Tom Brady has quashed rumors he could consider a shock return to the NFL just a day after NFL Network host Rich Eisen suggested the seven-time Super Bowl winner “might not be ready.”
Brady took to Twitter Tuesday afternoon to respond to the claims, saying a new addition to the family is filling his calendar.
“Anyone who thinks I have time to return to the NFL has never adopted a 2-month-old kitten for their daughter,” he said.
Brady’s daughter Vivian hacked the former NFL quarterback’s Instagram account last month to share some photos of their newly adopted Siamese kittens.
Brady, who has two children with ex-wife Gisele Bündchen, including Vivian and 13-year-old son Benjamin, initially revealed he adopted several kittens earlier in February.
“Vivi wins again,” the three-time NFL MVP shared on Instagram, alongside a video of his new cats fighting. Thanks @loganryan and @coolmbreezy this is how my mornings are now. @humansocietytampa they are in good, loving hands.’
Tom Brady stopped rumors that he could be eyeing another retirement
Vivian Brady, 10, shared snaps of her Siamese cats on her dad’s Instagram profile last month
Brady officially retired from the NFL for the second time last month.
Brady announced his decision on Feb. 1 in an emotional video posted to social media.
The quarterback won six Super Bowls with the Patriots before adding one more in 2021 with the Bucs, and his next career move was thought to be decided.
It was previously reported that Brady would move to broadcast mode at FOX Sports in 2024, with a reported ten-year, $375 million contract waiting for him.
However, Eisen yesterday added some doubt to the idea that Brady is done playing.
“This one just blew my mind: Tom Brady might not be ready after all,” Eisen said Monday, sharing rumors he heard from the NFL Combine.
The Siamese kittens are in “good, loving hands,” Brady shared on Instagram earlier this month
Vivian is the only daughter of the former NFL quarterback and is a fan of her dad’s new kittens
“A few people were like, ‘Wait a minute, wait and see.’ And I was like, ‘He Instagrams pictures of his cat.’ But it doesn’t look like he’s getting big and fat, does it? Let it play. Let’s see who wants what.
“The only place people say they should keep an eye on is Miami,” Eisen continued.
“If somehow the dolphins get a doctor’s report or information from a medical evaluation from Tua (Tagovailoa) that he may not be ready to go, and suddenly Tom Brady is in Florida, where his family lives and where he finds himself easy to find – keep an eye out for that, I was told by a few birdies at the Combine.’
It had been an emotional and tumultuous 2022-2023 season for Brady. On the field, Brady suffered the first losing season of his 23-year NFL career as his Tampa Bay Buccaneers squad fell to an 8-9 record.
Off the field, he completed a highly publicized divorce from his now ex-wife and supermodel Giselle Bundchen.
Bundchen and Brady were married for 13 years before their divorce was finalized in October 2022.
He won’t start his role at Fox until 2024, as he said he needed to decompress football, but Radar claims it’s actually because he wants Bundchen back.
Earlier in February, Brady revealed on social media that he was going to adopt a few pets
“The biggest obstacle between them was Gisele’s complaints that Tom put football before family, so he decided to show her he’s willing to focus on them before taking the job at FOX,” an insider told Radar. “His only goal right now is to get his family back.”
In the weeks following his retirement announcement, Brady seemed to spend most of his time with his children.
He has two with Gisele – 13-year-old Benjamin and 10-year-old Vivian, whom he has also seen during riding lessons.
Brady also has another son, 15-year-old Jack, from his previous relationship with actress and model Bridget Moynahan.