For whatever reason, it appears that ESPN is trying to cast doubt on whether or not Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is “all-in” when it comes to the 2022 season.

On Monday, ESPN pointed out numerous “minicamp storylines” to watch in the coming weeks. Brady’s commitment to the 2022 season was one of the storylines they mentioned.

From ESPN:

Is quarterback Tom Brady “all in” for 2022? In an interview with TNT during a star-studded golf event called “The Match,” Brady talked about his commitment to football, his family and outside interests. “You know, at this stage, it’s like 55% yes and 45% no. It’s not 100-0. That’s just the reality,” Brady said. “It’s not that I’m not 100% committed, it’s just as soon as I make the commitment to do it, it’s like ‘Ugh. All right, here we go.'” Brady added once he made the choice, he was “100% committed.” But what type of Brady will we see in camp?

Buccaneers QB Tom Brady
Dec 19, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback (12) calls an audible at the line against the New Orleans Saints at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

This is a “storyline” that was created completely out of thin air by ESPN.

Brady is 44 years old. He’ll turn 45 before the start of the 2022 season. Of course he’s weighing retirement every offseason at this point. Instead of focusing on the “55% yes and 45% no” comment, ESPN should be focusing on the “100% committed” comment.

I don’t know that there’s anyone on this planet more competitive than Brady. He’s essentially the football version of Michael Jordan. If Brady is stepping onto the field, he’s there to win. He isn’t there to collect a check or pass the time.

Winning is everything to Brady, which is why we probably won’t see him retire until he wins another Super Bowl. This is a player that’s going out on his terms only. And I can’t see him retiring without another Super Bowl ring.

ESPN might not know what kind of Brady we’ll see during minicamps, but I think the rest of us know that we’ll see a locked-in quarterback determined to bring another championship to Tampa.

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