Tom Brady: 2023 “Absolutely” Is On The Table

July 14th, 2022

This sure made Joe’s Thursday morning.

The only thing better than the Bucs having a fantastic 2022 season would be Tom Brady coming back in 2023 to do it all again.

It’s possible. Very possible. Tom Brady said so during a sitdown with Variety magazine. The chat was in May; the story published today.

Do you know when you’re going to be done playing football?

Tom Brady: I really don’t. I would say it’s year to year: Could this be my last year? Absolutely. Could I change my mind? Absolutely. I’ve realized I don’t have five years left. I want to do it my way. I want to give it everything I got and see where I’m at. My body feels really good. I’ve had a lot of traumatic injuries over the years, but if things go really smoothly and we win, that’d be great.

Brady’s chatter here further emphasizes that the Bucs must keep Brady flowing in top shelf offensive linemen and stud weapons. That’s the best way to keep him healthy, loaded and yearning for a fourth Tampa Bay season.

If Brady is even thinking of a fourth season, then Joe believes Team Glazer should put a fat guaranteed contract in front of Brady for 2023 ($50 million?) If he plays, he gets top dollar. If he retires, then the Bucs start shopping or begin the Kyle Trask era.

45 Responses to “Tom Brady: 2023 “Absolutely” Is On The Table”

  1. #8 Says:


  2. PassingThru Says:

    The best way to keep Brady for 2023 is to build for 2023.

    OBJ is still out there

    Trey Flowers is still unsigned as well

    Try trading for a TE. If either Dalton Schultz or Mike Gesicki haven’t been extended by the 4 PM Friday deadline, there is a chance that Dallas or Miami will consider a trade.

  3. Aceofaerospace Says:

    Pay the man whatever it takes. He’s earned it 10 fold.

  4. PassingThru Says:

    #8 Says:



  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    So….if you purchase a 20 year term life policy and you live the 20….was it wasted?
    That’s the way I feel about the Kyle Trask pick….the longer Brady plays, the less important the pick becomes.
    It is entirely possible that Kyle Trask’s rookie contract will expire and Brady is still playing.
    Not probable, but possible.

  6. SB~LV Says:

    Only if he wins the SB this year!
    He’ll come back high spirited and on top of the world.
    If it goes like last year, crushing his spirit he will toss in the towel and spare himself from all the agro …
    He’ll be a part owner and John Elway / #47 hybrid shot caller

  7. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Brady will never say the word retire. He hates the finality of the word. He didn’t even use the word in his farewell post in February. I read the entire article and he finally filled in some blanks regarding his so-called retirement. I think he felt pressured to make a decision before he was ready. There was no big conspiracy to get to the Dolphins. He said in the article he wanted to wait until July to come back. He pushed up his decision because free agency was pending and he wanted to retain some players.

    I think this is his last year, regardless of what happens. I’m really worried about his health this year. Defenders will be hunting him in hopes of being the one that ended Tom Brady’s career. The Aints will be knee hunting like they did during the last game. I’m also worried about his arm. I think he can still throw it deep, but i have questions about his velocity. Training camp will be key. I’ll be in attendance. I want to see if he’s able to make those deep out throws that require good velocity. Leftwich has always been the key for me. Brady has a great relationship with him and wouldn’t want to learn a new offense elsewhere.

  8. sasquatch Says:

    #8 Says:
    July 14th, 2022 at 12:57 pm


    You mean former Buccaneer Ndamukong Suh? Yeah, we already upgraded. If he wants to come back on a team friendly contract for 3-4 million, maybe. I just don’t think it’s happening, and he’s just not that good anymore. Might be time to move on.

  9. PassingThru Says:

    I think $3 million, $4 million tops is the rate for Suh. I don’t see any teams in a hurry to sign him, just expressions from the Raiders, Browns, and Vikings, and that may well be agent spin rather than a true, strong interest.

  10. Oneilbuc Says:

    Tom Brady will not be a buc next year even if he plays next year it would be with the dolphins the team he wanted to play for this year. Stop begging Brady !!

  11. #8 Says:

    PassingThru Says:


    Danke schoen.


  12. Jerry Says:

    Sure….in Miami.
    Bucs should start planning and thinking about a new starting QB next year no matter what.

  13. BillyBucco Says:

    Every time someone says SUH now I’m gonna think Bless You!!!
    You guys are great

  14. It's A Bucs Life Says:

    It’d be hilarious if Brady re signed here and clowned the fools thinking he’d go to Miami

  15. Bird Says:


    This makes me wonder if bucs grab a guy to keep brady thinking “dang the bucs are giving me everything and then some”. Make it another year.

    Wonder if they do that with OBJ who both have wanted to play with each other. Go more 4 receiver sets with loss of gronk.

