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Here's How Long Tom Brady's Retirement Lasted, Exactly

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady walks to the locker room.

TAMPA, FLORIDA - JANUARY 23: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reacts after being defeated by the Los Angeles Rams 30-27 in the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Raymond James Stadium on January 23, 2022 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Tom Brady is officially back for a 23rd season after he retired for not even two months.

In fact, this Darren Rovell tweet is a bit...interesting. Brady was officially retired for 39 days, but also has 35 regular season, playoff, and Super Bowl records.

It's definitely a bit odd but hey, Brady was retired for not even six weeks before he decided to come back.

He'll be returning to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for his 23rd (and potential final) season in the NFL. He still thinks there's unfinished business after the Bucs lost in the playoffs to the Rams, 30-27.

Brady will be gunning for an eighth championship in his storied career. He won six with the Patriots before winning one with the Bucs in 2020.

He passed for over 5,000 yards and 43 touchdowns last season so he'll still likely have it, despite being in his mid-40s.

This move will also make the Bucs the favorite to win the NFC South again, plus be a favorite to win the Super Bowl.