Tom Brady to Return to Tampa Bay Buccaneers: “Unfinished Business”

TAMPA BAY, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – April Fools Day is right around the corner, but this isn’t a joke, folks. Tom Brady is returning for his 23rd season in the NFL and his third in a Tampa Bay Buccaneers uniform. Brady broke the news on Sunday evening.

“These past two months I’ve realized my place is still on the field and not in the stands,” he said via his social media accounts. “That time will come. But it’s not now. I love my teammates, and I love my supportive family. They make it all possible. I’m coming back for my 23rd season in Tampa. Unfinished business LFG.”

Brady announced 39 days ago that he was hanging up his cleats for the final time after finishing the 2021-2022 season with a career high 5,316 passing yards, 40 touchdowns, and just six interceptions. The Buccaneers fell short 30-27 to the eventual Super Bowl Champion Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Divisional Round.

So what does this mean for Tampa Bay? Fans can breathe a sigh of relief as the hunt for the successor to arguably the greatest player of all-time will be postponed for at least one more year.

If Brady proved one thing last season, it’s that despite being 44 years old, he can definitely still sling the rock. In fact, if it was up to Tommy Terrific he would probably play until he’s at least 50!

And he’ll have one of the best wide receiver duos at his disposable to do so with perennial Pro-Bowler Mike Evans and standout Chris Godwin. While a long term deal with Godwin has yet to be reached, the Buccaneers did place the franchise tag on him, meaning he will be a Buccaneer through the 2022 season. Godwin has a career high 98 receptions and over 1,000 yards receiving.

Will the Gronky and Tommy show return for another season? Gronkowski has said his decision to return to Tampa or the NFL at all returns on his best friend’s decision, and now that decision has been made.

The 2022-2023 season is definitely shaping up to be exciting with the return of Brady, plus one contest slated against the reigning Super Bowl Champion Rams, and AFC Champion Bengals, as well as the likes of Kansas City and Baltimore.

In the famous words of Brady himself, “Lets Go!”


Todd Grasley is a sports reporter for Florida National News. |

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