Tom Brady reiterates retirement amidst Raiders rumors

Despite many (many) people thinking otherwise, the GOAT is hanging up his cleats for good.

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady spoke with Sports Illustrated’s Robin Lundberg on Thursday, and he was asked about rumors he could potentially play for the Las Vegas Raiders, who he is looking to purchase a minority stake in, in the midst of reports about QB Jimmy Garoppolo’s continued injury. Brady shot them down immediately, stressing that he plans to stay retired this time.

“I’m certain I’m not playing again,” Brady said. “So I’ve tried to make that clear and I continue to profess that because I’ve already told people lots of times. But I’m looking forward to my broadcasting job at FOX next year, I’m looking forward to the opportunity ahead with the Raiders, and we’re in the process of that along with the other different things I’m a part of — professionally, and in my personal life.”

It should be mentioned that anything Brady does now doesn’t affect the Bucs in any way. The team already took the brunt of his big dead cap hit, and once 2023 is over, all loose ends of his involvement with Tampa Bay will be tied up. The Bucs are set to move on, and Brady is looking to start the first chapter of his post-football playing career.