Despite the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ season getting off to a rough start, Tom Brady doesn’t regret his decision to return to the NFL after announcing his retirement in 2021. On Friday, the quarterback was asked by reporters if he had any regrets due to the struggling early-season Buccaneers, and Brady responded with an emphatic no.
“Zero, no. Definitely not,” Brady told ESPN. “I came back because I felt I wanted to compete and I spoke to the team about it and they were excited to have me back. , and I do my best and try to give everything I can to this particular opportunity.”
Brady did not mention his divorce from Gisele Bündchen when discussing his return to football. He and Bündchen split after 13 years of marriage. The former couple shared the news on their Instagram in October.
“Over the past few days, my husband and I have finalized our divorce after 13 years of marriage,” Brady wrote in an Instagram Story. “We came to this decision amicably and with gratitude for the time we had together. We are blessed with beautiful and wonderful children who will continue to be the center of our world in every way. We will continue to work together as parents to always making sure they get the love and attention they deserve.”
Bündchen’s statement read: “My priority has always been and will continue to be our children whom I love with all my heart. We will continue our parenting partnership to give them the love, care and attention they so richly deserve.”
Since then, Brady has said the divorce affected his performance on the field, as any major life event would. “I think there are a lot of professionals in life that go through things that they deal with at work and they deal with at home,” he said on his Sirius XM show “Let’s Go! With Tom Brady, Larry Fitzgerald and Jim Gray.” “Obviously the good news is that it’s a very friendly situation and I’m really focused on two things: taking care of my family and of course my kids and secondly doing my best to win football games.”
He added: “So, that’s what professionals do. You focus at work when it’s time to work, and then when you come home, you focus on the priorities that are at home. All you can do is the best you can do. That’s what I’ll just keep doing as long as I’m working and as long as I’m a dad.”
Brady and Bündchen have two children: son Benjamin, 12, and daughter Vivian, 9. The NFL star also has an older son, Jack, from a previous relationship with Bridget Moynahan.