Other than Super Bowl LVI, retirement talks of legendary quarterback Tom Brady have been the center of all discussions. The Bucs QB announced his retirement in an Instagram post on January 29.
However, the 44-year old QB hinted at a comeback on Let’s Go! With Tom Brady. “I’m just gonna take things as they come,” Brady said while talking about his return. Recently, Rob Gronkowski, longtime friend, and teammate of Brady fuelled the conversations by saying Brady is set to return to the NFL.
“The guy can play at any age” – Rob Gronkowski thinks Tom Brady will make a comeback
In his 22-year long distinguished career, Brady led the New England Patriots for 19 years taking them to 9 Super Bowls and winning 6 of those. Brady established the Patriots dynasty along with head coach Bill Belichick by his side. After his stint with the Patriots, Brady moved to Tampa Bay where he led the Buccaneers to a Super Bowl victory in his very first season with the team.
Future Hall of Famer tight end Rob Gronkowski has hinted that Brady may not be retired permanently. “The guy can play at any age,’’ Gronkowski told USA Today. “If he’s 50 years old he can still come back. I think he’s going to come back but in a couple of years. The guy’s a beast. He can play anytime.’’
Tom Brady is currently 44 years old which is ancient by NFL standards but the 7x Super Bowl Champion has shown zero signs of deterioration in his ability to win games. Brady has always taken his physical health seriously and has managed to stay in shape even at this age. So, it’s highly likely that Brady will stay in shape even in his retirement.
Gronkowski said Brady will take a year or two off and return to football. It’s not an absurd notion that Tom Brady might make a comeback at 46 or 47 years of age. The star TE himself was retired and came back to play for Tampa Bay at the behest of Brady. Gronk said he doesn’t know if he’s going to retire this offseason or not. If he does retire, perhaps he’ll un-retire with Brady in a couple of years.