A plethora of New York Jets fans most likely had their eyes light up this morning at the mere thought that rumors are circulating that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady might be retiring. Sorry, it’s not happening anytime soon.
For 17 years now, quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots has pretty much owned the New York Jets ever since he took the helm. He’s won five Super Bowl championships, numerous awards spanning his entire career, and once he retires, will be considered one of if not the greatest quarterback to ever play professional football. Could Tom Terrific actually be calling it quits this year, much to the joy of New York Jets fans across the globe?
I hate to burst a bubble this large but unfortunately, it’s not happening anytime soon. Earlier this morning, rumors started circulating on the internet that Brady hasn’t technically committed to playing this upcoming season. It all started with the man himself, Adam Schefter, via Twitter.
Take a look at the tweet below that started it all:
Patriots’ QB Tom Brady still has not committed to playing in 2018, even though people who know him believe he will back coming season, league sources told ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 18, 2018
In the grand scheme of things, Brady, even if you absolutely despise him, has always been the consummate professional on and off the field. He wouldn’t just dump this on the Patriots in mid-April that he’s not coming back next season which would put a serious dent into their offseason plans and their overall strategy heading into the 2018 NFL Draft.
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Don’t worry Jets fans, Brady is only getting older as he’ll be 41-years-old entering next season. It’s only a matter of time before he officially retires but don’t expect it happening this year. Coming off yet another Super Bowl appearance and ultimately losing, has undoubtedly fueled Brady to keep going to earn another championship.
The Jets are building something special but are about another year or two away from everything coming together. Plus if one thinks about it, it’ll be perfect timing by then. By the time the Jets field a playoff-contending team in 2019 or 2020 the latest, Brady will likely retire and the AFC East will be ripe for the taking.
The Patriots dynasty can’t last forever and once Brady is officially out of the picture, the Jets will hopefully step up and be the team to beat in the division. Even though Brady retiring is likely not going to happen anytime soon, it’s getting closer by the minute.