According To The Boston Globe’s Ben Volin, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady Could Retire Earlier Than Expected
Tom Brady and when will he retire has been a question many have asked over the last 5 years or so. Brady himself has stated he wants to play into his mid-forties, but Boston Globe Reporter Ben Volin is theorizing you could see Brady have a surprise early retirement.
The link for the Volin piece is above, but given the Globe paywall I will summarize his points. Volin in his article theorized Brady’s ramped up marketing and endorsement deals are all part of him building his brand for post football ventures. Brady has released his cookbook, promoted TB12 institute more, and signed massive endorsement deals with companies like Aston Martin and Madden.
In addition to the brand ramp up, Volin said that Brady pushing to the media of the mid-forties age number is simply for him to have a surprise retirement announcement either next spring or the following spring. Other support for his theory included the concussion talk from his wife Gisele Bundchen who could be pressuring Tom into retirement sooner rather than later.
If Volin is correct, the non-trade of Jimmy Garrapollo makes a lot more sense for the Patriots, with Garoppolo entering his fourth NFL season and alot of time and money invested in him, one would think New England will keep him around till a Brady retirement.
Where Volin doesn’t dive into is the roster build of the Patriots and how Bill Belichick has gone all out in giving Brady one of the deepest offenses he has ever had at his disposal. New England has spent a lot of money this offseason in bringing in players like Brandin Cooks, Dwayne Allen, and Rex Burkhead on offense. One could look at their offseason moves and theorize they are loading up for one last Super Bowl run for Brady who has said in the past 6 titles would be special for him.
Sports enthusiasts know 6 titles is elite status with Michael Jordan winning 6 in the NBA. If Brady and the Patriots win this upcoming seasons Super Bowl, you could see Brady hang up the helmet for good. Now taking his competitive nature and consistent love for the game and being out there no matter what, truly predicting a Brady retirement is foolish given he could theoretically play as long as his body holds up. But if I was a betting man, I would bet on Brady retiring after New England wins this years Super Bowl.
If you have been following me so far you have likely noticed me assume New England will win its sixth title this upcoming season, and you know what, it might as well already be over. The NFL around New England is bush league, there is not one team that stacks up against New England. I will discuss those thoughts as the season draws closer here on Trifecta Network, but for now just be aware that Volin might be right in a sooner than expected Tom Brady retirement.