Jordan Poyer has some advice for Tom Brady: Back off and spend time with your kids.
During the latest episode of “The Jordan Poyer Podcast” with Volume Sports, the Bills’ security said it was hard to see the Buccaneers quarterback battling the Cowboys in Monday’s wildcard loss – and urged Brady to give it a go call career.
“Tom, you know I love you and I feel like I’ve ridden for you all year.” said Poyer. “In the beginning, you can go back to my podcast, I said, ‘You can’t count Tom.’ … And he sure as hell made the playoffs. You did everything you could have done in this league. I understand that you love this game. Go be with your kids, man.
“I didn’t enjoy watching the game. It was hard to watch. At half-time they are 0:27 behind (it was 0:18). He was defeated. You could see he was defeated. I still think he obviously knows everything about everything, the inside and outside of football. But it takes 11 to play the game. Go be with your children, Tom. I appreciate everything you’ve done in this league. I got two pickaxes from you, one for the crib. Lost both games. I’m 0-11 against you. Yes, please go. Go and be with your children, Tom.”
Brady and his ex-wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, have two children together, daughter Vivian, 10, and son Benjamin, 13. The quarterback also has a 15-year-old son, Jack, with ex-actress Bridget Moynahan.
Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady throws a pass during the NFC Wild Card Playoff against the Cowboys on January 16, 2023 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
In October, Brady and Bundchen announced they had finalized their divorce after 13 years of marriage — which came after Page Six first reported in September that they were dealing with martial issues.
All eyes are on Brady now. The 45-year-old is a free agent for the second time in his career. The quarterback, who has been linked with the Dolphins, Raiders, Titans and 49ers, could return to Tampa for a 24th NFL season, transfer his talents to another team, or retire for good.
After Monday’s game, Brady held a somber press conference, thanking the media for their support through a challenging year and praising the Buccaneers’ organization – but without hinting at his future plans.
Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen with their children after the Buccaneers defeated the Chiefs in the Super Bowl on February 7, 2021. Instagram
Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen attend the Met Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2019 in New York City. Patrick McMullan via Getty Image
“I just want to say thank you for everything this year,” Brady told reporters. “I really appreciate your efforts. And I know it’s hard for you too. It’s tough for us players to get through and you guys have a tough job. And I appreciate everything you guys are doing covering us and everyone who is watching and is a big fan of the sport.
“We are very grateful for everyone’s support. You know, I love this organization. It’s a great place. Thank you to everyone who welcomed me, to all the regulars. And just very grateful for the respect and I hope I gave you the same back. So thank you.”
After leading the Buccaneers to a Super Bowl win over the Chiefs in 2021, Brady briefly retired last February — only to announce his return to the NFL 40 days later.
Bill’s safety Jordan Poyer on his Volume Sports Podcast on January 18, 2023.Twitter/Volume Sports
Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady leaves the field after losing to the Cowboys in the NFC Wild Card playoff game at Raymond James Stadium on January 16, 2023 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Getty Images
It was one of Brady’s most challenging seasons on and off the field as he grappled with his divorce and an injury-plagued Buccaneers team whose offense was flat. Though they won the NFC South for the second straight year, their 8-9 record marked Brady’s first losing campaign of his career.
While Tampa Bay waits for Brady’s next move — on Wednesday former Patriots teammate Julian Edelman said if he returns for another season “it won’t be in Tampa Bay” — it’s already taking steps to overhaul its offense. The team fired offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich on Thursday.
If Brady decides to retire, he has a job at Fox Sports waiting for him as a senior analyst. The Post’s Andrew Marchand reported last May that Brady had signed a 10-year, $375 million deal with Fox Sports.
The Bills meet the Bengals in Sunday’s AFC Divisional Round playoff game.