Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is “expected” to retire after the 2022 season, NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reports.
Tom Brady : Retirement | Weight loss | Workout
Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. was born in San Mateo, California, on August 3, 1977, the only son and fourth child of Galynn Patricia (née Johnson) and Thomas Brady Sr.
|Born:||August 3, 1977
San Mateo, California
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||225 lb (102 kg)|
|High school:||Junípero Serra
(San Mateo, CA)
|NFL Draft:||2000 / Round: 6 / Pick: 199|
He was raised as a Catholic. His father is of Irish descent, while his mother has German, Norwegian, and Swedish ancestry.
Two of Brady’s great-great-grandparents on his father’s side, John and Bridget Brady, were Irish refugees from the Great Famine who moved to San Francisco from Boston before the American Civil War.
They were accompanied by Bridget’s sister Ann and her husband Lawrence Meegan, the parents of the 19th-century American Major League Baseball player “Steady” Pete Meegan.
Brady’s great-uncle Michael Buckley Jr. was the first American prisoner of war in World War II.
Tom Brady Retirement
Tom Brady already has come out of retirement once, but the new season reportedly is expected to be the seven-time Super Bowl winner’s final year in the NFL.
With Brady and the Buccaneers slated to face the Cowboys on Sunday night in Dallas, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport cited sources with knowledge of the quarterback’s thinking and reported that “the understanding” is that “the end is coming.”
The 45-year-old Brady, who took a secretive 11-day break during training camp, has not stated his intention to officially retire since returning.
“I think we’re all getting one day older at a time,” Brady said earlier this week. “We’re all not sure whether we’re going to be here next year or not, that’s the reality for every player, every coach, every parent.
You just never know. We should all take advantage of the opportunity that we have.”
According to NFL Network sources, Brady spent most of his 11-day break in August at a private resort in the Bahamas with his wife, Gisele Bündchen, and their children, with the Bucs “fully respectful…of his personal situation.”
At 43 years old, Tom Brady’s career is still going strong.
And what’s interesting about his continued dominance in the NFL is that, unlike other elite athletes, Brady is transparent about how he maintains his level of high performance.
It’s almost as if by divulging his secrets to health, fitness, and diet, he’s daring his opponents to try to match his level.
The former New England Patriots, now Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback has previously detailed his diet in his 2017 book, The TB12 Method. His approach to eating is what some (okay, most) people would call strict. Here’s how he explained his diet, in a broad summary, within that book.
“The regimen I follow is a mix of Eastern and Western philosophies,” Brady wrote. “Some of these principles have been around for thousands of years. My nutritional regimen may seem restrictive to some people, but to me it feels unnatural to eat any other way.”
“Many people have conditioned their bodies to a nutritional regiment made up of lots of white or pale-looking foods—french fries, potato chips, white bread, chicken nuggets—that don’t exist in nature.”
With help from personal trainer Alex Guerrero, Tom Brady remains in top physical form. During the off-season, he’s been known to visit a private training facility in the Bahamas and put the TB12 workout to use.
Generally speaking, he works out four to five days a week and even makes time for brain exercises.
In regard to both Guerrero’s methods and the program itself, Brady said the following: “I absolutely know 100 per cent that it works, and the reality is I’m just a client who lives by the teachings.”
As you may notice, Brady prefers resistance band training to regular weight training. This is in order to maintain a focus on speed, agility, and core stability.
Unlike resistance bands, heavier weights can lead to tear-prone muscle fibres. “You can’t do weighted squats one day and then the next expect to be fast and nimble in the other direction,” said Guerrero.