Tom Brady Retirement Video Shot Days In Advance

February 6th, 2023

Tom BradyIntriguing report from NFL Network host, personality and FOX reporter Peter Schrager, a friend of Joe who is tight with folks in the Buccaneers’ front office.

Schrager hosts The Season, a podcast promoted by in which he dives deep into various subjects and talks to top-shelf NFL guests.

Remember Wednesday’s retirement video posted by Brady on social media?

Brady opened it with this statement: “Good morning, guys. I’ll get to the point right away. I’m retiring. For good. I know the process was a pretty big deal last time. So when I woke up this morning I figured I’d just press record and let you guys know first …”

Obviously, the implication was that Brady recorded the video on that day. That’s what he wanted fans to believe. But that’s not what happened, per Schrager.

Schrager said “the video was filmed days [in advance], so that wasn’t filmed [Wednesday morning]. That was a video that he filmed days ago. He went to the 80 For Brady movie premier Tuesday night in Los Angeles. That would not be him on the beach Wednesday morning. … The big takeaway is that he’s known for some time now that he was retiring.”

Schrager said his sources confirmed the video was shot long before it was released. Bucs sources said they found out that Wednesday morning before the public, Schrager added.

No wonder Brady wouldn’t answer a question today about the moment he decided to retire (or whether he’s 100 percent done as a quarterback).

Joe almost feels bad for Brady since the guy can’t seem to relax and be himself. Everything is so darn scripted and calculated.

41 Responses to “Tom Brady Retirement Video Shot Days In Advance”

  1. Beej Says:


  2. Arians4President Says:

    Being without Brady again is like waking up from an amazing dream. I just think “well, that was cool” and now we’ll go back just being hopeful for a playoff spot like 90 percent of NFL teams.

  3. DBS Says:

    Just like Gronk. He is moving on. Time to live the rest of his life. Probably commercials and other shows just like his good friend does along with his Fox shows he is under contract for. People need to let him go.

  4. SB~LV Says:

    I hope he can learn to enjoy life and find something to replace his dedication to football.
    I can’t imagine TV is the thing.
    He should talk with Roger Starbuack , sp. John Elway, Warren Sapp 🙃

  5. tbbucs3 Says:

    Wow that’s is so incredibly uninteresting and useless….

  6. BashingBucs2520 Says:

    Those 3 years feel like a blur. But you know what, tampa forever will be part of the legend of Tom Brady. Now Joe, let’s move on.

  7. SB~LV Says:

    When is 25 lbs overweight Jason Licht gonna address the WORLD about the state of the Buccaneers

  8. Jack Clark Says:

    Another tom brady article 🥱

  9. D-Rome Says:

    Did you hear sand at the exact spot where he retired is being auctioned? Last I heard the bid was up to $99k

  10. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    Allegedly. He could have easily flown overnight private and gotten back in S Fla before 9am

  11. westernbuc Says:

    These guys are so big that they’re basically corporations. Brady won’t be good as an announcer/podcaster/whatever if he can’t be himself. He’s spent so long hiding (the Belichick way) that I don’t know if he can do it

  12. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Feeling bad for Brady?…….that’s a very difficult thing to do…..

    Seems to me everything is done deliberately…..exactly the way he wants it.

  13. sasquatch Says:


  14. SB~LV Says:

    The Buc fans deserve better ownership.
    The Glazers actually think that they have done a good job.
    Not by athletic competition
    Fans are in it for athletic competition
    Fans pay to be a fan, emotional investment, buy gear, buy tickets, buy buy buy
    The Glazer’s are riding a financial monster, they reap while the fans weep

  15. Marine Buc Says:

    I like my nothing burgers with extra cheese…


    The draft is waaaaaaaaay too far away!!!

  16. Arians4President Says:

    For those upset at Joe for writing Brady articles… WTH is he supposed to write about during the second week of February?

    Most of the players have already left Tampa for the offseason, everything the GM does this time of year is secretive, and there isn’t even an o-coordinator to imagine what our offense will look like 7 months from now.

    If you’re craving substantive content several times a day for one sports team, then you should probably start following a team that is in-season.

    You people expect there to be interesting news when all the players outside of the state, watching netflix, and playing video games…

  17. sasquatch Says:

    SB~LV Says:
    February 6th, 2023 at 5:33 pm

    The Buc fans deserve better ownership.
    The Glazers actually think that they have done a good job.

    I’m not a Glazer fan boy, and I’d probably make different choices than they have, but we lose sight of the fact that:

    1. The Buccaneers have won 2 Superbowls in the last 20 years.
    2. That’s better than all but a couple franchises.

    They’re not the best owners, but they’re far from the worst.

  18. Pelsbuc61 Says:

    JBF, I feel bad for you. After enduring the Lovie/Winston years and then the euphoria of the Brady years, it’s hard to write about the reality that us fans are back to the dark ages. Let it go about Brady and concentrate on the incompetence of Bowles and the upcoming Licht personnel moves.

  19. SB~LV Says:

    Fans uprising!
    It is Our team after all

  20. McBucky Says:

    I agree with “meh.”

  21. NEfan Says:

    He probably did the video in advance and kept going back and forth in his mind and finally decided. The right move, he’s wasting his time in Tampa.

  22. Winky Says:

    Brady is a good dude.

    Sometimes in life our worth gets caught up with external stuff, getting approval, etc, not realizing we are the actual value and the stuff or things don’t bring happiness.

