Tom Brady And Playing Beyond 2022

March 15th, 2022

“Don’t get any ideas, Kyle. And you need a new No. 2 pencil for meetings.”

With 2022 free agency launched and amidst the ecstasy of Tom Brady unretiring, Joe is taking a moment to look at one important thing revealed by Brady’s return.

Despite all the talk of Brady’s many off-field interests and allegedly how involved and committed he is to them — including a new apparel line and a new movie for his production company — Brady had no problem finding time to going back to being the most committed football player in history and to maintaining his elite conditioning. Oh, and he’s trying to be an involved dad to his three kids and a good son to his old parents who live 3,000 miles away from him.

So anyone paying attention should realize Brady isn’t nearly as involved in his off-field interests as has been reported.

And Joe considers that a fantastic thing for Bucs fans.

If Brady really retired and jumped knee-deep into TB12 operations, his production company’s growth and the clothing line, and his alleged burning desire for family time, then there’s no way he’d be back with the Bucs. More likely, what happened early this year is what many of his NFL peers have suggested; Brady reconnected with his family for a few weeks and quickly said to himself, “I can’t do this.” At least not now.

Joe has an eye on Brady playing beyond one more year. And Bucs officials have that in their heads, too, so Joe is certain the team will set the table this week as best it can to make it attractive for Brady to stay a Buccaneer for life — or at least for 2023.

Michael Jordan retired twice and likely only left the game after two years with Washington because his team was bad. Tiger Woods, 46, is nearing another comeback as he works for the strength to be able to walk a full golf course on his bad wheel.

Hopefully the Bucs can keep everything wonderfully Brady-friendly in Tampa so Bucs fans don’t have to endure another February like the one that just ended.

23 Responses to “Tom Brady And Playing Beyond 2022”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    And if Ira can still work at 107…..all things are possible!!!

  2. John Collins Says:

    That other 12 just signed for record $. Brady thought no don’t cast shade on me. Just win baby

  3. Todd Says:

    WEN Gronk?

  4. SOEbuc Says:

    POOR ole Brady family. And a private jet to visit your parents or them to visit you is different from the Griswalds on a road trip to Wally World.

  5. Allbuccedup Says:

    Finally that creepy Watson is out of the picture.

  6. Beeej Says:

    I expect they can’t sign Gronk or playoff Lenny until after the new league year starts, when they’ve somehow figured out how to get under the cap

  7. Goatfarmer Says:

    The playoff loss to the Rams was brutal, emotionally and physically, and no question Brady, like most of us fans, was staring at Todd Bowles going “WTF” after the 30 second collapse to end the game. Gronk said if he were forced to decide at that moment, he would retire .

    Brady is human and must have hated Bowles interviewing for jobs during Rams week, and then watching the defense being so horribly unprepared with a poor game plan and worse execution.

    But then 40 days with Gisele and the vacuum cleaner and as the Rams smoke cleared, reflecting on a successful season personally and team-wise, yes indeed it’s goat farming time again, baby!

    Yes there were probably disagreements with BA. As in any high performing organization, you want debate, and constructive criticism brings about the highest performance in teams. But all that other rubbish is laughable.

    Brady was probably pissed his retirement decision was leaked and set about to punish the leakers with false flags about turmoil with BA and the team. When that leaked, Brady knows who can’t be trusted with privileged information, and those that can’t look like stooges with herpes.


  8. Mike Johnson Says:

    OK so we make another run with Brady. But for how long? Everybody raves about the GOAT. Understandable. But last season during our run, I witnessed a Defensive line which was best. I also witnessed a Defense who could not stop offenses when they needed to. You better have a very good Defense. The Rams are bringing theirs back, And they..walloped us real good twice last year. Proving..Great Defense wins Championships

  9. Buc1987 Says:

    I think Brady loves playing for Bruce Arians.

  10. Goatfarmer Says:

    Certain teams are kryptonite for other teams. For Brady’s Bucs, it’s the Saints and Rams. But to use the Rams playoff game as some proof that the defense is lousy is a huge overstep. That week, Bowles was interviewing, the starters were mostly back but hadn’t played together much all year, and Cooper Kupp. No one was able to slow that beast down. No one.

