Tom Brady, the greatest NFL player of all time, shocked the sporting world by coming out of retirement last night.
The 44-year-old had decided to finally hang up his boots back in January after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost to the eventual Super Bowl champions the LA Rams in the NFC Divisional round playoffs.
Brady, however, has decided he has unfinished business, despite winning seven Super Bowl titles.
These past two months I have 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. Without them, none of this is possible.
I’m coming back for my 23rd season in Tampa. We have unfinished business.
Brady was at Old Trafford on Saturday to witness Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat trick against Spurs. After the match, Brady posted a video to his instagram stories feed where Ronaldo appears to ask Brady if he’s definitely retired.
Brady’s response was telling.
24 hours later, Brady confirmed that he will be back in Tampa Bay for another season.
It was only six weeks ago that Brady released an epic retirement statement on his social media feeds
This is difficult to write, but here goes: I am not going to make that competitive commitment anymore. I have loved my NFL career, and now it is time to focus my time and energy on other things that require my attention."
"I have always believed that the sport of football is an 'all-in' proposition - if a 100 per cent competitive commitment isn't there, you won't succeed, and success is what I love so much about our game."
However the legendary quarterback has clearly experienced a change of heart in the intervening time and now will be back behind center when the NFL season kicks off next September. Wild.