“The Most Humble Superstar I’ve Ever Met”

July 11th, 2022

Joe likes every potential person of influence who encourages Tom Brady to keep playing until he can’t perform at a high level any longer.

Brady needs more people like that in his life. ‘Just keep playing, Tommy.’

NBA playing and broadcasting legend Charles Barkley is one of those guys in Brady’s circle, and Joe hopes Brady hears Barkley’s calls for him to stay on the field indefinitely while he’s playing well. After all, Barkley succeeded where Brady hopes to: as a top analyst in his sport.

While it’s all-in Bucs with Brady for 2022, Joe still holds out plenty of hope for Brady playing in Tampa in 2023.

Barkley joined NFL Network recently and shared his plea for Brady to keep going and passionately explained that the ability to be an active and great player is a treasured gift, so Brady should exhaust it until he can’t. Barkley was busy at an amateur golf event this weekend that draws a lot of NFL participants. Brady wasn’t playing, but Barkley has been around Brady at The Match tournaments and elsewhere.

“He’s the most humble superstar I’ve ever met,” Barkley said of Brady, before lumping hockey great Wayne Gretzky in the same category. Barkley said he always brings up Brady and Gretzky when he’s asked about humble sports celebrities.

Joe knows all the speculation out there, but would anyone really expect Brady to hang it up if he has a good healthy season?

Imagine how hard it would be for Brady to know he’s a top-5 quarterback while traveling to call, say, a Matt Ryan-Dak Prescott matchup for FOX.

15 Responses to ““The Most Humble Superstar I’ve Ever Met””

  1. SB~LV Says:

    The Brady knows… only the Brady knows… it will have everything to do with how this season plays out.
    Super Bowl win and he’ll be back.
    I don’t think he’ll be back without the adrenaline of another Super Bowl

  2. Buc50 Says:

    Superbowl win and he’s gone. Going out on top is the ultimate flex even for the GOAT.

  3. zorro Says:

    Superbowl or no Superbowl if he enjoys playing and the competition, he should play every single snap he is able until he can’t. I think it would bug him forever if he hung it up and still thought he could compete.

  4. BucsNoles Says:

    Chuck knows humble???

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Derek Jeter…..another humble one……and Aaron Judge, a humble superstar on the way…..my Yanks!!!

  6. Wade Landry Says:

    LeeRoy Selmon…low key…humble ass kicking mellow cat…PaulGruber…same..

  7. LOL Says:

    Rather him retire than go to another team after this season tbh…..

  8. Longtime Brady Fan Says:

    If he wins a SB this year it’s over.

  9. Steve Burke Says:

    Evidently, Charles Barkley has never had the pleasure of meeting #4 Bobby Orr…

  10. No one important. Says:


    You should listen to Jim Norton’s Epic Derek Jeter rant. You might change your mind.

  11. David Says:

    If they go far in the playoffs but do not win it all and they can have a hell of a team next year, I think he comes back as long as he’s healthy and playing great.
    If they win the Super Bowl I think he retires.

    So as much as I’d like him back, I’d rather have them win the Super Bowl this year and watch him sail into the sunset … During another boat parade

  12. Oneilbuc Says:

    I my opinion Brady is done after this season with bucs regardless of wining a superbowl or not . I think he really wanted to play with the dolphins. I thought that was a made up story but come to find out it was true. BA said he wasn’t going to be traded because that’s a bad business move. So to me if Brady really didn’t want to play here than let him walk. We have a young quarterback that they have been developing. So to all yall who is begging Brady to come back need to stop begging him. He really don’t want to be here if he was younger he would probably sit out this season and just leave next year when his contract is up.


    BucsNoles Says:
    “Chuck knows humble???”


    He actually does to a large degree. He is amazing when meeting everyday people. Really patient with his time and pleasant. A cool dude.


    ^^ Especially with kids

  15. Eddie Marz Says:

    Don’t count on Brady next year. Enjoy this season to the max. This very well may be it for Brady. Too much going on to keep playing in my opinion. GOBUCS!