False Alarm? Tom Brady Is Not Retiring?

January 29th, 2022

UPDATED 5:17 p.m. – It seems Tom Brady’s dad isn’t buying any of the reports that his son is retiring.

What a Saturday afternoon it has been!

NBC Sports in San Francisco says the elder Brady, a resident there south of the Bay, says it’s all a big rumor, The Goat isn’t hanging up his cleats yet.

Brady Sr. has been known to call sports radio shows and to speak out on NFL matters and happenings tied to his son.

Is it possible that Brady decided to retire and didn’t tell his beloved dad? That would be very un-Brady-like. This is the same guy who almost always thanks his mom and dad during televised postgame interviews.

What a circus this is becoming. Joe suspects Brady is smiling somewhere laughing his ass off.

Below the NBC San Francisco Tweet is a similar but more specific one from Mike Giardi of NFL Network.

Fingers crossed!

77 Responses to “False Alarm? Tom Brady Is Not Retiring?”

  1. HC Grover Says:

    Up yours to Goodall?

  2. SKBucsFan Says:

    LMAO. If the Bucs were a publicly traded company the share price could have just dropped 50% and now maybe risen back up.

  3. Rod Munch Says:

    This is going to be 100x worse if we hear he isn’t retiring, then does so in 3 weeks…

    I’ve already accepted our future, with Gabbert at QB, Leftwich as HC, and going 3-14 and playing for the #1 pick…

    To go from that, to winning a SB again…

    Then back to Gabbert….

    Don’t do this to me TOM!

  4. Derek Says:

    LFG Brady!! One more comeback!!

  5. SKBucsFan Says:

    TB12 could be on a private island resort in the Bahamas where the internet is spotty. Maybe I should start that rumor.

  6. Oxycodoms Says:

    “The Decision II”

  7. SRQSalt Says:

    This going to be the 🐐 non retirement EVER.

  8. Rod Munch Says:

    Will Brady now eligible to win comeback player of the year if he doesn’t retire?

  9. D-Rok Says:

    HA! I just saw this tweet quoting his father.

  10. Jeffbuc Says:

    I think he was going to retire. It got leaked him as the ultimate competitor got pissed and said I will show all you ESPN media people. I will not retire just to spite your reporting. Just to make them look bad. He will come back win the super bowl and as he accepts the Super Bowl mvp trophy he will say I am retiring. Now you can correctly report it Adam. Mic drop.

  11. adam from ny Says:

    dang all this is crazy…

    the goat ain’t retiring and his dad said so…

    nuff said

  12. Colonel Angus Says:

    You’re playing with my emotions Joe!

  13. Rod Munch Says:

    Picked a hell of a day to quit sniffing glue.

  14. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Say it isn’t so, Joe.

  15. adam from ny Says:

    balls to the chin…balls to the chin…

    that’s all i have to say for now…


  16. One Wish Says:


    If this is true, you’re the 🐐 of sports journalism. Straight facts end of story. Plain and simple.

  17. Rod Munch Says:

    ESPN has not pulled or updated their story yet.

    But that’s what fake news does.

    They will say what they reported is true and accurate, BUT, Brady then changed his mind and unretired, probably because Putin secretly sent him money…

  18. EA Says:

    WTF is going on

  19. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    Man! If after all the grief Buc fans have been put through today turns out to be more “fake news” …. aaargh!!! 🤯 🤑 😁 😎

  20. SteveK Says:

    Brady can take all the time he needs and I hope he can come to a family decision that suits him best. That MFer is still the best in the league and he deserves all the time to make the decision best for his family. When they meet, I hope there is a sense of realization that the Goat is healthy, playing at peak level, and could be a part of another run. It pains me to see think of the sacrifice he makes for his family and hopefully they are able to work out a solid way to make it happen and “appreciate” one another. With that said, I would appreciate the opportunity to watch TB12 come back and come out firing bc he’s still so, so good.

    If he hangs it up that’s ok, but the Bucs should be ready to do whatever necessary to build for a reload with Brady.

    If I were a family member, friend, confidant of the Goat, my vote would be for him to keep playing football at and leading the NFL. What a stud, a true competitor, and leader. Go Bucs! Go Brady! We are not done yet!

  21. Smashsquatch Says:

    “So you’re saying there’s a chance….”

  22. Rod Munch Says:

    JimbobBucsFan — I’ll happily accept the fake news if it turns out to be true… very very happily.

  23. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Those who hastily cancelled their season tickets may regret it.

  24. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Maybe Brady just wanted to see the reaction….sort of like watching your own funeral.

  25. D-Rok Says:

    LOL, Rod – one of my fave quotes from a great movie, Airplane. To add to it,

    “Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit taking methamphetamine.” LOL

  26. Elita Vita Says:

    Quite possibly he said he was retiring. Later as some time passed he realized he is really deep down not comfortable with his decision. So for now, let’s put the brakes on a bit.

