Brady decided to run it back for another year and come back from retirement just 40 days after his first announcement.
The tumultuous season came to a rocky end, as expected.
The often-calm and in-control Brady was emotional, vocal, and overly aggressive on the sidelines every time he or his team made a mistake.
Todd Bowles was over his head from day one, and the Bucs barely scraped their way into the playoffs with a divisional title despite a mediocre 8-9 record.
However, as disappointing and sad as the season’s outcome was, NFL analyst and well-known Brady fan Skip Bayless doesn’t think he’s ready to call it quits.
Instead, Bayless believes he’s going to leave the Buccaneers to pursue a new challenge somewhere else, with the Las Vegas Raiders as a potential destination.
I do not believe Tom Brady will retire off this night. He'll hang onto the 30-yard TD pass to Julio and the near TD bomb to Mike Evans. He will play again – but doubtful it will be back with the Bucs. Raiders a distinct possibility.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) January 17, 2023
Truth be told, the Raiders do make sense from nearly every standpoint.
For starters, the biggest sports town on Earth will get its marquee superstar for at least the next couple of years, and the Raiders are one of the most popular franchises in the league.
Also, there had been previous interest from both parties before Brady eventually signed with the Bucs, as the Raiders decided to hold on to Derek Carr for a little bit longer.
And last but not least, Brady would get the chance to play for Josh McDaniels again.
McDaniels was his offensive coordinator with the Patriots for years, and they won six rings together, so it definitely makes sense to try and run it back.