Tom Brady remains enigmatic over the coming month after announcing he will be retiring


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Tom Brady is still a bit enigmatic about his future.

The former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback who announced he was quitting last month appeared on SiriusXM’s “The Fred Couples Show” on Tuesday and the golfing great asked the NFL legend where he was going.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady waits in the tunnel before playing the Los Angeles Rams during an NFC Divisional Playoff football game at Raymond James Stadium on January 23, 2022, in Tampa, LA Florida.
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“I’m telling you, I’d like to have a clear vision of what the future holds, but I think for me there’s a lot of great things and a lot of great opportunities that, I know, I said right after football season that I was looking forward to spending time with my family. And I’ve done that for the last five weeks, and I know there’s going to be a lot more too. So, you know, I like to keep busy, that’s for sure,” Brady told Couples.

“I played a bit of golf and I’m actually going to see my parents tonight which will be a real highlight for me on their territory. I’ll be sleeping in the same bed I slept in as a kid. II don’t think my mom knows I’m coming home, so it’s just between me and my dad, it’s a bit of a surprise.

“So I’m looking forward to it, I’m looking forward to playing golf in the next few days and spending more time with the family and then we’ll see where we go from there.”

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Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks to kick the ball as Von Miller of the Los Angeles Rams defends in the second quarter of the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Raymond James Stadium on January 23, 2022 in Tampa, Florida.

Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks to kick the ball as Von Miller of the Los Angeles Rams defends in the second quarter of the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Raymond James Stadium on January 23, 2022 in Tampa, Florida.
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Whether Brady takes a few months or a year off or never returns will always be up for debate. After making the official announcement, he said on the “Let’s Go!” podcast, he would “take it as it comes”.

“I think that’s the best way to put it, and I don’t think anything, you know, you never say never. At the same time, I know that…I feel very good about my decision. I don’t know how I’ll feel six months from now,” Brady told Jim Gray.

“I’m trying to make the best decision possible in the moment, which I did last week. And, again, I think it’s not about reversing course. I’m certainly not looking for not have to do that. But at the same time, I think you have to be realistic and never know what challenges there will be in life. Again, I loved playing. I look forward to doing something other than to play. It’s as honest as it gets with you there.”

Some of Brady’s peers think he still wants to play, The NFL Network reported.

“A lot of people feel [Brady] was almost forced in this direction [to retire]”, Mike Giardi of NFL Media said of Brady’s retirement. “And [he] doesn’t want to go in that direction right now.”

Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks on during the second half of the game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on December 26, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks on during the second half of the game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on December 26, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Brady, who is under contract with the Bucs for one more season, could be released by the franchise after June 1 to save space on the salary cap for 2022. The team could also put him on the reserve list /retired to free up space. Reports have it that some people close to Brady believe he would consider joining another team if he returned.

Fox News’ Dan Canova contributed to this report.




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