Tom Brady unretires, set to rejoin Tampa Bay Buccaneers for 23rd season

“I have realized my place is still on the field and not in the stands.”

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) waves to fans after the team defeated the Carolina Panthers during an NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio) (Mark Lomoglio, Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

TAMPA, Fla. – Tom Brady is canceling his retirement and is rejoining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for his 23rd season, he shared on social media Sunday.

“These past two months I have realized my place is still on the field and not in the stands. That time will come. But it’s not now,” Brady said on Facebook. “I’m coming back for my 23rd season in Tampa. We have unfinished business.”

These past two months I have realized my place is still on the field and not in the stands. That time will come. But...

Posted by Tom Brady on Sunday, March 13, 2022

This comes just six weeks after Brady, the most successful quarterback in NFL history, announced his retirement.

He previously cited his decision to retire was fueled by his desire to spend more time with his wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, and his three children. It’s unclear what recently led to his change of heart.

Brady has won seven Super Bowls, three NFL MVP awards, was a first-team All-Pro three times, was selected to the Pro Bowl 15 times and has set numerous passing records in his 22-year career, according to the Associated Press.

This is a breaking story and we’ll bring more updates as they become available.


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