Tom Brady announces 'I'm coming back' for 23rd season 'in Tampa"
Just seven weeks after announcing his "retirement," legendary NFL quarterback Tom Brady announced Sunday he will return to play for his 23rd season and do so "in Tampa."
When Brady's retirement plans were first reported, the longtime Patriots and Bucs QB announced his retirement via social media back on Feb. 1. But doubts over how long Brady would actually stay away from the field began to swirl almost immediately.
The Buccaneers left the door open for a Brady return, although they did some QB shopping on the free agent market. Now, they will return to their top post as NFC South favourites and legit Super Bowl contenders. They won a Super Bowl in 2020 and won the division in 2021, with Brady under center.
"Total excitement," Bucs head coach Bruce Arians texted NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport Sunday.
Everything has just changed, NFL fans.
Meanwhile, here's Atlanta, Carolina, and New Orleans reacting to the Tom Brady announcement: