Mike Evans And Chris Godwin Thank Tom Brady

January 29th, 2022

The sadness is flowing at JoeBucsFan.com world headquarters, as is the appreciation.

Tom Brady has left the building. Yeah, there are social media rumblings that might lead one to believe Brady isn’t really retiring. But Joe can’t go there.

Two of Brady’s closest friends on the Buccaneers sent him public Twitterings of love this afternoon as The Goat prepares to move on. You can see them below.

Others on Twitter have been shouting retirement messages at Brady, from wide receiver Cyril Grayson to Bucs legend Derrick Brooks.

It’s real. And it hurts real bad. But it’s also invigorating.

The Bucs still have a strong roster in a crappy division. They have what they need to make sure a veteran quarterback with a prayer of winning a Super Bowl is under center next season. And as for the Bucs’ looming free agents, most guys go where the money is, and the Bucs aren’t broke.



40 Responses to “Mike Evans And Chris Godwin Thank Tom Brady”

  1. Rod Munch Says:

    I’m hearing now that there is conflicting information, that Brady hasn’t said he’s done… I hope to goodness that is in fact the truth and ESPN is, as always, just more fake news trash….

  2. Killian Says:

    Am I missing something? Brady hasn’t come out and announced retirement yet. This is just a report from a journalist. Even Profootballtalk is saying it’s currently just speculation.

  3. HC Grover Says:

    AArrrrrgh! We are screwed. Now get Arians out too and start over. Kiffin? Might as well. New goal win division.

  4. SKBucsFan Says:

    Wtf? Why is nobody letting the GOAT make his own announcement before replying. They are taking the spotlight away. If your name us t Tom Brady then hold off your Twitter response until he speaks.

  5. SKBucsFan Says:

    Unless your name is Tom Brady I mean…

  6. Gettinthebucs Says:

    I really think he’s angling to get AB back. Just my personal opinion.

  7. Rod Munch Says:

    …His agent, Don Yee, released a statement Saturday in response to that reporting. Brady has not made a statement himself, and said he would take time with his family to make a decision after Tampa Bay’s season-ending playoff loss to the Rams last week. According to separate reports, Brady has not informed the Buccaneers he intends to retire….’


    Could it be they’re jumping the gun, it’s just fake news from the fake news leader ESPN?

  8. Gettinthebucs Says:

    We ain’t heard a peep out of gronk since that “year 12” tweet.

  9. SKBucsFan Says:

    Would be hilarious if they were wrong. Rappaport career wouod be done. NFL network is showing Brady Suoerbowl highlights.

    Cmon TB12. Stay on and spite the experts. Lol

  10. Keith V Says:

    Rodgers watch

  11. MoHawg Says:

    I am assuming if Mike, and thank Godwin are sharing their good-byes to Tom then I would assume he is retiring? if not, awkward.

    Let the rebuilding begin, ugh!

  12. Rod Munch Says:

    MoHawg – it wouldn’t be awkward, they’d just say, HOLY SH@# WE JUST GOT BACK THE GOAT!

    Do you really think anyone else would care that they said, you’re the best on social media, like that would cause a conflict?

  13. Steven007 Says:

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful if in an effort to spite the media claiming otherwise that he does give it one more go and plays until he’s 45 like he’s said for about 10 years now? Not banking on it but wouldn’t it be nice?

  14. PassingThru Says:

    It just seems like yesterday that Brady took over for an injured Drew Bledsoe during the Jets game. The Patriots went 5-11 the previous season and were en-route to going 0-2 to begin the current season. Prior to the game, Bill Belichick and his OC Charlie Weis visited the Jets coaching staff, and intimated that they were expecting to be fired.

    Who in their right mind expected pick #199 from the 2000 draft to change their fortunes? Brady took that team to the Super Bowl as underdogs. The Rams were expected to win that game and establish themselves as a dynasty. A dynasty was born, it just happened to be the other team. And of course, down to about 40 seconds, deep in their own territory and no timeouts, Madden mentioned to the TV audience that he expected the Patriots to fall on the ball and take the game into OT. When they didn’t, Madden just said flatly, “I don’t agree with what they’re doing.” About 20 seconds later, Madden added “Now I like what they’re doing”. Brady led the Patriots on a march up the field, all the while minding the clock and remaining composed. “I like this Tom Brady, he’s as cool as a cucumber.” Brady led them into easy FG range a few second later. Game.

  15. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    The people in the today’s media generally have no respect. They are really not all that different from their counterparts in the old “yellow jounalism” days of the 1890s. Competition dictates all. The reporter who scoops all others wins the day. (That’s right it is all for a fleeting moment of recognition. Though, with enough “scoops” in hand eventually the reporter gets a raise in salary.) 😆 What else is new?

  16. Rayjay1122 Says:

    I wonder if he sits a season then plays a year or 2 in Miami before retiring for good. He will miss the game too much and he did not look like a guy walking off the field for the last time like Breed did. Seems fishy.

  17. Rod Munch Says:

    …The Buccaneers hoped to make an emphatic pitch to persuade Brady to play one more year, but Tampa Bay recognizes that that effort is not expected to have an impact…


    So Arians says he doesn’t know anything about this and the Bucs haven’t pitched him yet on how they’re going to keep the team together, yet the article says Brady is retiring in part because he knows the team isn’t going to be able to be kept together.

