The GOAT has returned


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After only around a month, Tom Brady has decided retirement wasn’t for him and is going for Super Bowl number eight.

Lathan Pearce, Staff Writer

In a shocking turn of events, Tom Brady has decided he hasn’t done enough in the National Football League (NFL) just yet, opting to come out of retirement after just one month despite his already storied career. Brady announced this over a tweet in which he stated he was coming back to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Multiple teammates had something to say about Brady’s return, including Chris Godwin, a wide receiver who recently re-signed with the Buccaneers after the news of Brady returning. Likely his decision was made with the news of Brady returning, due to the benefits of receiving passes from a quarterback as elite as Brady. Godwin went on to make a formal comment mentioning Brady texted him and the Buccaneer’s other star receiver, Mike Evans, minutes before his announcement. They were ecstatic to hear Brady was returning for at least another year. 

Former New England wide receiver Julian Edelman was tagged by Brady on a Twitter post showing him and Edelman working out together. This spotting led to speculations from around the sports world that Edelman (who is retired) might return to the NFL to play with his former star quarterback once more. However, these rumors were put to rest once it was discovered that this was an old video he recycled from 2020. 

While this does put the speculation to rest, it doesn’t change the fact that the Buccaneer quarterback was clearly trying to recruit his former number one receiver in order to reunite the former Patriots star trio of Brady, Edelman, and current Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski.

Whether Brady succeeds at recruiting Edelman or not remains a mystery, but there are many other key players who signed contracts to stay on the team that will make the Buccaneers an outstanding team once again. With the Buccaneers re-signing game-changers: wide receiver Godwin, running back Leonard Fournette and cornerback Carlton Davis III.

At the age of 44, with season number 23 coming up, Brady will have the chance to extend his already legendary legacy. With the Buccaneers bringing back the core that led them to a Super Bowl in 2021 and a disappointing Divisional Round run in 2022, they have a shot at extending Brady’s Superbowl rings to eight. Whether the Bucs make it all of the way or not, when Brady does decide to retire for longer than a month, he will go down as one of, if not the greatest, of all time.

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