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Tom Brady says he couldn’t retire after ‘bitter end’ to playoffs


The quarterback feels he can still handle the rigors of an NFL season, despite his age.

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Tom Brady’s retirement was so surprising because people couldn’t believe he would come out after a loss.

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That’s why many expected the NFL legend to return – which he did after 40 days.

Now the Buccaneers quarterback has revealed his thinking a bit more.

“At the end of the day, I love the competition on the pitch. And last year was a very bitter end to the season and we have to make a lot of corrections to try to improve and put ourselves in a better position to succeed. moving forward,” Brady told ESPN on Monday.

Tampa Bay’s season ended with a 30-27 loss to the Rams in the NFC Divisional Playoff game. Los Angeles then beat the Bengals to win the Super Bowl.

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Brady told ESPN he’s excited about the “challenge” the Bucs have with a new coach taking over. He feels he can still handle the rigors of an NFL season, despite his age.

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“I knew my body, physically, could still do what it could do and obviously I have a love for the game, I think I will always have a love for the game,” said Brady, who will be 45. years in August. “I think physically I will be able to do it. I just felt like there was still a place for me on the pitch.

“I know I don’t have much left, really. I know I’m at the end of my career. I wish you could go forever, but that’s just not the case and football is too expensive now. My kids are growing up and it’s getting harder and harder to miss these things.

“But I wanted to give myself, my teammates and our organization another incredible opportunity to accomplish something that we would all be very proud of.”


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