Tom Brady’s parting words from Tampa Bay? “Thank you everybody for welcoming me”

Quarterback Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers suffered a humiliating defeat this Monday by a score of 31-14 against the Dallas Cowboys in the last game of the Super Wild Card Weekend. With this, the seven-time Super Bowl winner concluded his 23rd season in the NFL and while speculations about his immediate future abound, his statements after the defeat keep the suspense about whether he will retire or not.

One of the main questions from the reporters that filled the press room was whether Brady had a final decision on his retirement, however, the former New England Patriots player refused to make a final decision at this time.

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“I’m going to go home and get a good night’s sleep,” Brady said. “One day at a time.”

The former husband of Brazilian top model, Gisele Bndchen, suffered his first career losing season in 2022 and has finished his three-season contract with the Bucs, so if he doesn’t retire, he has the option to sign with any other team in free agency next offseason.

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In his latest statement with reporters in Tampa Bay, his words can clearly be interpreted as a farewell.

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“I love this organization. It’s a great place to be,” Brady said. “Thank you everybody for welcoming me. Just very grateful for the respect and I hope I gave it back to you guys.”

In his three years in Tampa Bay, he got off to a great start by winning Super Bowl LV against Patrick Mahomes’ Kansas City Chiefs. In 2021, the Bucs were eliminated in the Divisional Round at the hands of the eventual champion Los Angeles Rams and in 2022 elimination came earlier, in the Super Wild Card Weekend against the Dallas Cowboys.