“There was still room for me”

Quarterback Tom Brady says he still has the fire and is fit enough to lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the top of the NFL, two reasons for his about-face in recent months.

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In an interview delivered to the ESPN network on Monday, the athlete, who will celebrate his 45th birthday on August 3, is confident in his abilities and wants to excel in a formation he will take to the Super in the 2020 season Bowl title wants to have fun while playing.

“I knew my body could still do what it had to do. “Obviously I still have the love for this sport and I think I will keep it forever,” he explained. I think I can do it physically. There was still room for me on the pitch.”

Then the mental aspect is far from an issue for Brady, hungrier than ever. He didn’t want to be eliminated with a second-round loss to the Los Angeles Rams in early 2022.

“I like the competition on the pitch. The end of last season was a bit bitter and we had to make some corrections to improve and put ourselves in a position to be successful,” he said.

family

While the number 12 recognizes he would like to spend more time with his family, his drive to win seems to have got the better of him, prompting him to delay his retirement date, originally announced in early February. However, he knows that sooner or later he will have to devote more hours to his loved ones.

“I know I don’t have much left, I really know that. I’m at the end of my career. I would like to stay here forever but it’s impossible and football is getting too risky these days. My kids are getting older and it’s getting harder and harder to miss those things, he said. However, I wanted to give my teammates and I, and our organization, another incredible opportunity to pull off an act of heroism that we can be proud of.

What’s next?

Separately, Bucs general manager Jason Licht hasn’t spoken to Brady about what will happen after the 2022 season.

“No, we didn’t have that kind of discussion,” the DG said when asked about how things were progressing at a press conference on Tuesday. The only conversations we had with Tom were about his return [en 2022]. We look forward to the next campaign.”

Licht also called the possibility of Brady retiring to become an underage owner of the Miami Dolphins “chattering.” Earlier this month, the NBC network pushed that, adding that the Southeast Florida club wanted the 40-year-old to be their starting quarterback in 2022.

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