With a playoff loss to the Los Angeles Rams, the 2021 season of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is officially over. An inevitable question also arises: Will veteran quarterback Tom Brady retire?
Sources close to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tom Brady have said that Tom Brady has not made it clear that he will continue to play next season. Tom Brady, 44, also plans to take at least a month after the season to assess his physical and mental health, with the wishes of his family taken into account.
According to reports, the main reason for Tom Brady’s return for the 2022 season may be that he feels that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have not found their next starter and have a responsibility to help the team. But now he is open about his future.
Tom Brady, 44, is even older than the coaches of the other three NFC teams in the playoffs this week. He appeared in all 17 regular-season games this season, passing for 5,316 yards (a career high) and 43 touchdowns.