Tom Brady will play football in 2022. After that, it's anybody's guess when the legendary quarterback will retire for real.
On Tuesday, per Audacy's Logan Mullen, WEEI’s “The Greg Hill Show” attempted to get some insight on Brady's plans from his brother-in-law, Kevin Youkilis. While the former Boston Red Sox first baseman acknowledged how much Brady and his family grew up idolizing the San Francisco 49ers, he's not sure if the quarterback will come back for more after 2022.
“I don’t know, I don’t know what his plans are," Youkilis said. "I think this is it, I don’t know. We just sit back and watch. It’s his journey in life, and we’re just here to support him through it.”
Youkilis also said he learned of Brady's return in a group chat about 15 minutes before he announced his intentions to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Twitter. So everyone should place a lot more emphasis on "I don't know" than "I think this is it."
After retiring in early February, Brady changed his mind six weeks later. So even if Brady told Youkilis his current concrete plans, those could change well before the 2023 season commences.
Brady will first focus on seeking his eighth Super Bowl in his age-45 campaign with a new head coach. Bruce Arians informed the team of his retirement Wednesday, so Todd Bowles will take over for Brady's 23rd -- and potentially final -- NFL season.