When asked about his future in football, Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had an interesting answer. Here is what this could mean for the Buccaneers.
Look, we don’t have to dwell on everything that Tom Brady has going on in his personal life outside of football. It’s been done to death already, and frankly, now it’s affecting both him and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The once agelessly-handsome face is now slowly turning into that of something resembling a White Walker, and the Buccaneers’ play on offense seems to move just as slow in recent weeks.
However, like White Walkers, it feels like Brady has been around lurking in the NFL since the dawn of time. Naturally, with everything going on, the 45-year-old quarterback can’t escape the questions about his football future, which seemed to have persisted for the last decade or so.
Most recently, as of this writing, this has been Brady’s most interesting response to date.
Now, this can mean a lot, but let’s look at this realistically. Obviously, Brady isn’t playing until he’s 70. That said, he has floated the 50-year-old milestone out there in recent years, so there is that.
The big thing is though, that this is probably his last season with the Bucs, which we’ve known for a while. Brady is the ultimate competitor, so he’s still hyper-focused on this season and righting this ship to where it needs to go.
Next year and beyond still looms though. Something that perhaps is flying a little too under the radar is the fact that the GOAT is an unrestricted free agent GOAT after the season. All the Bucs can do is throw whatever Brady wants at him and hope for the best. That said, Brady has always been a lifelong fan of the San Francisco 49ers, and constantly linked there (aside from that Miami thing), so that’s very much in play.
What also could be in play is that should Brady wind up there, that leaves the future of Jimmy Garoppolo, and even more juicy, the now oft-injured Trey Lance up in the air. Something to consider for the Bucs moving forward, but that’s a tin-foil, fortune-telling chin wiggle for another day.
For now, Tom Brady is the quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and for that fans should be grateful, regardless of how things have gone so far. Past that though, it’s anyone’s guess, but at least we know there isn’t retirement in the future, straight from the GOAT’s mouth.