The illustrious NFL career of Tom Brady came to an end on Wednesday, February 1, 2023. His future had been a hot topic of the summer because his contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ended at the end of the NFL season. All possibilities seemed to be on the table, so many people speculated about what he might do next. Evidently, he has no intention of keeping up his football career.

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Brady alone made the announcement by publishing a video on his social media pages. Naturally, a lot of people in the NFL, including fans, players, and coaches, had reactions to it. His former colleague with the New England Patriots, Julian Edelman, posted one of the poignant farewells that surfaced. 

What’s next for Tom Brady?

Additionally, Edelman suggested a possible course of action for Tom Brady this year following his retirement: “Pickleball partners?”

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Brady may choose to join Julian Edelman on the pickleball courts if he wants to maintain his competitive nature. 

One of the fastest-growing sports in the world, pickleball attracts a lot of former professional athletes. Just a few examples include Andy Roddick, Michael Phelps, and Larry Fitzgerald.

Brady has experience competing in sporting events outside of football. He has frequently participated in amateur, celebrity, and charity golf tournaments. He has also made several appearances on The Match. Pickleball might be his new sport of choice for him to compete, especially if Edelman genuinely wants to play with him. They have been a dominant team on the gridiron for many years, therefore they might also be successful in other sports collaborations.

Tom Brady served as Julian Edelman’s primary quarterback for the New England Patriots during the entirety of his career. After joining the team in 2009, Edelman stayed on until the end of the 2020 NFL season, when he announced his retirement. In every season in which he played at least 10 games, Edelman was one of the best options in the passing game, receiving over 100 targets.

While playing together, the dynamic tandem never had a losing season and regularly improved in the postseason. Three Super Bowls were won by them collectively. In two of them, Brady was awarded the MVP, and in Super Bowl LIII, Edelman took home the honor.