Is he going to retire or not?
News breaks via a tweet from ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Jeff Darlington that Brady is retiring from football.
The TB12 Sports account deletes a farewell to Brady tweet.
Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians tells the Tampa Bay Times he has not been informed Brady plans to retire.
Brady’s agent, Don Yee, issues a statement saying, “Tom will be the only person to express his plans with complete accuracy.”
Bally Sports reports Brady contacted Buccaneers general manager GM Jason Licht and told him he had not made a final decision on retirement.
KRON4 News in San Francisco reports Tom Brady Sr. says report of retirement is “unsubstantiated rumor” and blames online publication. He later tells NFL Network the story is “total conjecture.”
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport says he has confirmed initial ESPN report, but pushback is about timing instead of decision.