    That doesn’t add up…

    Why would someone who is as tight-lipped as Brady let this leak on a Saturday afternoon?

    If it is true, then I bet you anything, its some jerk working for TB12, probably on a retirement video as part of a big announcement that leaked it.

    If we don’t hear from Brady in the next hour or two, then that confirms he is retiring, he’ll just stay silent until he’s ready to do a big announcement.

  18. Steven007 Says:

    As I just wrote in another post, Michael silver just reported that Brady himself called Jason licht and said he hasn’t made a decision yet.

  19. SB Says:

    “Brady angling to get AB back”……….BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

  20. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Don’t be sad Joe. Look at the bright side.

    This is both the first time in JBF history that you can post about a Bucs playoff loss and a Bucs HOF QB retiring lol

  21. Steven007 Says:

    Minutes ago Brady’s dad told a reporter that his son is not retiring…

  22. yucboy Says:

    Brady just announced he is playing one more year, was what I dreamt about last night

  23. Joe Says:

    This is both the first time in JBF history that you can post about a Bucs playoff loss and a Bucs HOF QB retiring lol


  24. captivajim Says:

    Rodgers will not come to Bucs.. He will not want to be compared to Brady week after week…

    With Brady gone; why would Godwin resign ? Jensen ? Fournette ?

    Glaziers should clean house-starting with Arians , Leftwich (if he’s not gone to Jags) & of course BOWLES-lest we forget him of all

  25. Rod Munch Says:

    captivajim — If Brady is gone, you really only have to have one down year, it’s not like you must be a 3-14 team for the next decade.

    So you resigned Godwin for sure.

    Jensen? That’s questionable, but you might be more likely to resign Cappa.

    Basically you resign anyone who might help you in 2-5 years from now, and cut everyone else, take your cap hit this offseason, as much as possible.

  26. BucsfanChad Says:

    If he does retire, we need to be very appreciative of what he has done for us. At the same time, there are a couple of good QB’s that might be looking for a new home. Maybe trade for Russell Wilson, who wants out of Seattle. Great arm and accurate on the deep throw. Would be fun to watch in a BA offense.

  27. captivajim Says:

    Rod Munch ;; I said ” WHY Would Godwin resign”

  28. Rod Munch Says:

    captivajim Says:
    January 29th, 2022 at 5:11 pm
    Rod Munch ;; I said ” WHY Would Godwin resign”


    Sorry, misread you. I’m part tard, words don’t always read write 2 me.

    Anywho, why would Godwin resign? That would be Licht telling him the plans. Personally it should be, we’ll resign Winston, you know, when you had your greatest success.

    But the other option would be to simply tag him again. The Bucs have that option, it’s like $19m this time, which is probably what you’d pay him yearly anyways.

  29. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    If I don’t see Gronk’s tweet thanking him, I won’t believe it. He will mot leave Gronk hanging just like that.

  30. Purplepirate Says:

    “Minutes ago Brady’s dad told a reporter that his son is not retiring”

    Not quite. He said he hasn’t decided.

  31. Purplepirate Says:

    Damn, sad he’s going out due to one of the worst defensive calls in NFL playoff history. Good job, Bowles.

  32. Mike Johnson Says:

    Brady has probably already talked to these guys. Why else would they send farewells?

  33. BBro Says:

    Thank you TB12 for bringing the respect that our players deserved. God Bless

  34. Captain Oblivious Says:

    I am still in the denial stage of grief at the thought of Brady retiring. I’ve been a fan since he replaced Bledsoe in the game that PassingThru so eloquently recounted.

    I still hold out a glimmer of hope that he continues his career even if it isn’t with the Bucs. I speculated in earlier posts that it would make sense for him to play for the 49ers (if the Bucs didn’t win the SB in Feb, which of course they won’t). I still think this is possible, especially if the 49ers lose today and more so if Jimmy GQ plays poorly.

    Joe, is there a way I can view my earlier posts?

  35. GoBuxx Says:

    He’s retired. Wonder how this team will look next year.

  36. Steven M. Says:

    Killian and Steven007 have it right. Why is everyone memorializing Tom Brady ? He hasn’t confirmed it. It ain’t over until it’s over, said Yogi Berra.
    This would be another great Brady comeback ! Everyone saying goodbye and he decides to stay ! This could be a trick play ! Say it ain’t so Tom. LET’S GO !!!!!

  37. Eric b Says:

    Its not official yet, TB12 one more SB!!! Come on man you bring my whole family together for your games!! We been watching for 22 years!!! Ill never forget the beat games ever!!! YOU WON THAT GAME AGAINST LA, ONE MORE SB YOUR STILL ELITE!!!

  38. Larry Bailey Says:

    So sad denial its over oh yeah like the water boy movie oh no we suck again

  39. You gotta be crazy Says:

    Tom will hold a news conference when he retires. He had more class than most

  40. Trey Long Says:

    Brady himself doesn’t know. AB isn’t ever coming back. The only contract he might see is week to week.