Tom Brady is not a quitter.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback addressed rumors that he’ll be stepping off the field once again, making it clear during a on Oct. 20 press conference shared to the team’s Instagram page that he has no intention to do so for the rest of the season.
“I love the sport, I love the teammates, and I want to go do a good job for this team like I always have,” Brady said. “So, no retirement in my future.”
The rumors first began when former Buccaneers QB Chris Simms stated that the Super Bowl champion could end up leaving the NFL mid-season due to circumstances in his personal life.
“This is the one year I feel maybe it might be Brady,” he said during an Oct. 18 episode of NBC’s Pro Football Talk Live, adding that “this is a weird year where we’re seeing Brady do weird crap and having personal issues.”
He took in all in stride, joking to reporters two days later, “Well, that’s really why I’m here! I’m here to announce, finally, you guys have pushed me to the brink.”
Brady’s press conference comes after Bündchen expressed hope that she’d like her husband to step away from football for good.
“This is a very violent sport, and I have my children and I would like him to be more present,” the supermodel shared in a September interview with Elle. “I have definitely had those conversations with him over and over again. But ultimately, I feel that everybody has to make a decision that works for [them].”
Tom might have a lot going on outside of football, but football is probably the one thing that keeps him happy.
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