UPDATE: Wait a minute! The GOAT may not be gone. After a firestorm of departure news, reports are that Tom Brady now has told the Tampa Bay Buccaneers “he hasn’t made up his mind on retirement” despite viral reports that he was hanging up #12.
ESPN first reported Brady’s retirement Saturday afternoon, citing unidentified sources. Brady’s company even posted a tweet indicating he’s retiring, then the tweet was later deleted. Finally, Brady’s agent, Don Yee, said the 44-year-old quarterback would be the only person to accurately express his future.
Brady reportedly called Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht to say he has not made a decision, according to two people who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the conversations.
After ESPN’s report, TB12sports Twitter account wrote: “7 Super Bowl Rings. 5 Super Bowl MVPs. 3 League MVP Awards. 22 Incredible Seasons. Thank you for it all, @TomBrady”
That post was removed as well.
Yee released this statement: “I understand the advance speculation about Tom’s future. Without getting into the accuracy or inaccuracy of what’s being reported, Tom will be the only person to express his plans with complete accuracy. He knows the realities of the football business and planning calendar as well as anybody, so that should be soon.”
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady is calling it a career.
The news was first reported by Adam Schefter.
The future hall of famer spent the first twenty years of his career with the New England Patriots before spending the last two in Tampa winning seven super bowl titles.