Tom Brady’s dad denies reports that the legendary QB is retiring
Tom Brady may not be retiring after all, according to a source incredibly close to the QB.
Brady’s father, Tom Brady Sr., denied reports from NFL insiders that his son’s career was over.
Brady Sr. “insisted” to KRON4 News’ Kylen Mills that the “retirement reports are NOT true.”
Tom Brady may not be hanging up his cleats after all.
Despite reports from NFL insiders Adam Schefter, Jeff Darlington, Ian Rapoport, and others on Saturday that the seven-time Super Bowl champion is set to retire after 22 seasons in the NFL, Brady’s father, Tom Brady Sr., says the claims about his son are unfounded.
Brady Sr. told KRON4 News — a Bay Area news network located near the quarterback’s hometown — that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB is not retiring. According to a tweet from KRON4 reporter Kylen Mills, Brady Sr. credited reports of his son’s retirement to “an online publication [that] started circulating an unsubstantiated rumor.”
“A number of NFL insiders are now reporting it,” Mills added.
Brady’s agent, Don Yee, neither confirmed or denied initial reporting from the NFL insiders, but he said in a statement that “the only person to express his plans with complete accuracy” will be the quarterback himself.
NFL reporter Michael Silver said on Twitter that Brady told Buccaneers General Manager Jason Licht that he hasn’t yet made a final decision on retirement. Around the same time, Brady’s TB12 brand deleted a tweet announcing his retirement that followed the initial reports.
Schefter, Darlington, and Rapoport — three of the most trusted reporters in and around the NFL — have all stood by their initial reporting. It’s unclear whether Brady Sr. was truly attempting to set the record straight or just trying to “protect his son,” as Mills suggested in a follow-up tweet, by allowing him to make the retirement announcement himself.
But either way, Brady Sr. was unwavering in his message.
Mills said he “insisted” that “retirement reports are NOT true.”
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