DAT’s DAVIS: Adam Schefter Reports That Tom Brady Is Retiring, But It Remains Unconfirmed

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I feel like a broken record by saying this, but this 2021 season has delivered on it being the craziest, wildest season ever. So much so, that it’s even shaking up teams not currently in the NFL Playoffs! Truly a gift that keeps on giving, to be sure, and it continues working its ways even now. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Tampa Bay Buccaneer’s QB Tom Brady, after 22 seasons, is officially retiring from the NFL. “Tom Brady is retiring from football after 22 extraordinary seasons, multiple sources tell Jeff Darlington and me.”

Schefter then goes on to report a statement from Brady’s agent Don Yee: “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.”

The accomplished quarterback has yet to officially come out himself to announce whether he is retiring or not. While several sources, including those allegedly close to Brady, report that he is indeed planning to retire, other sources, such as Sports Anchor Kylen Mills, allege that Tom Brady Sr. told Kron 4 News that his son is “not retiring”. Either way, until Tom Brady personally announces one way or the other, take all reports and sources with a grain of salt. With that being said, I personally just want to say congratulations to Tom Brady if this truly is the end.

While I most certainly am happy that he’d no longer be going against my New Orleans Saints, there’s something to be said about a former 5th-round pick from Michigan winning seven super bowls. He overachieved in my opinion, despite where he ended up in terms of ideal team and division that was the AFC East. He did everything a QB should do in order to take care of their body, and then some.

No matter how one personally feels about Tom Brady, no one can deny that he’s the most accomplished quarterback in history. 7 Super Bowl rings, 5 Super Bowl MVPs, 3 league MVPs, 15 Pro Bowls.