On Sunday, Tom Brady, the greatest NFL player of all time, will play for his seventh Super Bowl championship. Already, Brady has rings adorning six of his fingers. A seventh ring would look great. But although the biggest question is whether Brady can get that seventh ring, another question we must ask is win or lose, will Tom Brady retire after the ref blows the whistle that ends Super Bowl LV? Let’s find out so you can continue getting ready to make your bets against their Super Bowl odds.
Whether Tampa Wins or Not, Will Tom Brady Retire?
Super Bowl LV: Kansas City Chiefs Vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- When: Sunday, Feb. 7 at 6:30 pm ET
- Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
- Broadcast Net: CBS
Reasons Tom Brady will retire after Super Bowl LV
The reasons we talked about Brady retiring after the 2020 NFL Season are the same for why he might retire after the 2021 season.
The first reason is a simple one. What more does Terrific Tom have to accomplish? He’s won six Super Bowls. He’s won 4 Super Bowl MVPs.
He’s won 3 NFL Most Valuable Player Awards. He’s gone to 14 Pro Bowls. There’s nothing else for Brady to accomplish.
The other reason is that the greatest quarterback of all time has shown a decline in skills. Brady threw 12 interceptions this season. The last time he threw 12 picks was back in 2011.
In the NFC Championship against the Green Bay Packers, Brady threw three interceptions. In the playoffs, Tom hasn’t completed more than 55.6% of his passes and that was versus Green Bay.
Reasons Tom Brady won’t retire after Super Bowl LV
Two reasons exist for why Brady won’t call it quits whether Tampa beats Kansas City or not. First, Brady’s skills have diminished but the diminishing appears to have occurred only in the playoffs.
During the season, Tom threw 40 touchdown passes. He completed over 65% of his passes. Brady’s completion percentage is a massive improvement from his 60.8% completion percentage in 2019.
Sure, Terrific Tom tossed 3 picks against the Packers. But that game happened after two straight playoff battles versus tough defenses, New Orleans’ in the Divisional Playoffs, and Washington’s in Tampa’s Wildcard Round game.
The real reason to believe Brady sticks around is because he signed a 2-year contract to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The GOAT will honor the contract.
Tom Brady won’t retire no matter what happens on Sunday
Win or lose, Tom Brady won’t retire. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are young on both sides of the ball. Tom continues to have the same fire started burning inside him when he became New England’s starter in 2001.
More importantly, he signed a 2-year deal to play for the Buccaneers. Brady won’t leave Bruce Arians and Tampa in the lurch by calling it quits after the final whistle on Sunday.
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