Tom Brady reacts in the second quarter of the game against the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Raymond James Stadium on January 23, 2022 in Tampa, Florida.

UPDATE: Tom Brady has confirmed this morning he’s retiring.

All day Saturday, it was back and forth as reports from ESPN surfaced that Tom Brady’s retirement would be announced at any minute. Then we heard from Tom Brady’s agent who said Tom will make that decision on his own terms. A report also said that Brady let the Bucs know that HE hadn’t decided yet.

Well tonight, fans got to hear it from the horse’s… uh, G.O.A.T.’s mouth. On the “Let’s Go” podcast with Jim Gray, Tom Brady said this tonight about his plans:

“I’m still going through the process I said I was going through. Sometimes, it takes some time to really evaluate how you feel, what you want to do. When the time is right, I’ll be ready to make a decision, one way or another.”

Tom also addressed everyone’s desire to know the answer now and ESPN going with the story on Saturday saying that the retirement announcement was coming soon:

“We’re in such an era of information and people want to be in front of the news often. I totally understand that. I understand that’s the environment we’re in. I think for me, it’s just literally day to day with me. I’m responsible for what I say and do, and not responsible for what others say or do. One thing I learned about sports is you control what you can control. What you can’t, you leave to others.”

Brady went on to say again that the decision isn’t just about him… that his plans impact a lot of people. So the answer is… there is no answer. Yet. Brady isn’t denying that he’s retiring. But he’s not confirming it either. I have friends who tell me that Brady’s decision is being timed so that he makes more money by holding off on the announcement. It’s entirely possible he’s being honest… maybe he just hasn’t made up his mind yet. [Sources: Greg Auman, Adam Schefter]

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