- Tom Brady, the American football legend, decided to return to the field again, only 6 weeks after deciding to retire.
|Cristiano Ronaldo and Tom Brady|
“I’ve always thought football is an all-encompassing show,” Brady said at the time. “If you don’t have a 100% competitive commitment you won’t succeed, and success is what I love most about our game.”
Brady posted a tweet through his official account on the social networking site “Twitter”, in which he said: “During the past two months, I realized that my place is still on the field, not in the stands.”
“That time will come, but not now. I love my teammates and I love my supportive family; they have made everything possible. I will return for my 23rd season at Tampa Bay to finish the unfinished business.”
What does Cristiano Ronaldo have to do with it?
Tom Brady’s decision to return to the stadiums came hours after his meeting with Cristiano Ronaldo, the Manchester United star.
Cristiano Ronaldo published a picture with Brady at Old Trafford, after Manchester United beat Tottenham Hotspur (3-2) in the English Premier League, thanks to a “hat-trick” for the Portuguese star.
Commenting on meeting Tom Brady, Cristiano said: “It’s always a pleasure to share ideas with one of the greats of all time.”
Ronaldo, 37, appears to have played the role of inspiring Brady’s return to action, which many fans who watched their meeting believe.
But it seems that Brady has been planning for a while to return, which he hinted at in previous press statements.
It is worth noting that Brady’s last game in the American Football League (Super Bowl) ended with his Tampa Bay losing 27-30 to the Los Angeles Rams in this year’s league playoffs.
Tom Brady has won the Super Bowl 7 times, and is the most crowned and oldest among the Super Bowl champions, as he won the title in 2020 at the age of 43 with Tampa Bay, and led him to his first title in 18 years.
Brady won the Super Bowl 6 times with the Patriots, before achieving his seventh title with Tampa Bay.
The annual salary of Brady before his retirement amounted to $ 19 million after he was receiving 28.4 million, due to the restrictions of the salary cap in the American League.