UPDATE: Disputing reports on Tom Brady’s retirement

by Seth Udinski

Seth Udinski, FISM News


FISM News reported on Saturday that NFL legend Tom Brady was retiring after 22 seasons in the league. This report was confirmed by multiple sources, including ESPN insider Adam Schefter:

Quickly following these reports there were several outlets who refuted this claim, saying that Brady had not officially announced his retirement, and these reports were speculative.

The Sporting News ran a report on Monday revealing that multiple sources close to Brady, including Brady’s own father, claim the retirement storyline is false and that Brady has not decided to hang up his cleats just yet.

Even Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said he had no knowledge of any impending retirement announcement:

Sources have also said that Brady has not yet informed the Buccaneers’ executives of a decision one way or the other:

It now seems the consensus among sports reporters is that while there has been speculation of Brady’s retirement since he is 44 years old, he has not yet come to a final decision.

Brady has previously said that he would like to play at a high level until he is physically no longer able to do so. Since he is coming off of one his best statistical seasons of his career, it would seemingly make sense for Brady to return next season, according to this reasoning.

While speculation abounds, only Brady himself knows which way he is leaning.

FISM News will continue to follow this story and provide updates as they develop.