Well, that didn’t last long.
Roughly two months after announcing his retirement, quarterback Tom Brady announced Sunday he will return to play for his 23rd season and do so “in Tampa.”
These past two months I’ve realized my place is still on the field and not in the stands. That time will come. But it’s not now. I love my teammates, and I love my supportive family. They make it all possible. I’m coming back for my 23rd season in Tampa. Unfinished business LFG pic.twitter.com/U0yhRKVKVm
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) March 13, 2022
Days after Brady’s retirement plans were reported, the longtime Patriots and Bucs QB announced his retirement via social media on Feb. 1. But doubt over how long Brady would actually stay away from the field began almost immediately.
Brady’s retirement ended up lasting all of 40 days — though it was never official as it never came across the league transaction wire.