After falling in the Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs to the Dallas Cowboys, star quarterback Tom Brady now has a decision to make regarding the future of his NFL career, whether he’s going to return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, play for a different team, or retire from the league altogether – all options are on the table. But he hasn’t made a decision on his future yet, and it sounds like he doesn’t want to be asked about it.
During his weekly Let’s Go! podcast, Tom Brady was asked by cohost Jim Gray whether or not he will play in the NFL next season, and Brady had quite a blunt and explicit response.
Tom Brady to Jim Gray on his Let's Go! podcast about whether he will play in 2023. “If I knew what I was going to f—ing do I would’ve already f—ing done it. I’m taking it a day at a time.
"I appreciate you asking. Thank you.''
— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) January 23, 2023
Tom needs time…. pic.twitter.com/aeGtU1Mnkf
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 24, 2023
“If I knew what I was going to f—ing do I would’ve already f—ing done it. I’m taking it a day at a time,” Brady said on the podcast according to Buccaneers reporter Rick Stroud. “I appreciate you asking. Thank you.”
It’s quite a fiery response to a question everyone is wondering, and the NFL world had plenty to say about it on Twitter.
If Jim Gray isn't safe, no one is. https://t.co/Vp6AfJYcDJ
— Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) January 23, 2023
Motherf—ing Jim Gray is the most relatable thing Tom Brady has done in a decade. https://t.co/BmLcviiruf
— Keagan Stiefel (@KeaganStiefel) January 23, 2023
I mean…at least he said 'Thank you' at the end. https://t.co/cvRsdLcvKN
— Adam Krueger (@AdamKruegerTV) January 23, 2023
Well technically he can't do it yet legally so he's actually wrong https://t.co/tDWaUBQT6j
— Temporary SF Fan (@HerbertBurner) January 23, 2023
— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) January 23, 2023
— Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) January 23, 2023
— Kris Zellner (@KrisZellner) January 23, 2023
While Brady is expected to take some time away from football to make his decision, that’s not stopping everyone from speculating – even his former teammates. Rob Gronkowski seems to think Brady will be playing somewhere next year while Julian Edelman seems to believe that it won’t be for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
But nobody will know for sure until Brady announces it.