The NBA without Lebron, FIFA without Messi, NFL without Brady. It just doesn't make sense, does it? Well, our worst nightmare might become a reality, as Tom had some thoughts to share earlier last week.
The 44-year-old quarterback has had the ride of a lifetime over his 20-year career in the NFL. From his nearly two decades with the New England Patriots to his recent switch to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the seven-time Super Bowl champ came, saw, and conquered. So is it time to hang up the helmet? It all kicked off on October 26th, when the legendary QB got real with his fans on his podcast, Let's Go. Tom laid it all on the table with the listeners by explaining the "serious" martial troubles that are involved with life in the NFL. According to Brady, his loving wife Gisele had to put her career aspirations on hold to raise the family while he lived a life on the road.
"I think my wife has, you know, held down the house for a long time now, and I think there's things that she wants to accomplish," Tom confessed. "You know, she hasn't worked as much in the last 10, 12 years just raising our family and kind of committing to being in a life in Boston and then moving to Florida." And while the Mrs. has been ride or die for her family, Brady felt that maybe it was his turn to pick up the slack. "It's a very difficult issue to reconcile without just saying, 'Hey, it's time to retire,'" he admitted.
But helping his wife achieve her dreams wasn't the only motivation behind the retirement talk. "I think there's, you know, we're coming to the end here too, so I don't want to miss any of the kids' stuff," Tom continued to explain on the show. And while the news may put him in the running for Dad of the Year, NFL fans around the country are shaking at the thought of the League without the G.O.A.T.
We'll have to wait and see how this retirement talk develops, so be sure to check back soon for more NFL updates.