Despite the New England Patriots’ recent struggles, there have been whispers about Tom Brady swooping in to rescue the team. However, it appears that such hopes should be put on hold.
Tom Brady has firmly ruled out any intentions of returning to the NFL, and this decision seems to be met with approval from his family.
In a recent episode of his SiriusXM podcast “Let’s Go! with Tom Brady,” co-hosted by Larry Fitzgerald and Jim Gray, the 46-year-old quarterback made light of the situation. He humorously mentioned that his family would “kill” him if he attempted a second unretirement from football.
Brady and Gray were joined by YouTube sensation Mr. Beast, whose real name is Jimmy Donaldson, during this week’s episode. In jest, Donaldson suggested that the episode’s ratings would “skyrocket” if the Super Bowl champion staged a fake second unretirement.
Brady chuckled at the idea, acknowledging it as a clever marketing strategy. However, he promptly extinguished any hopes of a comeback by stating, “I am NOT coming out of retirement.” Gray playfully encouraged him to reconsider, but Brady maintained his stance, emphasizing, “I can’t tease that.” He added a lighthearted touch, saying, “My parents would call, my kids would call. They would kill me. I wouldn’t be around by tonight,” he said jokingly
Gray quipped to Donaldson that his co-host, Tom Brady, had already embarked on that journey once, alluding to Brady’s return to the NFL a month after announcing his initial retirement in February 2022.
Brady’s co-host light-heartedly needled the YouTube sensation, suggesting he should conjure a “more original” idea to captivate the show’s audience.
The former NFL star clarified, “Like I said, you get one shot at un-retirement. And I’ve already used mine.” Brady continued, noting that, at this juncture, he’s primarily looking to earn some credibility with his kids, who apparently hold a deep admiration for Donaldson’s online persona.
Brady hinted during the interview that the YouTuber likely wields more influence with his three children than he does due to Donaldson’s immense popularity among young viewers.
As much as the notion of witnessing Tom Brady come out of retirement again may be appealing, the official word is that Tom has retired.