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.

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About the Author: J.C. Allen

J.C. Allen is one of PewterReport.com’s newest beat writers. As a New England transplant, he has closely followed Tom Brady’s entire career and first fell in love with the game during the Patriots 1996 Super Bowl run. J.C. is in his second year covering the team after spending a year with Bucs Report as a writer, producer and show host. Some of his other interests include barbecuing, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends. His favorite Buccaneer of all time is Simeon Rice and believes he deserves a spot in Canton. Follow J.C. Allen on Twitter @JCAllenNFL.
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Lawdy
Lawdy
3 months ago

Welcome back TOM!

gcolerick
gcolerick
Reply to  Lawdy
3 months ago

What great news! Brady and Barrett need to conference call Godwin and Davis to talk about home town discounts!

chefboho
chefboho
3 months ago

This is the news I like to receive on a Sunday. It’s going to be really interesting to see who comes back now. They’ll almost have to work something out with Godwin. Spytek and the boys have their work cut out for them but we know with Brady back, discounts will be taken

76Buc
76Buc
3 months ago

I don’t know what to say except what I just screamed —YYEEEESS!!!!!!!!!!

BucHarbour
BucHarbour
3 months ago

Whoohooo!! Gives the Bucs a chance to keep some of their key players and go for it all again. Also gives them another year to develop Trask to take over. They’ll likely need to do something for the cap, though, and restructure guys left and right to free up the space needed to get this team back together to the extent that they want to. Still need to find younger replacements for a couple of spots. What a way to end the day.

Alldaway 2.0
Alldaway 2.0
3 months ago

Major respect to TB and his family. If they are all in and love the Tampa Bay area we should return that respect to them.

BDOG
BDOG
3 months ago

Hell yea!!!! Go Tom Go!!! Is Licht on conference call with Jensen, Cappa, and Marpet for one more ride? Sign-em back, come on back Ali M.

sunshineben
sunshineben
3 months ago

YES!! Thanks Tom and give your wife a big kiss

Jdgamble31
Jdgamble31
3 months ago

LFG!!!!!!

Spitfire
Spitfire
3 months ago

A-amazing! If we stay healthy we 100% have a chance AND it gives Trask a real season to learn behind Brady!

Dude
Dude
3 months ago

He’s……baaaacck!

Naplesfan
Naplesfan
Reply to  Dude
3 months ago

One can imagine the other NFC South teams and other competitive teams in the NFC such as the Packers and Rams going “ohhhh shit!”.

BucWonder
BucWonder
3 months ago

Oh f*ck yes!!!!

SufferingSince76
SufferingSince76
3 months ago

As Frank Barone would say, Holy Crap!!

fredster
fredster
3 months ago

Thank god! I had accepted Bucs would suck again and like that we are back! No perverts please Watson. That would killed our future too.

Captain Sly
Captain Sly
3 months ago

Wow! I almost can’t say I’m surprised since I predicted that he would return, but Wow I’m Surprised!

PissedOffBuc1988
PissedOffBuc1988
3 months ago

Hell yes. Lfg!!

Buc76
Buc76
3 months ago

Ali Marpet needs to un retire!

Naplesfan
Naplesfan
Reply to  Buc76
3 months ago

Interesting thought … we don’t know his motivation for retiring, but if the GOAT can reconsider, so can Ali.

drdneast
drdneast
Reply to  Buc76
3 months ago

I agree. Hope he gives it some consideration. I think his retirement had more to do with those three weeks he sat out with a concussion last season.

Erik Jager
Erik Jager
3 months ago

The Buccaneers need to trade Brady, so I can get awed by Blaine Gabbert highlights.

drdneast
drdneast
Reply to  Erik Jager
3 months ago

Chortle, chortle. Very dry. Good one.

drdneast
drdneast
Reply to  drdneast
3 months ago

That dog you heard howling was Gabbert’s mutt who he propelled with his foot into a small orbit.

bucballer
bucballer
Reply to  Erik Jager
3 months ago

Not fair to Trask! At least have Brady and Trask fight it out in camp and preseason to see who starts!

Eddie
Eddie
Reply to  bucballer
3 months ago

Yes, Arian is saying to Trask, this is your big chance you will have a chance to knock off the old guy during camp this summer.

bucballer
bucballer
3 months ago

This changes EVERYTHING! This week will be fun to watch! Wow! Welcome back Tom!

