Tom Brady Reveals When He Plans to Retire

by Samantha Whidden

He’s one of the most well-known quarterbacks in the NFL, and now Tom Brady is ready to share when he may officially retire from the game.

During a recent interview with NBC Sports, Tom Brady stated when he’ll know when the time is finally right for him to hang up his football cleats for good.

“If I’m not a championship-level quarterback, then I’m not gonna play. If I’m a liability to the team, I mean, no way,” Brady said. “But if I think I can win a championship, then I’ll play.”

Tom Brady also quoted the Tampa Buccaneers’ offensive coordinator, Bryon Leftwich. “‘[Football is] a very simple game that’s so hard to execute. It’s a total imperfect that you’re trying to do as perfectly as possible.’ Every day I come out trying to do it. I’m hoping this is my best.”

The NFL star goes on to add that this upcoming season is predicted to be his best year. But he’s “not” for that. “I’m into doing the work. Is the process gonna be right? I’m gonna work my a— off to get it right.”

Tom Brady Opens Up About The Struggles With Football 

Also during his interview with NBC Sports, Tom Brady opened up about the struggles he has experienced during his time as a football player.

“Football’s the ultimate blame game. General managers, head coaches, players, quarterbacks, receivers, defense, offense,” Brady said. “It’s so easy to blame someone else.”

Tom Brady also said that it’s hard for players to say they didn’t get the job done and the team collectively didn’t get the job done.

“That’s the best part about team sports. I picked a team where everybody’s like, ‘Hey, we gotta get better.’ If not, ‘I got all the answers. You guys just all screwed it up except me.’ [That is the] exact opposite way to play the game,’ said Brady. “You gotta play it together.”

Although the blame game is strong in football, Tom Brady remains optimistic. “If you’re doing what you love doing and you’re with people you love doing it with, it’s all good,” He said. The NFL star further explained he is very fortunate to find something he loves and gets to do it for a long time. 

“I was doing my treatment this morning with [personal trainer] Alex [Guerrero] this morning, and I told my son, Jack, ‘I hope you find something you love to do in life. Your dad loves this.’ Alex loves this. If you just find what you love, you’re gonna love it every day.”

Tom Brady and the rest of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are set to officially kick off the 2021 NFL season on September 9th against the Dallas Cowboys. Prior to the Buccaneers, Brady was with the New England Patriots for 20 seasons.