New England Patriots

Feb 7, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after beating the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

By Ty Anderson,

The 43-year-old Tom Brady now has seven championships to his name, and may have just completed the true all-world gauntlet with playoff wins over Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, and Patrick Mahomes on the way to that seventh title. It’s hard to imagine how it’ll get better for Brady, who was also named Super Bowl MVP for the fifth time in his career, moving forward.

But speaking after his team’s 31-9 victory in Super Bowl LV, Brady made it clear that he has no plans of retiring.

“Yeah, we’re coming back [in 2021],” Brady told Jim Nantz when asked about his future plans. “You already know that.”

Brady then repeated those comments in a separate interview with Tracy Wolfson.

“I’m coming back,” said Brady. “Better believe it, I’m coming back.”

No shock there.

By now we know that no amount of championships and continued dominance of the record books will satisfy Brady’s ring lust. And after proving that he’s still got it after Brady and the Bucs got better as the 2020 season went on, there’s simply no reason for Brady to walk away from the second year of his fully-guaranteed contract with the Buccaneers. In fact, in the days leading up to his game, Brady even talked about playing beyond his previously-established 45 years old benchmark.

Brady’s comments also guarantee that he’ll make his return to Foxborough, with the Bucs set for their first visit to Gillette Stadium since Sept. 2013, and Brady’s first since the team’s dynasty-ending wild card loss to the Titans in Jan. 2020.

Ty Anderson is a writer and columnist for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Yell at him on Twitter: @_TyAnderson.

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