Tom Brady Returns to the NFL


Tom Brady and his wife, Giselle Bundchen. Photo credit to Fox News.

Ivanka Tasevski, General

   When Tom Brady announced his retirement from the NFL on February 1st, football fans across America felt the impact. Brady, who started out as a 6th round pick from the University of Michigan, rose to become one of the best quarterbacks of all time. During his 22-season career, he has won seven Super Bowls, six of them with the New England Patriots. However, just 40 days after he officially retired from the NFL, Tom Brady decided that he was not done yet. 


   On Twitter, Brady posted, “These past two months I’ve realized my place is still on the field and not in the stands. 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.” While it is not clear whether his 23rd season will be his last, many are excited about the news. 


   At the age of 44, Tom Brady will be the oldest active NFL player, four years older than the second-oldest player Andrew Whitworth. Considering that the oldest NFL player ever was George Blanda (48 years old), Brady isn’t doing anything revolutionary. He is getting close to it, though. Some fans wonder how much longer Brady can continue to play football without risking serious injury, while others are just happy to see one of their favorites back in the game.