Tom Brady says he made the right choice by going back to the NFL, even though the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are having a rough start to the season and he just got divorced from Gisele Bündchen.
Someone asked the famous quarterback if he regretted coming back to professional football after saying in February that he was going to retire after 22 seasons and seven Super Bowl titles.
Zero, no. Definitely not,
Brady told reporters Friday, according to ESPN.
I returned because I felt like I wanted to compete and I spoke to the team about it and they were excited to have me back. I don’t really regret those types of things — I think when I commit to it, I mean it and I do my best and try to give everything I can to this particular opportunity.
Brady said in March that he wanted to play with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for another season. This may have been a point of contention with his supermodel ex-wife.
After 13 years of marriage, the couple finally split up in October, just five months after Brady said he was coming back. They have two kids together: Benjamin Rein, who is 12, and Vivian Lake, who is 9.
In September, Bündchen was honest about her “worries” about Brady going back to the NFL.
This is a very violent sport, and I have my children and I would like him to be more present,
she told Elle at the time.
I have definitely had those conversations with him over and over again.
Bündchen also told Elle about the things she gave up for Brady’s career, most of which he spent playing for the New England Patriots.
I’ve done my part, which is [to] be there,
I moved to Boston, and I focused on creating a cocoon and a loving environment for my children to grow up in and to be there supporting him and his dreams.
The NFL season that Brady is in right now hasn’t started with much of a bang. On Friday, when the Buccaneers were 4-5, Brady talked to the press. After their win against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, they now have a record of 5-5.