Tom Brady Fooled Us All: Here’s How


Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrates after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium on February 7th, 2021, in Tampa, Florida. The Buccaneers defeated the Chiefs 31-9. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

On February 1st, 2022, Tom Brady announced his retirement from the National Football League, capping off 22 seasons as perhaps the greatest quarterback of all time. While the Tampa Bay Buccaneers did not make it all the way to the Super Bowl, Brady finished his season with his best year in terms of yards and completions.

For 40 days, the world was without Tom Brady for the first time since 2001. The NFL moved on, waiting to see what would come next. 

Then on March 13th, 2022, at the ripe age of 44, Brady announced he would be coming back to the NFL for a 23rd season, citing the fact that he had “unfinished business.”

“It seems like he never wanted to retire,” freshman Aditya Singh stated. “He still was great last season, and should’ve been the MVP.”

Aditya makes a great point on how Brady’s career seems far from over. If you look at his record compared to other players, Brady has some of the best completion percentages and yard statistics.

“I’m kinda neutral on it [Brady’s unretirement],” freshman Jacob Anders stated. “I think a lot of people are kinda mad because they don’t like him.”

This makes sense as many Georgians despise Tom Brady, who is famously known for beating the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI as a New England Patriot.

Whether or not Brady can go all the way once more and win his 8th Super Bowl will surely be a topic of debate among NFL fans as the season approaches. However, an obstacle to the Buccaneer’s ultimate conquest would be the team’s cap space, meaning it may be difficult to re-sign key players such as Rob Gronkowski while staying within the NFLs spending limits.

Tom Brady, regardless if you like him or not, is giving himself another chance to show himself to be the greatest player in football. So whether or not the upcoming 2023 season is his last dance, it should be exciting to watch.