He’s back! After weeks of wondering if Tom Brady would remain retired, it’s now official. Brady is back for another season with the Bucs. The Pro Bowler announced the news himself on Sunday evening via his personal twitter account.
Brady cites unfinished business in his announcement of a return for a 23rd season. The GOAT originally announced his retirement on February 1, stating he wanted to spend more time with his family. After just over a month-and-a-half of speculation, he is returning to the Bucs for the 2022 season.
This changes everything for the Bucs offseason plans. They should be more open to pushing money down the line in future years to build a contender around Brady for what could be his final season.
The Bucs were linked to a possible Deshaun Watson deal, but with Brady back in the fold, any pursuit of the Texans quarterback is over. It could bode well for the Bucs chances of re-signing some of their own free agents, as the star’s return puts them back in the Super Bowl conversation.
In his two seasons with the Bucs, Brady threw 886 completions for 9,949 yards 83 touchdowns. He led them to the playoffs in both seasons, winning the Super Bowl in 2021.