Tom Brady annonce son retour en NFL

Tom Brady annonce son retour en NFL

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It’s one of the fastest comebacks in sports history. If Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls, NBA) had taken a little less than two years to return to the game after his first retirement in 1993, Tom Brady did not wait two months to shock his world by announcing his return, Sunday evening on the networks. “Over the past two months, I have realized that my place is on the pitch and not in the stands, he indicated. That time will come, but not now. I love my teammates and I love my family who support me. They are the ones who make this possible. I’m coming back for my 23rd season in Tampa. Current case LFG »wrote the NFL superstar on his Twitter account

Shortly after his announcement, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the NFL reacted on their side by launching their own messages on the networks, with two words: ” He returns “. The American League even changed its “cover” photo, now squatted with a bantering and all-smiling Brady, as well as the description that accompanies its public profile. “Tom Brady: “You thought” ‘, which can be translated as: “So what did you think?” »

“As he said himself, Tom’s place today is always on the pitch. He’s still playing at the level of a team capable of winning the Super Bowl.”reacted Bruce Arians, the coach of the Buccaneers, who said to himself “ecstatic” to have learned of the return of the icon.

Arm in arm with Cristiano Ronaldo the day before the announcement

Has the idea of ​​this comeback been consolidated by another sports legend? In any case, twenty-four hours before the announcement, Brady was present at Old Trafford, where he witnessed Cristiano Ronaldo’s impressive hat-trick. The latter, an example of longevity (37 years) with Manchester United, had, shortly after his team’s victory over Tottenham (3-2), published a photo arm in arm with Brady, accompanied by this caption: “Always a pleasure and a privilege to exchange ideas with another “GOAT” (greatest of all time, best player of all time) “.

Brady’s decision to retire on February 1 was no surprise, but it came at the end of one of the best seasons of his career (number one in touchdown passes – 43 -, as well as passing yards – 5,316 – a statistic for which he also broke the historic record), during which he was a serious candidate for what would have been his fourth MVP title. He finished runner-up to Aaron Rodgers, who recently signed a lucrative extension with the Green Bay Packers.

The return to play of the quarterback drafted 199th in the year 2000, a few days before the opening of the Free Agency (mercato), put an end to the search started by the Bucs for the place of holder in his position, and rebates all the cards in a workforce in which many elements were considering the future away from Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers also once again become an NFC conference favorite for bookmakers next season.

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