now. I love my teammates, and I love my supportive family. They make it all possible. I’m coming back for my 23rd season in Tampa. Unfinished business LFG.”
Tom Brady announces that he is unretiring and will run it back for his 23rd season, sticking with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
— Parlé Magazine (@parlemag) March 13, 2022
Brady finished the regular season with 5,316 passing yards and 43 touchdown passes. He led the Bucs to a 13-4 record in 2021. The Bucs could not repeat as Super Bowl champions however, falling to the Los Angeles Rams in the playoffs. The Rams went on to win the Super Bowl.
Tom Brady will be 45 years old when the NFL season starts.