According to a report from Ian Rapoport, Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady is going to consider retirement following the conclusion of this season.
If Brady does decide to ride off into the sunset, Sunday's matchup against Matthew Stafford and the Rams could be his final NFL game…if he loses.
According to a source close to Brady, the public chatter about Brady's potential retirement at age 44 is, at least, an issue to be concerned about and paid attention to. And no one has swatted it down.
A person close to Brady explained the mentality: At the end of the year, he'll put the emotions aside, let them pass, then make a decision about whether he wants to return. One cannot anticipate what it will be, the source said.
From @NFLGameDay: Could Tom Brady retire? After the season, he’ll consider it. My story: https://t.co/akKjY0RPip and video 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 pic.twitter.com/dcajMtf8fC
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 23, 2022