After initially announcing his retirement earlier this year, future Hall of Fame QB Tom Brady announced he would be returning for his 23rd NFL season. These past two months I’ve realized my place is still on the field and not in the stands. That time will come. But it’s not now,” Brady wrote in a tweet. I love my teammates, and I love my supportive family. They make it all possible. I’m coming back for my 23rd season in Tampa. Unfinished business LFG.”
These past two months I’ve realized my place is still on the field and not in the stands. That time will come. But it’s not now. I love my teammates, and I love my supportive family. They make it all possible. I’m coming back for my 23rd season in Tampa. Unfinished business LFG pic.twitter.com/U0yhRKVKVm
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) March 13, 2022
Brady will be returning to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for what will be his third season with the team. The quarterback, who is widely regarded as the greatest of all time, spent his first 20 NFL seasons with the New England Patriots. Brady ultimately won six championships with the Patriots before adding another with the Buccaneers two seasons ago.
Brady, now 44, will have a chance to add to his lead in all-time Super Bowl wins for a quarterback. The next closest to Brady’s seven Super Bowls are Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana, who each won four championships. No current quarterback has led his team to more than one Super Bowl after Ben Rothlisberger, who won two with the Pittsburgh Steelers, announced his retirement earlier this year.
Brady’s seven or more Super Bowls is likely to become a sports record that won’t be touched for quite some time, if ever at all.
Tom Brady also has a commanding lead on several NFL passing records. The future hall of famer will now be adding to a career total of 624 touchdown passes, good for the most all-time. Aaron Rodgers, who has thrown 449 career touchdowns, is the only active quarterback with an outside shot of catching Brady in the near future. Brady has also thrown for the most passing yards of all-time with 84,270 yards and counting. Drew Brees briefly held the record before Brady caught up with him in 2021.
After Brady’s announcement, FanDuel Sportsbook has Tampa Bay tied with the Green Bay Packers as NFC conference favorites.