Tom Brady retiring came as a shock to fans last week, and now he’s saying that he needs to get better at retirement on Monday’s edition of the SiriusXM podcast. The NFL champion has now taken up a new career—dishing out comedy on his retirement.
The first time Brady’s retirement news made waves was on February 1, 2022, after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost to the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl playoffs in the 2021 postseason.
But a few weeks later, he signed another contract with his team, claiming there was unfinished business. It appeared that a year after joining the team, he had had his fill. Last week, after spending 23 years as a football player, he retired. The 45-year-old posted a video of himself telling fans that it was for good.
This final retirement post came with a lot of reactions from fans and even his ex-wife, Gisele Bundchen. The supermodel had nothing but love for her former husband, wishing him the best future ahead.
Tom Brady‘s retirement was also up for discussion during his time on the SiriusXM podcast, where the former player joked about his retirement history.
Oh, wow — Peyton Manning wrote @TomBrady a handwritten letter after he announced his retirement.
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— SiriusXM (@SIRIUSXM) February 6, 2023
Tom Brady Retiring A Second Time For Good But Comes With Its Complexities
Tom Brady retiring a second time has opened him to a life of no more practices or field time, and he has to learn new ways of navigating his life post-retirement.
On a SiriusXM podcast, Tom Brady joked about his history, saying, “You know, I’ve done it once before, so I’ve gotta figure this out and get good at this actually,” before explaining that he is pumped up for the future. Tom Brady retiring has opened him up to advice from friends, and he is ready to explore and discover more about himself.
The seven-time Super Bowl champion noted that things would be different but that he feels relieved as his life is free from the pressures of preparing for another season. For now, he cannot tell what emotions he will deal with when that time comes, but he has learned to appreciate the present and feel satisfaction.
Brady Received Support From Family And Friends
While on the SiriusXM Podcast, his mom, Galynn Brady, tried reliving her son’s moment as a superstar player, alleging that watching him pursue his dreams was bliss for the family. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback set to hit the field for the Super Bowl, shared a congratulatory message to the retiree.
Likewise, Peyton Manning mentioned that Tom was his motivation through the years. Manning hinted that the Buccaneers’ star’s legacy will live on despite the exit. Media mogul Oprah Winfrey could relate to his struggle of leaving behind a passion that has followed him most of his life.