Even Brady tried to misdirect with the frankly weak excuse he told his teammates Devin and Jason McCourty, who tried to settle the rumours on Barstool Radio on Friday.
“He was like, ‘Everybody’s overreacting.’ He’s like, ‘It’s not is he going to stay, is he going to go?’ He was like, ‘Bro, I’m 42 years old, one of the oldest guys in the league, (and I) wanted to remind people that the best photos are in black and white’,” Devin said.
“That’s all its was, bro. Black and white. It’s a classic — like, I’m the classic Tom Brady, black and white, put it all together, I’m still out here doing it.”
That was far from satisfying.
But finally Brady put the NFL out of its misery during the Super Bowl and it was...something.
When the ad began to play, it appeared like he was about to announce his retirement.
“They say all good things must come to an end, that the best just know when to walk away,” Brady said. “So to my teammates, my family, and most of all, my fans, you deserve to hear this from me — Hulu doesn’t just have live sports.”