  27. Steven007 Says:

    The season ticket angle is an interesting one, and cogent. First payments for renewal are up very soon. Likely he didn’t intend to announce until after that even if he does intend. Seems like no one knows except Tom at this point.

  28. Rod Munch Says:

    Greg Auman is also now reporting that Brady called the team and reiterated that he has not made a decision.

    This is fake news!


    At least we have some hope for probably another 2-3 weeks, I expect we’ll hear something, one way or another, right after the SB.

  29. SKBucsFan Says:

    And apparently he is on vacation. Lol

  30. D-Rome Says:

    I believe he wants to retire but he wanted to do it his way which is not getting scooped on Twitter.

  31. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    “Sources close to”
    “A reliable source”
    “Multiple sources”
    “An anonymous source”

    Only Brady (or Joe) or perhaps Giselle….will I believe.

  32. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Spotty cell service provider?

  33. Rod Munch Says:

    What if this is what happened…

    Brady doesn’t know what he’s going to do, but wants to have some big announcement one way or another.

    So he tells his TB12 team to make a retirement video – but it’s solely as a ‘just in case’ video — they wouldn’t know that. They then leak the news to whoever, ESPN runs with it, they say on the TB12 account, ‘what a great career’, then delete it when the boss calls and says what the flying f—- are you f—— doing with my f—– f—- —- — —– Twitter —– account, you’re FIREDDDDD’.

    If we see any job openings at TB12 on Monday, you’ll know I’m right.

    That’s a plausible scenario, completely made up to be clear, but I could see it happen. There’s ‘solid’ insider info that says Brady is done, otherwise why is he having his team make a retirement video.

    Make up your own fantasy scenario…

  34. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    TB12 and Gronk probably laughing right now with all these retiring talk going on.

  35. Rod Munch Says:

    Jmarkbuc Says:
    January 29th, 2022 at 5:08 pm
    Spotty cell service provider?


    HAHAHA… it’s the reverse T-Mobile ad in affect!

  36. Swampbuc Says:


  37. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Glad it isn’t true, but if it were true,. he picked a great time to announce his retirement, when 1/2 of Tampa is drunk at Gasparilla.

  38. #8 Says:

    Tb12 trolling ESPN for pushing false deflategate nonsense?

  39. Connor Says:

    Well it was reported by Adam Schefter, who is notorious for false alarm reports

  40. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Maybe BA is retiring and he reconsidered. This is like the Rams seesaw game. On your toes. Maybe BA or Bowles steps in and ruins his potential return.

  41. YuctoBucs Says:

    CNN just reported Tom Brady is retiring and joining the Democratic Party to help with their awesome agenda that’s ruining our country, but will also help them during the midterm elections… per Brian Salter

  42. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    Maybe, I should head over to Big Storm in Ybor tonight. Then I will check back in a couple of days and see what the latest is onTB. 🙄😲😪😴 😎

    Oh, wait! has that establishment even opened for business in Ybor yet? What shall I do? 🤣

  43. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Perhaps he was thinking out loud and was misunderstood by the “source”….

    Tom “I’m thinking about retiring” (but I haven’t decided for sure yet)

  44. Rod Munch Says:

    It certainly seems like this ESPN story is trash, not true, and is going to get retracted sometime here soon.

    Regardless it doesn’t mean he’s not retiring, and I’d guess we’re not going to know anything until a couple of days after the SB.

  45. YuctoBucs Says:

    Oh wait CNN just said Brady is indeed retiring, but is now joining the Joe Biden administration to Make America Great Again ? Per Don Lemon

  46. HC Grover Says:

    More fake news. Good Grief it is all fake.

  47. Rod Munch Says:

    The fake news circle that ESPN is using for this is great…

    They say that Arians has said he doesn’t know anything about this, and his dad says he’s not made a decision… then they say….

    EVEN so Evans and Godwin thanked Brady on Twitter…

    Evans and Godwin were reacting TO the ESPN story – and ESPN us using that reaction as a way to validate their story…

    That’s how fake news works.

    ESPN still hasn’t added the part, being reported everywhere else, that says Brady personally called the team and said he’s made no such decision. Amazing they’re leaving that out even as they update their story.

  48. Buc You Says:

    Ha ha ha….. I bet Brady Sr and Giselle are in a battle for Tom’s future. Makes the stor(ies) even better!

  49. Rod Munch Says:

    Mike Evans has now DELETED his Tweet…

  50. steele Says:

    I hope it has been the biggest fake news false alarm ever.

    Because if he is hanging it up, his legacy will be sealed with highlights of the greatest wasted comeback ever, Kupp burning Bowles, SMB, Winfield forever, Matt Stafford trash talk forever.

  51. Bucfan81 Says:

    Its a Bucs Life only our team could screw up a retirement like this LOL

  52. crazybucs_CL Says:

    i thought ME13 and CG14 did thank him….. what kind of circus is this???

