Tom Brady announced on Wednesday that he was ” – but he may see another NFL contract in his future. New England Patriots Owner Robert Kraft said he would like to offer Brady a one-day contract so the NFL icon can officially retire as a Patriot.
Several NFL Hall of Famers have previously signed one-day contracts to retire with their original teams, including Jerry Rice, LaDainian Tomlinson and Emmitt Smith.
Brady, 45, is widely considered theto ever play – with seven Super Bowl wins and three league MPV awards. He also holds NFL records with 89,214 regular season passing yards, 649 regular season touchdowns, 13,400 playoff passing yards and 88 playoff touchdowns.
Brady shocked some fans in 2020 when he announced he was leaving the Patriots after two decades and joining the Buccaneers. He led his team to a Super Bowl victory the following year, but when the Buccaneers failed to make it to the championship last year,
In the end, Brady did not retire, and instead played in the 2022 season.
If he does stick to his retirement this time, he will be eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2028. He has also to join Fox Sports after his retirement.
Brady started his NFL career in 2000, selected by the Patriots as the 199th draft pick overall. It seems possible he may end also his career where he started – in New England.