It appears that Bucs players believe Tom Brady is going to either retire or play for another team next season.
After the Bucs were eliminated from the playoffs last week, Brady sounded like he was saying goodbye to the franchise during his postgame press conference.
Tom Brady ends his press conference with a thank you to the media in what sounded like a goodbye: "I love this organization. It's a great place to be. Thank you everybody for welcoming me. Just very grateful for the respect and I hope I gave it back to you guys."
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) January 17, 2023
“I love this organization, it’s a great place to be, thank you for welcoming me”
Tompa Brady out?
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) January 17, 2023
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is reporting that several Bucs players have told him that they would be surprised if Brady came back to Tampa Bay next season.
My story: https://t.co/oevz1tfzA2
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 21, 2023
“Based on their final interactions with Brady, it felt to them as if Brady was leaving Tampa with no intention to return. One said, “I’d be surprised if he’s back.”
Another opined, “He sounded like a person saying goodbye for good.”
NFL fans are already guessing which team Brady will play for next.
My guess is Vegas https://t.co/W6TBShM3zD
— timthehead (@tim_thehead) January 21, 2023
My guess is the Dolphins or Raiders https://t.co/MC0UasG6Q4
— Justin Jefferson II (@GetGriddy18) January 21, 2023
The Carolina Panthers are your 2023 NFC South Champions. https://t.co/VIwUJlQIYe
— . (@ThomasWrrld) January 21, 2023
Future raider. https://t.co/rCZTnEfLLG
— MontanA__ (@AlexMontanaaa) January 21, 2023