    It would be pure filth

  16. Chris Tucker@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I read where Miami is prepared to make Shawn Peyton a very very rich man, if he coaches them next year.
    Brady will not be under contract to us, after this season, so he could go to Miami.
    Or, he could go to TV, and that huge contract ?

  17. K2 Says:

    $50 million… we could cut Evan, Godwin, and White and pay Brady. Brady has won because he understand that salary cap is a factor. If he plays…it will continue to be about balance…not getting the most. Rings are more important to him than an extra 20 or 30 million. Yes, he’s rich enough that money makes zero difference in his life style.

  18. Oneilbuc Says:

    K2 . That’s dumbest post I’ve ever seen lol 😆 😂. Who Brady going to throw to ???

  19. Oneilbuc Says:

    The dumbest post

  20. FirstTimePoster Says:

    He’s going to Miami, IMO, whether he wins another SB here or not. I’m ok with that. Draft and develop. Not a big Trask fan, but let’s see what he’s got. If not, then look towards the draft. We’re one vicious sack away from that happening anyway.

  21. Bucsfan13 Says:

    I read the entire Variety article. What a disaster. He thought he was promoting himself, but the only thing the media is focused on is the question related to his relationship Trump. Now the team will have to deal with this seven year old controversy. He’s becoming a distraction.

  22. Defense Rules Says:

    Sasquatch & PassingThru … I’ll never understand why the 2 of you seem to care so much about what Suh gets paid. That’s JL’s job. For us fans, it’s strictly a question of do we have what we’ll need on our DLine to do it’s part in getting us a Super Bowl in 2022.

    It comes down to how much confidence do we have in Vea & Hicks to BOTH stay healthy for 20-21 games IMO? And to a degree, will they provide the LEADERSHIP & MENTORING that we lost when Suh & JPP weren’t re-signed (Hall & JTS & several others will need that this year)? My answer to those 2 questions is relatively little & probably not.

    Personally I view Suh as an insurance policy. IF we’re all-in, then let’s truly be ALL-IN. Let JL worry about the money. That’s what he gets paid the big bucks for. I’m convinced that next year is really gonna suck; go for the ring NOW.

  23. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Brady’s going to Miami to live on his island mansion. He hopefully plays with Bucs again next year. Tua is the QB in Miami, believe it or not. McDaniel is a good coach. The Dolphins will be playoff team..

  24. D-Rok Says:


    Interesting thought process about taking Brady out, and bears some discussion.

    One would think that defenders would love to “take the immortal Brady out.” Yet I believe I read an article probably 5 years ago that said that defenders do NOT want to be the one to take Brady out (especially with an illegal hit) because of his status as a legend. Based on that article, it seems that people simply want to best the best by beating the best, fair and square. So I’m not sure defenders will be “head-hunting” Brady or it would have happened 10+ years ago.

    Good, thought-provoking comment, Bucsfan.

  25. Perimeter Blocker Says:

    TB12 is the reason we have a chance. We have never had a QB close to this and we need to do whatever it takes to make him happy. Basically squeeze this sponge until there is nothing left. There is no doubt our next QB will be a downgrade and to compete we will have to get stronger in other areas.

  26. PassingThru Says:

    Because Defense Rules, the Suh “insurance policy” has a price. There are no free lunches; the salary cap and ownership profit goals impose constraints. If Suh wanted to retire a Buc (your earlier contention which is “out there” as he’s a career mercenary) he would have signed with the Bucs for that insurance policy rate.

    Here’s the deal: Either no GM wants Suh, or no GM wants Suh at his asking price. That’s why he’s still unsigned. Rationally, the clearing price is nowhere near the previous one-year contracts of $8 million and $9 million. He slowed down last year, and every GM knows it. He can still contribute, but his game-to-game impact is closer to street free agent than standout. That’s why he remains unsigned, despite all the smoke about the Raiders, Vikings, and Browns having a rumored interest.

    That’s why money is important. I can see a team signing Suh at this stage of his career, but that contract will reflect his anticipated contribution level, and we (Sasquatch and myself) are stating our views as to the market clearing price. Sorry if that offends your sensibilities.

  27. Allbuccedup Says:

    Brady and Gronk 2023 Miami Dolphins write it down!!!!!

  28. steele Says:

    I agree, PassingThru. Trey Flowers would be a great addition.

    Until he finally hangs it up, we get Brady retirement drama every offseason until he’s gone, which is not a good thing. He wants to go out on top. What will he settle for? Sorry, I don’t see it getting done with the existing roster, unless they do more, and with the brutal schedule designed to deny Brady a shot.

