Retiring from the NFL: 'There will always be a part of me that wants to play' – Tom Brady
Tom Brady believes it's a good time to retire from the NFL, but he still believes he has the ability to prolong his career.
< "There's always going to be a part of me that wants to play and a part of me that, you know, makes me feel like I can play," Brady said Monday on the "Let's Go!" podcast. which he attends once a week.
“I think there's just a decision to be made to know that it's the right time. So I think for me, [I knew it was going to] end at some point, and I think now is the time.”
Brady announced his retirement for the second time in as many of years at the beginning of the month. He had indeed reconsidered his decision last year, and his performances on the field proved him right.
Despite his 45 years, Brady indeed had another excellent campaign with the Tampa Buccaneers Bay (8-9). He completed 490 passes – a new NFL record – for 4,694 yards, 25 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Despite everything, his club was eliminated from the start in the playoffs against the Dallas Cowboys.
In 23 seasons in the NFL with the New England Patriots and the “Bucs”, he has won seven Super Bowls.