Tom Brady received a hard reality check Sunday afternoon.
A screenshot of the Super Bowl LVI calendar alert was shared by the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback. This alert was presumably created before the Bucs' loss to the Los Angeles Rams during the divisional round.
"S --...," Brady wrote the rather sad tweet.
After Brady's 2002 championship, the Bucs were hopeful of returning to Super Bowl again. But the Rams had other plans.
Brady announced his retirement officially on February 1, after seven Super Bowl victories and 22 seasons. Brady stated that he has decided that he cannot continue to show the same level of "competitive dedication" required to succeed in the NFL.
He continued, "This is hard for me to write, but here it goes: It's not going to be a competitive commitment anymore." "I loved my NFL career, and now it's time to devote my energy and time to other things that need my attention.
Brady stated that his future plans are to "take it day-by-day" as well as to give back to the community and enrich people's lives. However, reports suggest that the Bucs may not completely rule out a return.
NFL.com reports that the Buccaneers have not closed the door on the possibility of Brady returning to the game. Brady is reportedly open to the possibility of returning.
If he decides to retire, Tampa Bay is reportedly researching trades for Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans quarterback, or Russell Wilson from the Seattle Seahawks.