    Or a crapload of the roster suddenly improves, beyond all expectations, including all of the rooks. Or the competition suddenly collapses all at once, Rams, KC, Bengals, Donkos (yes, they will be scary with Russell Wilson), Saints etc. all face plant.

  29. Crickett Baker Says:

    Anyone who thinks that Brady will go and play for another team (Dolphins) IMO, needs to have their head examined–by a proctologist!

  30. Defense Rules Says:

    PassingThru … Trust me, it takes a lot more than that to offend me. I simply stated my OPINION (“I’ll never understand why the 2 of you seem to care so much about what Suh gets paid. That’s JL’s job.”). Kinda sounds like you’re the one who’s getting offended.

    And no, I don’t view Suh as a ‘career mercenary’. He’s only played for 4 teams in his 12 year career. Kinda like Whitehead moving on for a better offer? Kinda like Akiem Hicks now being on HIS 4th team? Are they mercenaries too, or are they just businessmen looking to do what’s best for their business?

  31. sasquatch Says:

    Defense Rules Says:
    July 14th, 2022 at 4:26 pm

    Sasquatch & PassingThru … I’ll never understand why the 2 of you seem to care so much about what Suh gets paid.

    Financial commitments are every bit as important as coaching decisions. I personally take an interest in how a team is built and whether the decisions make sense, not just for performance and contribution to the organization, but whether the decisions being made are done in the interest of sustaining competitiveness over the medium term instead of making stupid boneheaded wasteful panic moves with questionable return. That’s what interests me. If that doesn’t interest you, that’s fine.

  32. Beeej Says:

    They should give Brady a % of the team, however small. They simply cannot repay the man for what he’s done for the franchise

  33. sasquatch Says:

    Beeej Says:
    July 14th, 2022 at 6:26 pm

    They should give Brady a % of the team, however small. They simply cannot repay the man for what he’s done for the franchise

    This would be an illegal cap circumvention. It’s anti-competitive and NFL owners don’t wanna get in the game of giving away chunks of their team to top players, cuz once you open that door, it never closes.

    Now, if the Glazers wanted to let Brady buy in at a deep discount after he retired, that would be fine.

  34. Defense Rules Says:

    Sasquatch … I assume based on your comment that you would consider the Bucs re-signing Suh, at whatever value they might place on his services, would be a ‘stupid boneheaded wasteful panic move with questionable return’, unless of course you approved of the amount.

    Out of curiosity, did JL signing Vea to a 4-year, $71 mil contract based on him playing LESS than 50% of defensive snaps in his first 4 years qualify as a ‘panic move with questionable return’?

  35. Proud Bucs Fan Says:

    Brady to Mami, write it down.

  36. TampabayDJ82 Says:

    @ K2 – That was the best comment on that subject and I agree 💯 !!
    @ONEIL Dolphin fan – You are and ALWAYS have been the dumbest person on this site ! If you were actually able to grasp what K2 was saying , you would feel as dumb as you sound . He’s saying that if they paid Brady $50 mil we would have to cut our best players for salary cap reasons !! YouranidiotONEIL the Dolphins fan !!

  37. Goatfarmer Says:

    Hilarious that Osqueel offers to another poster that their’s was the dumbest. Not in a million years with Osqueel butt prints all over these pages.

  38. Goatfarmer Says:

    It’s more likely that the Glazerettes sell the Bucs to Elon Musk than it is that Brady and Gronk are Dolphins next year. Although, on Mars, most of the Martians believe this will happen.

  39. Bucs Win Says:

    The Dolphags suck and they have dumb fans.

  40. adam from ny Says:

    so elon musk is buying the bucs or brut by faberge ?


  41. Anonymous Says:

    Brady is not going to Miami next year. At least not to play football. Ridiculous.

  42. Oneilbuc Says:

    Lol 😆 🤣 ok so now I’m a dolphins lol 😆 😂 dummies ok !!! Yall just mad Brady will be out of here next year and your begging ain’t going to keep him here. It’s already been proven that Brady didn’t want to come back he wanted to play for the dolphins and yall mad lol 🤣 😂 .

  43. Anonymous Says:

    Oneilbuc is an idiot. Brady is not learning a brand new offense at 45 going on 46 years old. Stop being stupid.

  44. Lordy Says:

    Anyone thinking Brady is gonna go to Miami is an idiot. They have an awful culture there in the front office, would have to pay big money to not only pay their brand new HC salary if they plan on getting Peyton but to also get Brady they’d have to pay big money as well.

    They don’t have the cap space, their O-line is ass, they are not a good team. Period end of story.

    Brady is not gonna go to a competitive AFC when the NFC is looking like a freaking cakewalk.

  45. dbbuc711 Says:

    I think if Glazers and Brady are serious on 2023 there should be a piece of ownership offered. I’m sure he would be interested In that.