Joel Glazer: No Meeting With Tom Brady In England

March 28th, 2022

Buccaneers co-owner Joel Glazer

Despite the popular and intriguing story of Tom Brady jetting off to England and having a power meeting with Team Glazer the day before magically announcing his unretirement, Joe never bought it.

It didn’t make sense. Plus no pictures emerged of Brady with Team Glazer or at Manchester United headquarters, and there were no English tabloids on the story of a meeting, plus Joe was told by a knowledgeable source that there was no reason to believe a business meeting happened.

This evening at the NFL Owners meetings in Palm Beach, Buccaneers co-chairman Joel Glazer took questions from a small handful of Tampa Bay media and Joe asked Glazer to set the historic record straight.

Joe asked Glazer if he met with Brady in England in the days/hours before Brady’s unretirement. Glazer said he didn’t want to share any discussions. So Joe followed up: “Did you actually meet with him there? Did you see him there?”

“No,” Glazer replied.

So when did Bucs ownership learn the extraordinary news of Brady’s return? “Soon before everybody else,” Glazer said.

Every Bucs fan remembers exactly where he or she stood when they got news of Brady’s 2022 return. It was that stunning. Glazer, with a big smile on his face tonight, talked about how amazing the day was.

Nothing can take away from that feeling, but now it’s clear Brady’s call wasn’t tied to a power play with ownership within hours of his announcement.

16 Responses to “Joel Glazer: No Meeting With Tom Brady In England”

  1. NCBucfan Says:


  2. New England Patriots Fan Says:

    So they did nothing to get him to come back? And he surprised everyone a few days before, and now they are building around him.

    He went to his first publicly known Premier league match and met their star player on pitch the day he annouces he’s returning and the team is owned by same owner whom have box and he was in stands with the jobbers watching

  3. Allbuccedup Says:

    You can’t believe anything coming out of a billionaires mouth its never the truth.

  4. Ash Says:

    Most the time its the simple things that are true rather than the elaborate things people want to believe happened.

  5. Bird Says:

    Nerd alert!

  6. stpetebucsfan Says:

    What Ash just said.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    They gave him time to think, just like Gronk, Brady knew they want him back!

  8. SOEbuc Says:

    Joe if you didn’t than why do you ask him if there was??? I would’ve asked for some money.

  9. SOEbuc Says:

    *didn’t buy it

  10. Aaron Says:

    Shady wanting to be like Shady brady lies sad just like y’all could of sent someone to Jackson su to check them boys out like coach prime said sad what y’all are realtalk

  11. ModHairKen Says:

    There are like 8 Glazer brothers. Plausible deniability that Joel didn’t meet with him. What about Ed, Bryan or Avram?

  12. Mikejp Says:

    Team Glazer tells the truth, he met TB and his wife before the travel. Tom and his sons would not travel there if the decision had not been made.

  13. Sparky Says:

    Breaking news rumor: Brady mad Glazer wouldn’t meet in Manchester, demands trade to Detroit.

  14. adam from ny Says:

    i’m sorry but the team power pecking order is:

    the glazers
    and so on down the line…

  15. Steve in Mad Beach Says:

    Perhaps there wasn’t a meeting, Brady was there with his boys, but they definitely talked. I remember seeing Joel Glazers head in a photograph of Brady at the game

  16. Trey Long Says:

    _pass defense is the biggest weakness
    Look at how many times D gave up 25 or more against good passers. Coaching extremely poor against Rams