It seems like Tampa Bay Buccaneers senior advisor Bruce Arians believed there was no less than some probability quarterback Tom Brady might play one other season with the membership.
In response to the Joe Bucs Fan web site, Arians was requested throughout an look on SiriusXM NFL Radio if he was stunned by Brady’s “for good” retirement that the seven-time Tremendous Bowl champion introduced on Feb. 1.
“I feel you by no means knew with Tom,” Arians responded. “What he went via was really pretty hard, personally. And he did an unbelievable job of attempting to place it apart and went out and performed at a excessive stage. So I didn’t know if that was going to get to him. He can nonetheless sling it now, he can nonetheless sling it.”
It was reported earlier than Brady and the Buccaneers fell to the Dallas Cowboys within the wild-card spherical of the playoffs on Jan. 16 that Tampa Bay “very a lot” needed the 45-year-old to return for an additional marketing campaign.
After the Buccaneers parted methods with offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich following the postseason defeat, it was said that the group was asking OC candidates throughout interviews how they’d get one of the best out of Brady in 2023.
After Brady confirmed his retirement by way of a video he shared on social media, ESPN’s Jeff Darlington reported the signal-caller “knowledgeable the Buccaneers of his determination at 6 a.m. ET” that very same day. Apparently, Tom Brady Sr. later said that his son knowledgeable the household of his plans “a couple of week” earlier than the beforehand talked about video went public.
Arians served as Brady’s head coach throughout the 2020 and 2021 seasons and instructed Dan Pompei of The Athletic in November he and TB12 “possibly spend an hour speaking about soccer and one other hour speaking about life” in every week.
Whereas multiple people have said Brady was all the time going to both stick with the Buccaneers or retire, it seems he gave Arians and others related to the franchise zero heads up earlier than the morning of Feb. 1.