Captain Sly
Captain Sly
Reply to  bucballer
3 months ago

Yeah I never felt the so called “Brady Effect” until just now.

bucballer
bucballer
Reply to  Captain Sly
3 months ago

Me too my friend! We will see it in full effect these next couple of days! Congrats friend!

ScottC543
ScottC543
3 months ago

LFG!!!!!!

Naplesfan
Naplesfan
3 months ago

Fantastic news, obviously. And puts an instantaneous end to all the talk of mortgaging the Bucs’ future to trade for a highly questionable Watson, thankfully.

The fact that Tom made a point of citing the love of his teammates clearly indicates that his Bucs teammates must have lobbied him hard to come back … which is understandable.

Presumably Licht had his plan C ready to go if the GOAT changed his mind, and is prepared immediately to move forward with other free agent contract restructures and signings, and draft evaluations as well.

seat26
seat26
3 months ago

This was worth waking up for… Wow. Just when Bucs were going to pull the trigger on a very good but apparently troubled QB. I like this a lot!

Buc 1976
Buc 1976
3 months ago

Well

Horse
Horse
3 months ago

Wow! Great news. Okay so this what was going on. I couldn’t figure out why they were way okay with pushing salary cap down the road. Now it makes sense. If Marpet and Gronk come back we’re in really good shape.

Thunderman
Thunderman
3 months ago

Brady himself can transform us back to a SB Contender! Welcome back and many thanks!

Dman
Dman
3 months ago

Wow! Let’s see what that does for the roster. Gronk, Ali, Davis, Jensen, Lenny. Lots of cap work. Puzzle pieces starting to fall into place.

Dman
Dman
3 months ago

And gives us a year to groom Trask.

drdneast
drdneast
3 months ago

Thank god I don’t have to sit in the stands and suffer from watching that rubber armed college QB from Gainesville try to make it in the NFL. Well, at least for another year.

bucballer
bucballer
Reply to  drdneast
3 months ago

There’s no guarantee that Brady starts ahead of Trask! Let the battle begin!

Captain Sly
Captain Sly
Reply to  bucballer
3 months ago

Are you seriously trying to give Drd a heart attack?

Eddie
Eddie
Reply to  bucballer
3 months ago

I am with you there. Arian is the boss

Naplesfan
Naplesfan
Reply to  drdneast
3 months ago

But unfortunately we have to listen to the rubber-dicked whiner and complainer crying about drafting Trask at the end of the second round.

bucballer
bucballer
3 months ago

Ma! Where r my football pants!

Buc 1976
Buc 1976
3 months ago

I’m looking forward to football season NOW GO BUCS

bucballer
bucballer
Reply to  Buc 1976
3 months ago

Me too Buc 1976! Let’s start planning the football Sunday parties! Us ole timers could not be more happy than I am right now!

Eddie
Eddie
3 months ago

Maybe there was a point or points of contention between Brady and the coaching staff, that led to Brady and wife said ‘it is not worth a third year”. Contention was lately resolved with Glazer family’s involvement in England this weekend during or before the Manchester United match.

Naplesfan
Naplesfan
Reply to  Eddie
3 months ago

Still sticking with that stupid narrative that Brady and the coaches didn’t get along – after Brady has a career year, leads the league in passing, and the offense leads the league in passing?

SMH!

Eddie
Eddie
3 months ago

Amari Cooper to replace Antonio Brown?

Captain Sly
Captain Sly
Reply to  Eddie
3 months ago

Amari Cooper was traded to The Browns. Won’t be happening

Eddie
Eddie
Reply to  Captain Sly
3 months ago

Missed that, too bad.

MIArmysoldier
MIArmysoldier
Reply to  Eddie
3 months ago

Now that would be awesome…he’d have to be real cheep or a hell of a signing bonus…

NC Greenbeard
NC Greenbeard
3 months ago

Looks like PR needs to re-write their battle plans now…..

scubog
scubog
3 months ago

Gee, what happened to those folks who claimed Brady retired because Leftwich didn’t use enough play-action and Arians interfered with the game plans? What about the one in which Brady wanted to be a 49er? Maybe that meant he wanted to play five more years until he hit 49. People are just too quick to start connecting dots and twisting perceptions to satisfy their own ill-advised narrative. In this case trying to justify their own complaints about the offense. Funny how those rumor mongers never publicly acknowledge their mistaken statements. The world is full of Fonzie and my mother-in-law types… Read more »

Naplesfan
Naplesfan
Reply to  scubog
3 months ago

Exactly