‘You did everything you could have done… go with your kids, man’: Bills safety Jordan Poyer tells ‘defeated’ Tom Brady to leave the NFL and retire after Bucs’ season ends to focus on his family Losing to Cowboys
Tom Brady has been told he should retire from his NFL career — this time for good — to spend time with his kids.
Bills safety Jordan Poyer, who says he “loves” Brady, wants the 45-year-old Bucs QB to look at the bigger picture after Tampa Bay’s playoff loss to Dallas.
“Tom, you know I love you and I feel like I’ve ridden for you all year,” Poyer said in his podcast.
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Bill’s safety Jordan Poyer wants Brady to put family first and leave the league
“In the beginning you can come back to my podcast, I said you can’t shut out Tom” … And damn it, he 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.”
Describing how Brady struggled against the Cowboys, Poyer was “hard to watch” and suggested his size alone is now not enough to propel a team to the top.
“I didn’t like 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,’ added Poyer.
“I still think he obviously knows everything about everything, the inside and outside world of football. But it takes 11 to play the game.
Brady with his ex-wife Gisele Bundchen (back left), son Benjamin’s mother (left) and Vivian (right). Brady also has a son, Jack (front, center) with actress Bridget Moynahan
‘Go to 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 has two children with his ex-wife Gisele Bundchen, their son Benjamin (13) and daughter Vivian (10).
The Bucs QB has another son, 15-year-old Jack, with former partner Bridget Moynahan.
Brady and Bundchen publicly confirmed in October that they were divorcing after 13 years of marriage.
Brady decided to call it a day and retire this past February after the Bucs exited the playoffs against the LA Rams, who would go on to win the Super Bowl.
But he reversed that decision and returned to Tampa 40 days later.
Now, after an 8-9 record in the regular season and being eliminated in the first round of the playoffs, questions are being asked if this really was Brady’s last dance in the NFL.
Brady followed Monday’s playoff loss to the Dallas Cowboys by sidestepping retirement questions, saying he would make the decision “one day at a time.”
He delivered a somber monologue to end his post-game press conference, which reporters later described as “unusual”.
“I just want to say thank you for everything this year,” Brady told reporters.
“I really appreciate all 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 all for welcoming me, all regulars. And just very grateful for the respect and I hope I gave you the same back. So thank you.’