The start of the 2022 NFL season will be very different for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and their quarterback Tom Brady. The team has a new head coach, and the player voted the best in the NFL is embarking on another championship run, only this time as a de facto “single parent.”
It has been reported, Tom Brady’s wife Gisele Bündchen left the quarterback and his three kids in Florida as they continue to fight over his un-retirement. At 45 and having nothing to prove on the football field, Bündchen and many around the NFL continue to ask why Brady still wants to play, with the quarterback answering by taking the field to add to his legacy while he can still put on the pads. With these uncharted waters ahead of him this year, should Bucs fans be worried about Brady’s off-field issues; or can Tom Brady make it business as usual in 2022 as he strives for ring #8?
In late February it was believed that Tom Brady retired due to family pressure, mainly by his wife Gisele Bündchen, the former supermodel, who has been taking care of their two children and her husband’s third child from a relationship with actress Bridget Moynahan. When Brady reversed course by un-retiring and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fired Bruce Arians to lure him back, it was clear that both the quarterback and the team were, once again, all in for the 2022 season.
It appears, however, that Brady did break a promise to his wife by returning, and even after a reportedly pre-planned 11-day vacation from the team’s training camp last month, Bündchen has reportedly left Tampa Bay in protest of her husband returning to his career, leaving him with his three kids and a 17-game NFL schedule to manage over the rest of the year.
Tom Brady is, to say the least, a very single-minded person; something that has served him well during his NFL career while winning more Super Bowl titles than any other player as well as any franchise in NFL history. It often takes a very passive person to be the spouse of such a driven person since they must be willing to let their partner enjoy the limelight while they, as part of their support team, stay in the background. That is not who Gisele Bündchen was as the former world’s top paid supermodel, and that has never been who she has been as the wife of Tom Brady.
Gisele has often been outspoken about Brady’s health and safety when discussing concussions, and often commented on his New England Patriots’ teammates when they lost Super Bowls. Bündchen is a woman with opinions, and Brady is a person with a mission; and in 2022, these two forces are going in opposite directions.
With all that said, I would be very worried if I was in the NFC South along with all the teams which have Tampa Bay on their schedule this season. Tom Brady has learned how to multi-task, and he also knows that without Bruce Arians on the sidelines acting like Andy Reid by calling trick plays at the wrong time, Brady the quarterback will be in complete control of the Bucs offense. As a result, he will be able to deal with his off-field issues while also attending practice during the week, excelling during games, and being the father he has wanted to be for years. That’s because Tom Brady knows the tougher the road to success, the sweeter the victory becomes.
The NFL should be very afraid of what Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers can, and should do in 2022. The quarterback knows he is on a year-to-year contract with his team and his family, and he wants to get as much as he can from his playing career before he says goodbye forever … and the way he’s going, that may not be for a few more years … even if that means losing Gisele Bündchen in the process since even she, in his mind, is expendable. Don’t believe me, just ask Bridget Moynahan.
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