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Has Gisele given Tom Brady an ultimatum?

Tom Brady and Gisele take a selfie

Tom Brady and his wife Gisele Bundchen are having some difficulties in their relationship, and reports have claimed the issues stem from Brady’s decision to play a 23rd season in the NFL. If Brady still cannot give up playing a year from now, it may cost him his marriage.

In a story that was published in People this week, one source close to Brady and Gisele said the couple’s marriage is not over “by any means.” However, another source said the Tampa Bay Buccaneers star knows he needs to retire “if he wants to stay married.”

That sounds an awful lot like Gisele has given Brady an ultimatum. The supermodel discussed Brady’s return to football in a recent interview. While she acknowledged that her husband needs to do what makes him happy, she also made it clear that she has concerns about him continuing to play.

One recent report claimed that while Brady is living in Tampa for the NFL season, Gisele has been in Miami. It seems like the two are going through some sort of separation, but that may not lead to a divorce. Perhaps Gisele has told Brady she will put up with just one more season.

Former Patriot offers prediction about Tom Brady’s future

Tom Brady puts up his hand

Aug 28, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) jogs off the field after a game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Former New England Patriots linebacker Willie McGinest thinks he knows what the future might hold for ex-teammate Tom Brady.

McGinest, who was Brady’s teammate for five seasons with New England, thinks Brady could be playing his final season, but that might ultimately depend on whether or not he can go out with a Super Bowl title.

“I think if he wins it, it could be. He will walk off into the sunset complete and feeling like he did what he came back to do,” McGinest said on “The Rich Eisen Show” Thursday. “He did sign a two-year deal, so if it doesn’t happen, that year is still lingering out there. I think he gave himself a little bit of cushion.

“I think Tom is loyal to the game. He loves the game. He has a lot of football left. He knows that. It’s just hard to walk off when you have so much left.”

There does seem to be some prevailing thought that 2022 will be Brady’s last season. Of course, the big question is what Brady would do if he does not go out on top. He does have reasons why he might walk away, though McGinest is correct that it would be very difficult for Brady to do so if he feels like he has more to give. We saw that during the offseason.

Of course, whenever Brady does retire, he has a pretty sweet gig lined up. He’ll be perfectly fine no matter what he does.

Gisele discusses Tom Brady’s return to football in new interview

Gisele smiling

Feb 7, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Gisele Bundchen , wife of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (not pictured) celebrates after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Tom Brady and wife Gisele Bundchen are having some difficulties in their marriage, according to numerous reports. The reports say that the friction is due to Brady’s return for another NFL season after retiring earlier this offseason.

One report says that while Brady is living in Tampa for the NFL season, Gisele has been in Miami. We don’t know exactly what is going on with their marriage, but it seems like Gisele is no longer putting her professional and extra-family pursuits on hold.

The supermodel posed for a cover story in Elle. She spoke with them for an interview as part of the story, and even discussed Brady’s return for a 23rd season.

“Obviously, I have my concerns—this is a very violent sport, and I have my children and I would like him to be more present,” Bunchden said. “I have definitely had those conversations with him over and over again. But ultimately, I feel that everybody has to make a decision that works for [them]. He needs to follow his joy, too.”

Gisele sounds like she has made it clear with Brady that she wants him at home and with the family. But she also seems like she is not forcing him to do anything, recognizing he needs to do what makes him happy.

However, what makes Brady happy (playing football) may not make Gisele happy (wants him with the family), and therein lies the conflict. Brady is talking these days like this season might be his last.

Tom Brady hints at reason why he might retire

Tom Brady throws a pass

Dec 26, 2021; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) warms up before the game at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

There has been speculation about Tom Brady retiring for several years now, which is only natural given the legendary quarterback’s age. With all the recent rumors we have heard about his personal life, it seems more realistic than ever that Brady will walk away from playing after the season. His reason for doing so just might be a lot different from what he envisioned years ago.

Brady famously said back in 2014 that he will have no problem retiring “when I suck.” He was 37 at the time. Brady won his fourth Super Bowl that year and has added another three championships since. Now 45, he still does not suck. Brady had one of the best seasons of his career last year with 5,316 yards, 43 touchdown passes and 12 interceptions.

If Brady based his retirement decision on his ability to play at a high level, he could probably make it to age 50. However, he made it clear on his latest “Let’s Go” podcast with Jim Gray that his on-field performance is no longer the biggest factor.

“You wrestle with different things as you get older. I’d say the only thing that changed over time is you have different priorities when you get older,” Brady said, via Khari Thompson of Boston.com. “When I was 25, there was the simplicity of a 25-year-old life. I think when you’re 45 you have other commitments and obligations that are very important to you, namely children that are growing up.”

Brady then went on to list several key life events that he has missed over the past 23 years, including holidays, birthday parties, weddings and funerals.

“I think there comes a point in your life, where you say you know what I’ve had my fill it’s enough and it’s time to go on into other parts of life,” he added.

Brady announced his retirement at the start of the offseason only to return less than two months later. That change of heart may have led to some serious issues between him and his wife Gisele, though the two are reportedly trying to work through that.

None of that makes it a guarantee that Brady will retire following the 2022 season, but it certainly sounds like he is leaning that way. If he wins an eighth Super Bowl, he will probably have a lot easier time making the call.