  53. Rod Munch Says:

    crazybucs_CL Says:
    January 29th, 2022 at 5:33 pm
    i thought ME13 and CG14 did thank him….. what kind of circus is this???


    They were responding, like everyone else, to the fake ESPN story.

    Note that Mike has deleted his tweet.

  54. adam from ny Says:

    wow they’re playing this perfectly, as now it’s the biggest story in sports besides tomorrow’s championship games and the upcoming superbowl…

    and yes all this is colliding with season ticket renewals coming up in just shy of 2 weeks…

    a whole lot of “maneuvering” is going on right now…

    but one thing’s for sure, they’re turning this into the top story in sports right now, and a viable leading story in the national news…



  55. orlbucfan Says:

    How old is Brady Sr.? 80? 75? Great info source. Hopefully, Jr. is retired. Thank god. Giselle makes more $$ than Brady does and that’s millions. The entire Bucs team won the SB plus the Division this year. All the crap is about Brady, Gronkowski and that fruitcake Brown. Bye-bye. Looking forward to the off-season cos it will be interesting and positive.

  56. Gdevo Says:

    Maybe we should call this one “Retiregate”. Lol

  57. steele Says:

    On the other hand, guys, if you’re Brady, how on earth do you look at this team and believe you will be back in SB contention again this year? All three coaches can go. Godwin, Lenny and RoJo (but both are replaceable, IMHO), Jensen, JPP, Suh, Gholston, Stinnie UFA. Disappointing secondary. In a one year window for someone who doesn’t hang around for a rebuild, it’s not a good proposition.

  58. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Oralb, I hope he does retire and Bucs end up with Mariota, Wentz, Dalton or even better Jamais, that way you have something legit to b@#ch about.

  59. Pewter Power Says:

    Damn reporters. Darlington and Schefter didn’t get that from a junk journalist so freaking annoying

  60. Hodad Says:

    His dad didn’t say he ain’t retiring either. He’s gone.

  61. steele Says:

    If it’s over, I think Russell Wilson would be the only QB with the intense winning drive to get it done as a Buc. He’s had crap coaching and bad teams for years in Seattle. Even a depleted Bucs team would give him more than he’s had in Seattle for years.

  62. Im not tired anymore we Super Bowl Champs!! Says:

    I’m having a beer. Can’t handle this…Go Bucs! One more goat! LFG!

  63. tnikkichristy@gmail.com Says:

    I’m sick of the posters on this site. Even without Brady this team with a competent QB goes 12-5. Do you folks really believe that after a SB and divisional loss they would hand over the reins to Trask? Jesus FING Christ! This team has a solid O-Line, a good running game with Fournette and Bernard, excellent receivers with the potential addition of Juju SS. The D line is solid and we would most likely add depth if JPP retires, three really good safeties, one solid corner. WTF are you folks talking about? We need a competent QB to be competitive and will certainly win the NFC “crap” South. Ease up!

  64. Bojim Says:

    Love to have him for another year. Got to wait to hear it from him either way. Soon I hope.

  65. Oneilbuc Says:

    He’s coming back but this draft is important!!

  66. Tye Says:

    Come on Joe!… Don’t sink down to Florio inconsistent level… You are much better than that!

  67. T REX Says:

    Don’t be fooled…he is gone

  68. bucschamp Says:

    Tom helping nfl because nobody likes to watch rams/49ers/chiefs and Bengals lol

  69. Tye Says:

    bucschamp…. I concur!

    Not much exciting about these games coming up!

  70. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Ya know what, if it ain’t the Bucs love to see Cincy win the SB, Joe Burrough has balls and less of a bleeder that TB12. 9 sacks against Tenn, he must of felt like he was living the life of a UFC fighter.

  71. Reddington Neck Shores Says:

    this is like that t mobile commercial with the spotty signal and the wrong message.

  72. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    Thanks Rod Munch nice Airplane reference! Made me laugh

  73. RandsABucFan Says:

    Brady to the 49ers and Jimmy GQ to Tampa. There is the Lynch to Licht connection.

  74. Robertg Says:

    Seems TB set set to receive around 15ml on his signing bonus on the 4th. If he retires it will be after that

  75. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    Maybe this is all just a media fabrication to draw interest and get clicks?

  76. Joe M Says:

    Brandy’s lovely wife and kids have a great time watching dad compete live. They all have smiles on their faces win or loose. Mom and dad too. Please, stop these dumbass rumors. He’s sticking around another year. The TB show will be picked up for another season and will come back stronger than ever. AB learned alot about what to do and not to do to get the job done. Just please, BUCS, get a new defensive coordinator. PLEASE!!

  77. BucsCoolade Says:

    Fake news or botched news ..

    He might be leaving bucs but not leaving football .

    Also the botched news can help the TB mgmt to trade him to SF. When are we getting a jimmyG thread.. ? Lol