Tom Brady retires

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I think the one-day contract thing is silly. He will get the appropriate retirement ceremony in Foxboro in time, and it will be epic. Nobody is ever going to think of Brady as a Buc, any more than people think of Montana as a Chief.

Edit: or what he said.
I agree that Brady will be remembered as a Patriot. But he did win a title with the Bucs, something Montana never did with KC. So they’ll think of Brady as theirs too. Which...kinda bothers me a little.
 

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I gotta say, regardless of if this is it or not, Schefter has been hot garbage for at least half a decade. I would greatly enjoy it if Brady's final act of stardom was burning this idiot on his way out.
 

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Is there any chance he wants something behind the scenes---booting Arians, or something else?
 

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Curran's tweet makes sense. Tom is going to retire, but he presumably wants the timing to help out the Bucs cap-wise.
 

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Is there any chance he wants something behind the scenes---booting Arians, or something else?
If he wants (the option) to play for a different team next season he needs to be released before he "retires"?

I think he would (in theory) have to pay some of the signing bonus back if he retires as a Buc, I don't think the timing matters.
 

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I really hope there was just bad/premature reporting here, and this wasn’t orchestrated drama from his camp. That would be a really bad look, IMO. But he’s increasingly become a social media brand, so who knows?
 

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I really hope there was just bad/premature reporting here, and this wasn’t orchestrated drama from his camp. That would be a really bad look, IMO. But he’s increasingly become a social media brand, so who knows?
Maybe he just wanted to pound on Schfety as payback for Deflategate.
 

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I really hope there was just bad/premature reporting here, and this wasn’t orchestrated drama from his camp. That would be a really bad look, IMO. But he’s increasingly become a social media brand, so who knows?
How would that benefit him? His retirement will get a ton of coverage as it is.

This looks like amateur hour with his own company tweeting out a congratulatory tweet.
 

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How would that benefit him? His retirement will get a ton of coverage as it is.

This looks like amateur hour with his own company tweeting out a congratulatory tweet.
Social media managers are 25 years old and I'm guessing whoever tweeted that was trying to be proactive and congratulatory. But it is weird that it was tweeted, regardless.
 

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There was a time when I was convinced that Tom Brady was interested in a post NFL political career. I envisioned him running for the Senate as a moderate Republican in MA. I don't see that vision any longer.
 

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How would that benefit him? His retirement will get a ton of coverage as it is.

This looks like amateur hour with his own company tweeting out a congratulatory tweet.
I don’t know, but it seems like the old metrics of good/bad publicity have changed to any/all attention, as long as it can be dragged out in this era. I’m probably, hopefully way off base.
 

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See... I get that he played for Tampa, but this really annoys me. Call me childish. I don’t care.
 

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This is hilarious. I hope he dropped this the day before the conference championships to remind the 4 remaining QBs who the damn goat is.
 

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Won’t happen. He walks away as an MVP candidate, who never played a game out of contention for a championship.
What about that game in 2000? They were 2-8 when he played--guess they could have been technically still alive.
 

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Yeah, this all does sound kind of fishy to me. If Brady did decide to retire, why would he let Schefter announce it in the first place? Okay, maybe he made the decision to retire and one of his friends leaked it to Schefter, but that doesn't sound likely... his closest circle would want him to announce it his own way. I'll go with this crazy conspiracy story for now until we have more info: Brady told Tampa that he hadn't made up his mind but he was leaning toward retiring, and then Tampa leaked the retirement to Schefter to get out of paying him his $15 mil bonus.
 

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It would be funny if Brady completely fucked up Tampa's roster construction in order to control the narrative on his retirement.
 

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Yeah, this all does sound kind of fishy to me. If Brady did decide to retire, why would he let Schefter announce it in the first place? Okay, maybe he made the decision to retire and one of his friends leaked it to Schefter, but that doesn't sound likely... his closest circle would want him to announce it his own way. I'll go with this crazy conspiracy story for now until we have more info: Brady told Tampa that he hadn't made up his mind but he was leaning toward retiring, and then Tampa leaked the retirement to Schefter to get out of paying him his $15 mil bonus.
Seems legit!
 

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Maybe the plan was to go on a brief vacation outside the US, wait until the Super Bowl was over, and then put out Episode 10 of Man in the Arena with a retirement announcement.
 

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Boy, his team leaking this to Mortenson and then flatly denying it with a vicious statement about Mort's shitty track record and then playing another year would have been great.