Cryptic Tom Brady comments could change Buccaneers future

Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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Will Tom Brady be able to stay away from the Buccaneers?

Tom Brady’s retirement from the Buccaneers sent shockwaves throughout the NFL, even if we all should’ve seen this coming.

Brady is approaching 45 years old, and playing a sport like football forever is certainly not in anyone’s best interest physically. A break was coming, and Bucs fans should just be thankful for the opportunity to experience a moment in this magical career.

As Bucs fans were just starting to get used to the idea of a future without Brady and the prospect of a new quarterback at the helm, the GOAT pulled everyone right back in with comments that only come from someone who is unsure with their decision.

It took Brady all of a week before he started fanning the flames of rumors again. What stands out the most is his choice of words.

“Never say never” are not the words of someone who is sure. Look at anyone else in similar positions. If a married man said this one week into a marriage, is that a good sign? How about someone in a new job?

Happy people that are committed to something don’t talk about door number two, so why did Tom Brady say this in the first place after just one week?

While it may be impossible to truly understand what Brady is thinking, there is one logical way of reasoning that could be present here;

What will the Buccaneers roster look like in 2022?

While it probably shouldn’t, the answer to that question could change Brady’s mind. If Gronk stays, the Buccaneers go out and get a few quality free agents, and the team stays in a prime position to compete for a Super Bowl again, Tom’s comments give us reason to believe he could want back in.

This could be unlikely considering Brady’s ability to communicate with the staff and explain similar concerns without having to retire in the first place, but there is still a chance.

A happily retired person isn’t bringing up a return one week into retirement. Where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire, and Bucs fans should at least consider the possibility that we haven’t seen the last of the best quarterback in franchise history just yet.

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