- Tom Brady has been hinting at retirement since being eliminated from the NFL Playoffs.
- Brady has +155 odds of retiring ahead of the 2022-23 season.
TAMPA, Fla. – The headline for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was that injuries held them from advancing beyond the Divisional Round in the playoffs. Many thought that they would repeat as Super Bowl champions, however, with no Chris Godwin and no Antonio Brown, they were dismantled.
Now that the Bucs are out of the playoffs, the focus now shifts to Tom Brady and his status for the 2022-23 season. Although there has been no decision made yet on whether he will be on the field in Week 1, signs are pointing towards Brady announcing his retirement.
Despite signs pointing towards Brady hanging up his cleats for the final time before next season, legal sports betting sites are in favor of him playing next season.
Will Tom Brady Play Week 1 Of The 2022-23 Regular Season?
- Yes -220
- No +155
Brady’s Last Dance
There are some concrete signals that Brady will not be suiting up for next season making the longer NFL odds very enticing. The first is that Brady commented on the matter on his “Let’s Go” podcast.
“Playing football, I get so much joy from it. I love it. But not playing football, there’s a lot of joy in that for me now with my kids getting older and seeing them develop and grow. So all these things need to be considered and will be—I’m gonna spend some time with them [family] and give them what they need, they’ve really been giving me what I need the last six months to do what I love to do,” Brady said.
Brady has also voiced that there is no rush for him to make his decision which proves that retirement is a serious thought. Also, one telling remark from Brady is that he mentioned he did not want a farewell tour that other notable athletes have done and said that it would be too distracting.
The fact that he said this and that retirement is thought about makes the argument even stronger.
While it might not seem like it on the field, fatherhood is catching up to Brady off the field.
Brady is 44 years old and will be turning 45 before the start of the NFL season. He also has three kids between the ages of 9 and 14 who are yet to experience what it is like having dad at home all year round.
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