Tom Brady’s GOAT Run Ends In A Heartbeat


Brady tipping his cap to bucs fans after a 31-14 loss to the cowboys in the 2022 NFL Wildcard game. NBC Sports

CJ Bennett, Reporter

  Tom Brady, an American football quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. He spent his first 20 seasons with the New England Patriots organization, with which he was a central contributor to the franchise’s dynasty from 2001 to 2019. He has competed in 10 Super Bowls, and has the most appearances from a Quarterback in NFL history. He won 6 super bowls with the Patriots and 1 with the Buccaneers. 


  Brady decided to retire in February of 2022, only to unretire less than six weeks later. While Brady admitted he would have preferred to have more time to mull over his future, he shared that his decision to unretire was prompted by the NFL calendar and out of respect to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brady said this in a podcast he was on,“I want to give it a shot and I owe it to my teammates and our great coaches and our whole organization. We built something pretty special here in Tampa the last few years. We were pretty close to a super bowl run year, at the end of last year. We lost to the Super Bowl champ. They made a few more plays than we did in that game.” Brady, experienced a heartbreaking loss to the Los Angeles Rams during last season’s playoffs. He would like to avenge himself this season.


  In the 2022 NFL season, the Buccaneers would open their new season off on the road against the Dallas Cowboys. Brady would lead his team to a playoff berth, but the buccaneers had a losing season with an 8-9 record. The Buccaneers would play the Cowboys in the Wildcard round of the NFL Playoffs. They would start off the first half slow against the Cowboys, with  the score being 18-0. The buccaneers would fight back but it wasn’t enough to gain back the lead, losing the wildcard game 31-14.


  In an interview with the media after the loss to the Cowboys, Brady said,”I love this organization, it’s a great place to be,thank you everybody for welcoming me. All you regulars, I’m just very grateful for the respect, and I hope I gave the same thing back to you guys. So, thank you very much”. Brady, who turns 46 in August, will become an unrestricted free agent after the season. He’ll have decisions to make and options to choose, including a 10-year, $375 million deal with FOX Sports that waits for him immediately after he is done playing. This could have very much been the last time we will ever see Brady playing on the football field.