    Go Bucs!!!

  23. Doc Says:

    Brady retired after the Dolpins went in a different directions.

  24. Buc4evr Says:

    So what, who cares…..

  25. Tom Sumner Says:


  26. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Brady’s last retirement was an abject failure. He was caught off guard by multiple people in his camp. I think he refused to let that happen. I did not think for one second Brady got up in the morning and decided to film his retirement message for that particular day. I can absolutely see why someone would infer that was the case. I don’t see it as a big deal at all, considering how his last retirement got leaked out. He was right to only give the owner’s only a two hour notice beforehand. Everyone is calculated to some extent.

  27. mark2001 Says:

    Just read the Jenna Lane article about Sam Darnold as Brady’s possible replacement. Remember…Bowles was involved in drafting Darnold.

  28. J Says:

    Why is ANY of this important? I don’t need another TMZ wh@re bag article. You guys are supposed to be above this kind of BS. My home team fan site lowers itself to this style of reporting? Have some dignity. We don’t need a soap opera complaint cubicle to read out of, give us what counts. This does not count. And the…”I’m gonna report anything Bucs related” bailout excuse for reporting on crap, that’s run its course.

  29. stpetebucfan Says:

    I agree with Winky that Brady is a good dude. But he has a serious problem.
    It seems his entire identity is wrapped up in football and nothing else can entertain him.

    I left a fun groupies etc…hanging out on sidelines…but when the time came I was ready. I have a friend who is a retired surgeon. He has been miserable his entire retirement. I wish I could say it was because he missed all of his patients…but what he misses is the challenge and adrenaline rush that comes from performing surgery. Life and death and it makes some Docs feel like god.
    It’s the only way they can get a rush.

    Same thing apparently for Brady. I get that it’s hard to hang them up but damn does the man have no other interests to keep him entertained and occupied. Obviously money is irrelevant at this point so he could do virtually anything that entertained him. He could do “meals on wheels” volunteer at St. Vincent Depauls and help with the homeless…volunteer for the Y reads program and teach kids…there are a lot of things that are both interesting and rewarding.

    At some point he’ll move on emotionally and mentally…physically he won’t have a choice.

  30. Bucswin Says:

    Wow. So disappointed. I thought I was watching it live.

  31. LastDance Says:

    Right on Winky! Words of wisdom are appreciated.

    Hey NE/Redeemer- Brady is not starting with Fox until 2024… hoping the Dolphins send him an offer he cant refuse to play this year and be with the kids???

  32. Chris l Says:

    Schrager is the best reporter out there on the nfl! The joes still take the cake with the bucs though and the sage. Bring Schrager onto the podcast!!

  33. mg Says:

    If TB-12 puts in some time with his caddie at Seminole he will have found his new passion, gripping it and ripping it, putting with touch, now thats retirement.

  34. 1sparkybuc Says:

    The Bucs would be better off if Brady had stayed retired last year. We would at least have an idea about our need at QB, as well as being a year closer to being relevant. There were worse teams in other divisions that were still better than the Bucs, and we’re still drafting behind all of them.

  35. Dewey Selmon Says:

    This was reported the day after by E.T.

  36. steele Says:

    Once past a certain level of fame, you and your “team” “manage” your “brand”. You are an image, that is not your private self. Which means the public relations and media machine is already ahead, with multiple scenarios already set up. Deciding the direction of the spin is “hitting the button”. Brady, like all celebrities and politicians, are not candid or spontaneous. Wouldn’t expect him to be.

    This is another desperate attempt to keep the Brady gossip going. Because they have nothing else to yap about.

    They’re going to keep asking him to unretire. Even after he’s in the booth. Watch.

  37. Rod Munch Says:

    I’m sure he sat on it for a few days just to make sure he didn’t change his mind. Makes total sense.

    Also makes the Brady ‘sand’ being sold on eBay worth a lot less as the sand was supposed to have been taken from the site shortly after he made the video.

  38. BashingBucs2520 Says:

    sasquatch Says:
    February 6th, 2023 at 6:01 pm
    SB~LV Says:
    February 6th, 2023 at 5:33 pm

    The Buc fans deserve better ownership.
    The Glazers actually think that they have done a good job.

    I’m not a Glazer fan boy, and I’d probably make different choices than they have, but we lose sight of the fact that:

    1. The Buccaneers have won 2 Superbowls in the last 20 years.
    2. That’s better than all but a couple franchises.

    They’re not the best owners, but they’re far from the worst.


    Sasquatch – more like 3 competitive seasons in 20 years. I’ll trade both those superbowls for 20 years of consistency and playoff appearances. Loser mentality. If Brady chose a different team it’s be 1 superbowl in 20 years

  39. NEfan Says:

    Did any of you think possibly he waited until the down week going into the SB so he wasn’t a distraction to the SB. Geez, he’s not a deviant.

  40. Aleyz2020 Says:

    With his experience he could always stick around playing a dual role as OC and QB coach so Trask wouldn’t be another meaningless draft that went elsewhere to be discovered like Williams, Testaverde, or Young!

  41. Dreambig Says:

    Total silliness. I have a resume I might send out …. didn’t write it today. When I write my retirement notice, I might write it a day or two, or week before I actually send it. I have a ton of things I write in advance and don’t send out immediately. Gives time to make sure you check all the boxes. Maybe we shouldn’t go all paparazzi on every single breath that Brady takes.