Man … I totally feel for Tom Brady.
The 2022 NFL season seems to have been absolutely draining on him, both emotionally and physically, and that became even more evident with a new report by ESPN’s Jeff Darlington that was published Jan. 26.
The 45-year-old soon-to-be free agent quarterback apparently lost 15 pounds throughout the campaign, dealing with the stress of both the Gisele Bündchen divorce and the struggles of his Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to Darlington.
“When Brady sat quietly at his locker after an Oct. 27 loss to the Ravens, marking his first three-game losing streak in two decades, the truth of his pain would be revealed the following morning,” Darlington said in the report, making reference to Brady’s statement on social media confirming that he and Bündchen had divorced after 13 years.
How does a man decide what to do with his remaining greatness? A deeper look into Tom Brady’s Final Dilemma: pic.twitter.com/DWbGIuMzzX
— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) January 26, 2023
A few months after the finalization of the divorce, the Buccaneers managed to make the playoffs despite a losing 8-9 record in the regular season, but were bounced in the NFL Super Wild Card Weekend after losing to the Dallas Cowboys.
Last year, Brady announced his retirement from the league, but it only lasted 40 days, with Brady returning for a 23rd season. As far as this year is concerned, Brady said in the postgame press conference that he’ll handle things “one day at a time” when it comes to making a decision. (RELATED: NFL Conference Championship Weekend Is Here! Here’s Everything You Need To Know (And Who’s Going To The Super Bowl)
I can’t really get into this whole thing, but I will say this: Tom Brady will be coming back next year to win a record-extending eighth Super Bowl, and in the process, shut everybody the hell up in true G.O.A.T. fashion, and he’ll be doing so as a Miami Dolphin.
Take it to the bank.