Retirement? What retirement?
On a day dominated by college basketball, Tom Brady turned the spotlight squarely back on the NFL with one unanticipated tweet.
TB12's message began, "These past two months I've realized my place is still on the field and not in the stands."
The TL;DR (too long; didn't read) version? Brady is back.
The 44-year-old will be rejoining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, whom he played with for the past two seasons. Brady earned his seventh Super Bowl ring with Tampa at the conclusion of the 2020 season after his 20-year tenure with the New England Patriots came to an end.
These past two months I've realized my place is still on the field and not in the stands. 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 pic.twitter.com/U0yhRKVKVm— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) March 13, 2022
LFG!— Mike Evans (@MikeEvans13_) March 13, 2022
😁— Mike Edwards (@M__Edwards7) March 13, 2022
LFG— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) March 13, 2022
LFGGG— Nick Leverett (@_BigNick74) March 14, 2022
LFG!!! Just unreal— Tristan Wirfs (@TristanWirfs78) March 14, 2022
Wait was Brady hacked???— ♛Chandler Jones (@chanjones55) March 13, 2022
THANK YOU❕ throw that last touchdown on somebody else 😂 https://t.co/oum3tYbjbl— Jalen Ramsey (@jalenramsey) March 13, 2022
Is this Brady's wedding gift to Pat?— Mitchell Schwartz (@MitchSchwartz71) March 13, 2022
I take a nap and wake up to Tom Brady coming back haha nice 😂— F L ⚡️ S H (@Melvingordon25) March 13, 2022
!! Good for football 🐐 https://t.co/JAa545DWAT— Logan Ryan (@RealLoganRyan) March 13, 2022
Tom said ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ pic.twitter.com/Rxl6dgixBN— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) March 13, 2022
guess not https://t.co/23Mr5kj0CA— New York Jets (@nyjets) March 13, 2022
Tom Brady's retirement be like ... pic.twitter.com/8bchvx3AKA— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 13, 2022