(NewsNation) – Tom Brady announced on Twitter that he will return for one more year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
“Over the past two months I have realized that my place is always on the pitch and not in the stands,” Brady said in the Tweeter.
The announcement answers questions about Brady’s future following his retirement announcement last month.
“I’ve loved my career in the NFL, and now it’s time to focus my time and energy on other things that need my attention,” Brady said last month on Instagram, when he initially announced his retirement.
Brady reversed himself on Sunday, saying the time for retirement has not yet come and expressing his love for his teammates and family.
“They make it all possible,” Brady said. “I’m coming back for my 23rd season in Tampa. LFG unfinished business.
Widely considered the greatest quarterback to play the game, Brady won six Super Bowls with the New England Patriots in 20 seasons playing for coach Bill Belichick. He joined the Buccaneers in 2020 and led them to the second Super Bowl title in franchise history.
Brady led the Buccaneers to an NFC South championship this past season. He led the NFL in passes (5,316), touchdowns (43), completions (485) and attempts (719), but the Buccaneers lost at home to the Los Angeles Rams in the Divisional Round of the NFL.
A former 199th overall pick in the 2000 NFL Draft, Brady is also a three-time league MVP, five-time Super Bowl MVP, two-time NFL Offensive Player of the Year, three-time All-Pro and 15 times. Pro Bowl selection, among other honors.
Brady’s announcement comes just as the NFL is set to begin the league’s new year, with free agency opening next week. This development will obviously have a huge impact on how the Bucs approach the rest of the offseason as they look to make another playoff run with Brady at the helm.
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