On Saturday (Jan. 29), ESPN reported that NFL quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tom Brady, was planning to retire after 22 years, after Tampa Bay’s loss to the Los Angeles Rams last weekend. They even made a big announcement of it via Twitter and other social media.
Now, Brady’s camp is doing damage control and setting the record straight. Both the AP and The Athletic have confirmed that a call was made from Brady to the Buccaneers, stating that he hasn’t made a decision yet on whether or not he’s going to retire.
Brady’s agent, Don Yee, stated, “Without getting into the accuracy or inaccuracy of what’s being reported, Tom will be the only person to express his plans with complete accuracy. He knows the realities of the football business and planning calendar as well as anybody, so that should be soon.”
We’ll keep you posted on this story. For now, check out the timeline of the report that Brady was retiring below.