Bucs quarterback Tom Brady is never shy about showing off his sense of humor.
Whether it’s asking Elon Musk to remove his infamous NFL Combine photo from Twitter, joking with President Joe Biden about forgetting what down it was in a game against Chicago or subjecting himself to a Netflix roast special, Brady is never one to miss out on a chance to poke fun at himself.
The latest example comes in the form of a Hertz rental car commercial, and it’s a reference to the quarterback’s brief 40-day retirement. Brady stars as the commercial’s “director” in what is branded as his “post-retirement career option No. 9.” He quickly calls for “cut” and launches into a monologue about thought process behind retiring from football.
“Look, bring it in. So, you’ve been working at the same job for, like, 22 years, right? You’re just not feeling it anymore,” Brady tells the commercial’s actors. “So, you retire, and that’s when it hits you. Maybe all you needed was a vacation.”
The scene then cuts to Brady driving a rental car on vacation, and when it cuts back to the commercial’s set, the future Hall of Fame quarterback channels his inner Leonardo DiCaprio from that famous scene in The Wolf of Wall Street.
Brady mutters “I’m not leavin’” to himself before progressively saying it louder and then screaming it into his megaphone. Of course, this prompts one of the commercial’s actors to jump into the boom mic operator’s arms after screaming, “I told you! I told you he was comin’ back!”
So, that’s the real story of how Brady decided to come back for his 23rd NFL season, right? Maybe all he needed was a vacation.