Tom Brady Plans to Consult with Family Before Deciding on NFL Retirement

Family time: Tom has son Jack, 14, with ex Bridget Moynahan. He has two children with Gisele: Benjamin, 12, and Vivian, nine; seen in February 2021 after Brady won his seventh Super Bowl

With his football future unsettled, Tom Brady plans to huddle with his family before deciding if he’ll return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a 23rd NFL season in 2022.

‘It’s not always what I want,’ Brady told SiriusXM’s Jim Gray on Monday. ‘It’s what we want as a family.’

The 44-year-old’s season ended Sunday when he and the defending-champion Bucs were eliminated from the playoffs by the Los Angeles Rams with a last-second field goal at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium. But the 30-27 Divisional Round defeat aside, Brady was still his prolific self in 2021, leading the NFL in completions (485), touchdown passes (43) and passing yards (5,316).

Discussing his wife, 41-year-old supermodel Gisele Bundchen, their children Ben, 12, and Vivian, 9, as well as his eldest son from a previous relationship, 14-year-old Jack, Brady stressed that he owes his family for the support they’ve given him.

‘She deserves what she needs from me as a husband and my kids deserve what they need from me as a dad,’ Brady said.

Bundchen has expressed concerns for his safety over the years, and once enlisted Brady’s old college teammate, Jay Feely, to convince her husband to retire, the former NFL kicker told Sports Illustrated in 2018.

‘My wife is my biggest supporter,’ Brady continued. ‘It pains her to see me get hit out there.’

Brady previously said he wants to play until at least 45. He has one year and $25.4 million remaining on his contact with the Bucs.

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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Heidi Parke