Tom Brady ‘Fearful’ Of Retirement

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Change is scary. Regardless of what you do in life, there comes a time when change is necessary, but that doesn’t make it any easier. That especially holds true when you’ve been doing something as long as Tom Brady has.

The seven-time Super Bowl champion is the quintessential football player. It’s pretty much all he’s ever known. However, he’ll turn 44 years old in August and will begin his 22nd season in the NFL this fall. So retirement can’t be too far away.

Let’s not get ahead of ourselves though. The man just led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a Super Bowl in his first season with the franchise. He threw for more yardage in 2020 than any year since 2015, and for just the second time in his career, he threw for 40 touchdowns or more.

Still, Father Time catches up to us all. Brady understands that, but he also believes he’s still got a lot to give. In a recent appearance on Hodinkee Radio, the former sixth-round-pick-turned-superstar opened up about a lot of things.

“I have a lot to give,” Brady said, via Fox News. “I think there’s a lot of time and energy still focused on being a great quarterback. That when that’s done, although I’m a little fearful of it ending, I am open to the belief that there will be a lot of opportunities for me to do things that I haven’t had a chance to do that I really think I can help a lot of people.”

Seeing Brady want to play well into his mid-40s isn’t all that surprising. He knows he’s a well-liked player who will have opportunities beyond the football field, whether in a broadcast booth, as a coach, or somewhere else.

Brady isn’t ready to hang it up though, and he won’t be until his play begins to take a noticeable decline. Well, either that or when he no longer has the desire and drive to put in the work needed to help his team win.

“I think I’m just hanging on to those last moments where I still feel like I have the competitive desire to train hard and put my team in a position to succeed,” Brady continued. “I took on a big challenge going to Tampa. I don’t think the final story has been written yet.”

Tampa Bay fans certainly appreciate Brady taking on that challenge. It has certainly paid off.

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Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and


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