The NFL icon humorously addresses rumors of a comeback to football on his podcast.
On his podcast “Let’s Go!”, the celebrated quarterback Tom Brady comically dispels any rumors of returning to the NFL, declaring, “I am not emerging from retirement.”
During the latest episode, the guest Mr. Beast amusingly suggested that if Brady were to announce a return to professional football, the podcast’s ratings would “skyrocket.” In response, the Super Bowl winner jokingly dismissed the idea, fearing the wrath of his family.
“My parents would call, my kids would call. They’d annihilate me. I wouldn’t survive till tonight,” Brady added, emphasizing the light-hearted nature of the conversation.
While Brady’s retirement has become a subject of playful banter, it’s important to note that the star quarterback, aged 46, officially stepped away from professional football in February, a year after his widely publicized resurgence on the field. He had returned from retirement to play another season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, following his initial retirement in February 2022.
At the time of his retirement in 2022, reports circulated that his decision had strained his marriage with Gisele Bündchen. An insider disclosed, “There’s been trouble in the marriage over his decision to come out of retirement. Gisele has always been the one taking care of the kids. They had agreed that he would retire to focus on the family, but then he changed his mind.”
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Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen, who have two children together, finalized their divorce in October 2022 after 13 years of marriage. Bündchen had previously expressed her desire for Brady to be more present with their family, highlighting the challenges they faced in balancing a high-profile football career with family life.
Since their divorce, the former couple has maintained a friendly co-parenting relationship while dividing time with their children. Brady also has a 16-year-old son, Jack, with his ex-partner, Bridget Moynahan.
The podcast exchange serves as a reminder that Brady, despite his legendary football career, is enjoying his retirement and focusing on other interests and pursuits.