Joe Burrow didn’t appear to imagine that Tom Brady was finished with soccer, however the Bengals quarterback does have a idea as to why the seven-time Super Bowl champ initially known as it a career in February.
During a current look on the “Full Send Podcast,” Burrow, 25, weighed in on Brady’s temporary retirement, calling consideration to the rampant hypothesis about the 44-year-old quarterback’s future, which peaked after Tampa Bay was eradicated from the playoffs in January.
“He’s playing way too well to give it up right now,” Burrow stated. “I think he wanted to shut down the conversation. Cause if he didn’t announce his retirement, everyone would be talking about, ‘Is he retiring, is he not retiring?’ So I think he went ahead and did it to get everyone off his back so he could think about it.”
ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Jeff Darlington broke the information in late January that Brady was hanging up his cleats for good. Brady’s father, Tom Sr., dismissed the report a short time after, explaining his son had not but decided about the future.
Brady confirmed his retirement on Feb. 1, solely to announce his return 40 days later. Brady Sr., in the meantime, put the media on blast for the drama that ensued.
“They were announcing his retirement before he even retired,” Brady Sr. stated in March on the “Greeny” podcast with Mike Greenberg. “You know, the media made the news. He was not ready to make any decision and didn’t make any decision, but Schefter and Darlington stated it as fact. You know, he hadn’t made any decision on that.”
Brady is now gearing up for his twenty third NFL season and his third in Tampa Bay. Burrow, a season faraway from a Super Bowl look, will go to Brady and the Buccaneers in December.
When Brady finally retires once more, he’ll be transferring over to Fox Sports to grow to be their lead NFL analyst. The Post’s Andrew Marchand first reported final week that Brady agreed to a monster 10-year, $375 million deal.