Should Tom Brady come back from retirement? Americans are divided

Whether Tom Brady should remain retired in the summer or whether his return is warranted remains a topic that divides NFL fans.

The 45-year-old Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback has had an indifferent season thus far, which also saw him divorce Gisele Bündchen after 13 years of marriage.

Since the turmoil in his private life was made public and his relationship officially ended, Brady has shown signs that he might be back to his best self.

The Bucs are now showing signs of falling behind in the playoffs despite not having a winning record yet this season, and Brady could be on the verge of another miraculous run to the Super Bowl.

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Americans are still divided on whether Tom Brady should return to football or stay retired. He is starting to find form with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as they push for the playoffs.
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The question of whether he is right to return to Tampa Bay or whether he should remain retired still hangs in the air.

A survey conducted by Redfield & Wilton Strategies on behalf of Newsweek It found that Americans were still divided over whether Brady made the right decision.

Of the 1,500 people asked if they were fans of American football, 68 percent indicated that they were, while 37 percent said they were “definitely” fans of the sport.

Of those who indicated they enjoyed football, when asked if Brady was right to return to the sport, only 37 percent thought it was the right choice, while 32 percent thought he should have left the game for good in the summer.

Controversy raged on social media for much of the season, with many on Twitter calling for Brady to go for good once the year is over.

Someone tweeted: “Tom Brady should retire ASAP.”

Another dug in, tweeting: “Tom Brady is a sore loser, spoiled brat. Retired already.”

It didn’t get much better when another added: “@TomBrady please retire the old man. I’m sick of watching you on TV every week.”

A fourth noted that Brady didn’t need to play another season, tweeting: “Tom Brady will still be playing next season even if he’s still playing like s***. He should’ve stayed retired, I don’t understand why he’s coming back. His legacy is solidified.” Already “.

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Tom Brady as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers battle against the Seattle Seahawks at Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany
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There are rumors across social media that Brady may consider getting another season in the NFL, regardless of how this season ends up with the Bucs.

Many fans believe he won’t be in Tampa Bay by next fall, with some leading him to pitch in New England again and finally be interested in the Patriots.

What is certain is that if Brady goes for one more season, he will continue to divide NFL fans and the quarterback will continue to ignore the haters, as he has for most of this season.

That was until he was clapped back on hold after he slid during the Bucs’ game with the Seattle Seahawks at Munich’s Allianz Arena in Germany’s first NFL regular season game.

With the Bucs up 14-3 in the third quarter, Brady lined up as a wide receiver and almost caught a pass from running back Leonard Fournette, when he slid on his back which led to an interception by Seahawks cornerback Tariq Wolin.

The Barstool Sports Twitter account shared a video of the interception with its 4.5 million followers, along with the caption: “Not a good idea to let a 45-year-old play WR.”

Brady didn’t intend to take this lying down, so to speak, and shared a tweet, adding, “If I don’t get away, Randy will be over the top for 6…”

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