The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made an unexpected “one and done” exit from the playoffs last night after losing to the Dallas Cowboys, 31-14.
After this loss, Tom Brady took to the podium, answering many reporters’ questions, and ended the night with a monologue to the reporters in the room.
Tom Brady said “truly” he’s undecided about his playing future. That said, there were signs afterward that made it feel like he may have played his last game with the Bucs. https://t.co/tMo2Yzp2EH
— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) January 17, 2023
Brady’s last words of the night thanked many different individuals, including his teammates, coaches, and the reporters covering the team.
Brady has been one of the most dominant athletes of the last 20 years, and, even though his career has been marked with incredible successes, he ended on a relatively sour note last night.
In this playoff exit, Brady threw for 351 yards and two touchdowns, adding an interception.
Being the ultimate competitor that he is, Brady might not take too kindly to ending his career in this way, causing some to think that he might be back for the 2023 season.
However, Brady’s postgame comments told a different, more sentimental story, a side that isn’t often seen by Brady in the public eye.
Without Brady next season, the Buccaneers would need to look for a new answer at the quarterback position.
They have a talented roster on both sides of the ball and will be in a great position to succeed next season, even without Brady at the helm.
Whether or not Brady returns for the 2023 season remains to be seen.
If this was the last time that we will see Brady in the league, we will surely miss watching his dominance unfold.