Tom Brady and his retirement rumours have been heating up. But Shannon Sharpe doesn’t think that the Bucs QB will retire anytime soon.
Tom Brady is widely considered the greatest NFL player of all time. He is a 7x Super Bowl champion, a 5x Super Bowl MVP, and a 3x NFL MVP. His list of accolades is ridiculously long. His longevity is unprecedented. Even after 21 years at the top of his game, he is still one of the best QBs in the league.
He holds the record for passing yards (91,653), completions (8,542), touchdown passes (664), and games started (344). He has 264 career wins, the most by any QB in the history of the sport.
.@TomBrady turns 44 today.
— More SBs than every franchise
— Beat 19 teams in playoffs
— 34 playoff wins
— No. 1 all-time TDs
— No. 2 all-time yards
— As many NFC titles as Rodgers, Brees, Ryan
— 3,039 yards in SBs
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 3, 2021
However former Patriot and Brady’s friend Rob Ninkovich opened up about Brady and his future. And he believes that we might have seen the last of him.
“Yeah, it wouldn’t surprise me if Tom decided to just kind of walk away and you know, do whatever he wants to do, because listen, right now he’s in bonus time. “I mean, he’s got TB12 that he has grown to being, you know, in LA and New York and Boston. And he’s got his own brand coming out in the Brady brand…”
But Shannon Sharpe isn’t buying too much into it.
Shannon Sharpe does not think Tom Brady will retire this season.
Brady and the Bucs will be preparing to face the Los Angeles Rams this Sunday. And the matchup looks to provide a hell of a game. But amidst the pressure of the playoffs, rumours of Brady’s retirement have been flying. But Shannon Sharpe is believing any of it.
“No, he just threw for the third most passing yards in the season in NFL history, he just led the NFL in passing touchdowns and Skip if you were to win the Super Bowl, you know damn well he coming back for the three-peat, that’s what would set him apart. The three-peat, something that’s never been done,” Sharpe said.
“So here’s the guy that would be, had won 8 Super Bowls coming back for a chance to win nine & the ninth would be on a three peat. Brady’s not going anywhere. He’s having too much fun, he enjoys it.”
Even at the outstanding age of 44, Brady put up MVP number this season.
In leading the Bucs to a 13-4 record and the No.2 seed in the NFC, Brady finished the 2021 regular season with 719 passing attempts, 485 completions, 5,316 passing yards and 43 touchdown passes. All of these make him just the third quarterback along with Drew Brees (2018) and Peyton Manning (2013) to lead the league in all four major statistical categories since 1991.
So it should be interesting to see how Tom Brady’s future pans out after the Bucs season comes to an end.