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Tom Brady Reportedly Has 15 Million Reasons Not To Retire In Next Few Days

Tom Brady and the Buccaneers on the field in Los Angeles.

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the sideline during the first quarter in the game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium on September 26, 2021 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Tom Brady shouldn't be in any rush to make a decision on retirement.

A bombshell report from ESPN's Adam Schefter surfaced on Saturday saying Brady is retiring this offseason. It appears the report may have been inaccurate.

Brady's agent, father and several members of the Buccaneers' organization have came out and denied the report that Brady has made a concrete decision. There may be a reason why No. 12 hasn't reportedly made up his mind.

If Brady retires before Feb. 4, he'll give up $15 million in signing bonus that'll be paid on the fourth of February. He's a smart guy. He's not going to rush a decision on retirement with so much money on the line.

"FWIW: $15M of Tom Brady’s $20M signing bonus from last March is set to be paid out February 4th, 2022. Seems like something a guy or gal would want to have process before making any life changing career decisions official."

It'd be one thing if Tom Brady pushed back his retirement decision to simply receive the rest of his signing bonus from 2020.

It'd be another if this was all a ploy for Brady to orchestrate an epic announcement that 2022 will be his final season.

Has Brady taken his last snap as an NFL quarterback? No one knows except the football legend himself.