    The young DBs will continue to improve and with some average luck on the injury front, should have a bounce back year. The front 7 accounted for 47 sacks and were once again top 5 at stopping the run and as a whole, an above average defense.

    Having been a Bucs fan since Ike Hagins returned preseason kickoffs for touchdowns in 1976, I’d rather push the chips all in and worry about life after Brady when it happens. Now is the time. LFG. Grab that hot iron and clobber the NFC South with it.

  11. #8 Says:

    Jpp and Jones are family plus the Brady connection. That’s be crazy if that happens.

  12. Its a Bucs Life Says:

    Anything we as fans get from Brady after 2022 is just a HUGE bonus.

    Unless the coaching or Defense gets better the Bucs aren’t winning a Super Bowl. Double digit wins a playoff win will be it. Which is awesome when you look at our history. But with the inept coaching for long stretches of the season and the defense being bad in pass defense we are not getting another ring.

  13. webster Says:

    Can we stop with the stupid narrative that a coach interviewed during game week? Raheem interviewed too and his team won it all. The nfl implemented a new rule that allows coaches still in the playoffs the ability to interview as those coaches were missing out on oppotunities in the past. Bowles taking an hour to have a zoom call is not why they lost. You guys sound stupid

  14. Christopher Schiefen Says:

    There was a Hollywood Life article in my Apple News feed that stated they had sources that Gisele thinks Tom has many years left to go, and she was fine with that because of how good he is.

  15. webster Says:

    Kevin o’connell who was hired by the vickings interviewed twice during the playoffs. Stop the stupid

  16. Miller5252 Says:

    Joe, Brady’s gotta play through 2023 and hopefully Gronk as well. It’d be pretty bad a$$ for Tampa to bring back the creamsicle uniforms just to see those two in them!

  17. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Buc1987 Says:
    March 15th, 2022 at 12:09 pm
    I think Brady loves playing for Bruce Arians.

    Love your subtle and outright retorts to List & Proud Bucs Fan……they deserve the wrath of everyone on this site.

    I’d certainly be willing to forgive if there was a mea culpa coming from them but I don’t think that’s forthcoming.

  18. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Webster –
    Not saying you’re wrong cause I don’t know for sure, but here’s what Brady said 3 days before Rams’ playoff game-
    “This isn’t the time for the trips to the movie theaters. This is the time to lock in on football. All we have is three days left and we have to earn more. You just look at it like that as far as anything you can kind of put off until the end of the year.”
    Something tells me he wasn’t really talking about going to the movies…

  19. Joseph C Simmons Says:

    I’ll say this: Brady won’t pull the retire/unretire thing next year. He does not want to be another Brett Favre.

    At his age he has no choice but to take it a year at a time, so he’ll have to decompress after 2022 as well. But if he has another MVP-type year, I got a feeling he’ll be back again in 2023.

  20. orlbucfan Says:

    When is this ego nut going to retire? When he gets his neck broken in a sacK? Hope Arians is working with the young QB drafted last season.

  21. TampabayDJ82 Says:

    Notice how we don’t see all the fake fans on here like LISTNFRMAFAR with his “FREE BRADY AND LET HIM LEAVE TO THE 49ers CUZ BRADY HATES BA” ?? Where’s all the ones who doubted the Bucs and MVP QB TOM BRADY ?? Go Bucs !!

  22. TampabayDJ82 Says:

    @Goatfarmer – Absolutely correct about Brady faking his retirement because of the media coming out and retiring Brady themselves !! He was just making them all look like fools 🤣.. Like Shannon Sharpe and that other dude who were talking about how Brady “Retired from the Bucs , not the NFL and would be playing for San Francisco week 1 ” .. Ten minutes later Brady says he is coming back to play for the BUCS !! Now their all backpedaling saying Brady made the wrong choice ??? I think 🤔 Brady knows a little more about what’s going to happen with the Bucs then any Media pukes 🤮.. Go Bucs

  23. Eddie Marz Says:

    I know it seems unfair that teams still playing would have their coaches unavailable to interview for other jobs, while other non playoff teams coaches can. But it seems totally inappropriate for a coach to interview for other teams while his team is still playing. We don’t let players do that, why would the NFL let coaches do it?