AP: Despite reports, Tom Brady hasn’t made up mind about retirement

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) watches the sideline during a NFL divisional...
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) watches the sideline during a NFL divisional playoff football game between the Los Angeles Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, January 23, 2022 in Tampa, Fla.(Alex Menendez | AP Photo/Alex Menendez)
Published: Jan. 29, 2022 at 2:42 PM EST
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TAMPA, Fla. (WMBF/AP) - Despite reports that he’s stepping away from the game, Tom Brady hasn’t told the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that he hasn’t made up his mind yet.

That’s according to two people familiar with the situation in a new report from The Associated Press.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Jeff Darlington first reported Saturday afternoon that Brady would be retiring after 22 NFL seasons. Brady’s company, TB12 Sports, then tweeted congratulating him on his career accomplishments and indicating his retirement before deleting it.

Brady’s agent, Don Yee, said the 44-year-old quarterback would be the only person to accurately express his future.

“I understand the advance speculation about Tom’s future,” Yee said in a statement. “Without getting into the accuracy or inaccuracy of what’s being reported, Tom will be the only person to express his plans with complete accuracy. He knows the realities of the football business and planning calendar as well as anybody, so that should be soon.”

According to the AP sources, Brady also called Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht to say he has not made a decision.

A sixth-round draft pick out of Michigan in 2000, Brady became a seven-time Super Bowl champion, spending most of his career with the New England Patriots. He won six of those titles with the team alongside head coach Bill Belichek.

Brady became a free agent and signed with Tampa Bay in 2020, leading the Buccaneers what is now his final Super Bowl win last season under head coach Bruce Arians. As of Saturday, he remains under contract with the Buccanneers through the 2022 season.

In addition to his seven Super Bowl rings, Brady, 44, is also a five-time Super Bowl MVP, a three-time NFL MVP and has been selected a First-team AP All-Pro three times.

He also holds the record for most career quarterback wins, most career passing touchdowns and most career passing yards.

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The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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