Well, clearly that didn’t take. After a “retirement” that essentially lasted a bye week(40 days actually..loh the symbolism)Tom Brady announced he’s coming back to play in his 23rd NFL season this fall. After wandering in the parental desert Tom learned the hard way that sometimes it ain’t all it’s cracked up to be I guess. In his statement on Instagram announcing his return…these kids and their use of social media…. Brady said he loves his supportive family and his teammates and he has some unfinished business. While we can surely have a debate as to how much his family really wanted him to return to football the “ unfinished business” part is what really stands out.
What in the actual hell does that mean, unfinished business? His career will be empty without an 11th Super Bowl appearance and an 8th Super Bowl ring? Brady is already the NFL’s all time leader in passing yards and passing touchdowns so it can’t be about that either. There is no unfinished business when it comes to Tom Brady’s career, there’s just more business he’d like to conduct and why shouldn’t he. At the age of 44 last season Brady led the NFL in passing yards with over 5300 and TD passes with 44. He’s still near the top if not still at the peak of his powers. If he wants to play, play. And oh how the idea of him playing in 2022 changes EVERYTHING.
The Bucs saw their odds to win the Super Bowl cut in half at Caesars Sportsbook, from 20-1 to 10-1…as well as their odds to win the NFC from 10-1 to 5-1. As for his MVP odds, something he’s won 3 times? Brady now has the 3rd best odds behind only Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers. And the timing of this announcement was not random. NFL free agency starts this week and The Bucs have several players they’d like to get signed like defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh and outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul. And oh yeah there’s his bromance buddy Tight End Rob Gronkowski who hasn’t committed to 2022 yet but has always said his future is tied to Brady’s. The Bucs front office released a lengthy statement about Brady’s return which rambles on with platitudes but should’ve just been shortened to; YESSSSSS!! So for now.. game on in Tampa. Everyone seems pretty pumped, except for maybe one person.
The day before Brady announced his return somebody paid $518,000 dollars in auction for what they THOUGHT was the football caught for Tom Brady’s last ever TD pass. Oops. Timing,as they say, is everything. THAT guy is really the one that has some unfinished business.