Tom Brady Ends 40-Day Retirement; Will Return to Play for Buccaneers

The seven-time Super Bowl champion has changed his mind about retiring and plans on returning to the gridiron for his 23rd season.

Just 40 days into retirement, Tom Brady announced his return via social media, citing his reason as “unfinished business.”

Since his retirement decision on February 1, Brady’s potential NFL return has been the subject of much speculation throughout the past seven weeks. At he age of 44, however, he has decided that his place is on the football field for at least one more year.

Brady entered the NFL as the 199th overall selection by the New England Patriots in the 2000 NFL Draft.

The Michigan product ascended to the starting position in his second year with the team, in the aftermath of a devastating injury to then-starter Drew Bledsoe. In his first year as a starter, Brady led the Patriots to their first ever championship. He would go on to win five additional titles in New England, with his last coming with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020.