On Saturday news broke that Tom Brady was planning to retire from the NFL. Although the timeline for when the official announcement is coming remains murky, at this point it’s just a matter of when, not if.
Understandably, the greatest football player of all time hanging up his cleats has garnered a lot of reactions from across the sports world.
Erin Andrews is arguably the most popular broadcaster in the NFL. As such, any time she offers a football-related take – it immediately goes viral.
Andrews was so stunned by the Brady news that she could only muster up a one-word response to it:
— Erin Andrews (@ErinAndrews) January 29, 2022
Andrews’ response to the Brady news has thus far garnered nearly 100 retweets and more than 1,000 likes.
This isn’t the first time one of Andrews’ reactions to recent NFL happenings blew up.
Last week, she made headlines when she offered a strong take on former New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton’s future.
Beyond that, Andrews’ outfit from last weekend’s unforgettable shootout between the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers went viral, as did her confession about the one conversation she deeply regrets, the one NFL head coach she totally loves and her describing to Charissa Thompson why underwear is her favorite present
For better or worse, anything Andrews says or does becomes headline news.
Because of that, it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that her take on Brady calling it quits blew up.
As for Brady, it will be interesting to see when he officially announces his retirement. The real reason for why he made this decision has already leaked out, so the feet-dragging as it pertains to this process doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.
Also, contrary to some reports – his signing bonus with the Bucs is not predicated on him not retiring until February. Brady is getting that no matter what.
— Game 7 (@game7__) January 28, 2022
Overall, Brady’s decision to retire is not all that shocking. His last few weeks as a member of the Buccaneers were an utter catastrophe. Just one pain after another. That along with his often-strained affiliation with Bucs head coach Bruce Arians alone makes the choice to retire all the more understandable.
The only real question at this juncture is whether Brady will eventually pull a Michael Jordan and return at some point. But the answer to that won’t be known for a few years.