New report gives update on Tom Brady, Gisele relationship

Tom Brady and Gisele take a selfie

A new report published on Monday provided an update on the relationship between Tom Brady and Gisele.

Brady’s personal life has been a topic of serious speculation ever since the Tampa Bay quarterback took an 11-day absence from training camp for “personal reasons.” Brady recently responded to a funny rumor about his absence. But the less-humorous belief is that Brady needed some personal time to manage his relationship with his wife and family.

Page Six reportedly earlier this month that Brady and Gisele were having relationship issues over the quarterback’s decision to play another season. A subsequent report said the two were not currently living together, with Gisele reportedly spending time in Miami.

Now, People has reported about the situation.

People reiterates that Gisele is upset about Brady returning for another NFL season. But they added some positive information to the situation.

According to People, the couple had a happy summer together, which included Gisele throwing Brady a nice birthday party in Italy. They add that the two are trying to make things work.

Brady acknowledged during training camp that he has a lot of personal things going on.

The 45-year-old played well in the Bucs’ Week 1 win over the Cowboys. He went 18/27 for 212 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Tampa Bay’s 19-3 road win.

Tom Brady addresses infamous rumor about his training camp hiatus

Tom Brady puts up his hand

Aug 28, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) jogs off the field after a game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

If Tom Brady left the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during training camp to film for the upcoming season of “The Masked Singer,” he would be contractually obligated to keep quiet about it. But if you are willing to take the star quarterback at his word, you can now feel confident that we are not going to see him on the reality TV show.

In the latest episode of his “Let’s Go” podcast with Jim Gray and Larry Fitzgerald, Brady was asked point-blank by Gray if he was was involved with “The Masked Singer.” The 45-year-old laughed it off and issued a firm denial.

“I don’t know where they get all these things,” Brady said. “They’ve gotta talk about something. It wasn’t me. I wasn’t masked and I’m not a singer. It wouldn’t really fit my profile. I’m basically good at one thing, which is throwing passes. Other than that, I’m basically worthless.”

Brady questioned where the theory came from, but those who have followed the rumor know that it originated on Reddit. The Reddit user who presented the theory actually made a very compelling argument, even if it was somewhat unrealistic.

This is not the first time Brady has addressed the reality TV rumor, but it can probably be put to rest now.

Gisele tweets Tom Brady message before Buccaneers’ opener

Tom Brady and Gisele take a selfie

Whatever issues Tom Brady and Gisele may or may not be having in their marriage, they are determined not to show it publicly.

Just before kickoff of Sunday night’s game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Dallas Cowboys, Gisele sent a supportive tweet rooting for both Brady and the Buccaneers.

This is certainly noteworthy if you believe the rumors surrounding Brady and his marriage right now. Reports have indicated that Brady and his wife are at odds over his decision to return to the NFL after his brief retirement. If nothing else, Gisele’s tweet suggests that however much she disapproves of her husband’s decision to play again in 2022, she’s at least paying a basic amount of attention to his performances.

Perhaps Gisele is feeling a bit more diplomatic in light of reports that Brady has already made a big decision about his future beyond 2022.

Tom Brady releases awesome hype video ahead of season

Tom Brady fired up during a game

Dec 5, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts on the field prior to the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Tom Brady may have retired for a few weeks at the start of the offseason, but the star quarterback looks as ready for his 23rd NFL season as he was for his first.

Brady dropped a new hype video on Sunday ahead of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ season opener against the Dallas Cowboys. He took aim at all those who wondered why he bothered to come back after he announced his retirement and then took a mysterious 11-day leave of absence from training camp. The video had a “Top Gun: Maverick” theme.

Brady is a master at finding a way to keep the chip on his shoulder. Most people know better than to doubt him, but the 45-year-old is at his best when he can convince himself that no one believes in him.

Coming off one of the best seasons of his career, Brady is signed only through 2022. One report claims he has made a decision about his playing future.

Tom Brady has reportedly made decision about his playing future

Tom Brady after a game

Sep 9, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts after defeating the Dallas Cowboys at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Reper-USA TODAY Sports

Tom Brady briefly retired this offseason before deciding he is not ready to walk away from the NFL, but it sounds as though the end is near for the seven-time Super Bowl champion.

Sources with knowledge of Brady’s thinking told Ian Rapoport of NFL Media that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers star is expected to call it a career following the 2022 season.

Brady is not under contract beyond this season. The Bucs would undoubtedly sign him to a new deal if he wanted to keep playing, but it is noteworthy that the two sides did not work out an extension this offseason. That is likely an indication that Brady does not intend to play next year. Though, one source close to Brady told Rapoport that Brady’s decision could be impacted by how the 2022 season goes. Brady may feel more inclined to keep playing if the Buccaneers do not win their second Super Bowl in three years.

Brady turned 45 last month. He has said previously that he wanted to play until he is 45.

Brady was away from the Bucs for 11 days during training camp, and he still has not explained why. Rapoport confirmed a previous report that Brady and his wife Gisele vacationed at an exclusive resort in the Bahamas during that time. Brady is said to have committed to the trip during his brief retirement.

There have been rumblings that Brady and Gisele have hit a rough patch in their marriage. That could impact whether Brady plays another season in 2023 or finally hangs it up.

Tom Brady weighs in on Bucs replacing Rob Gronkowski

Tom Brady after a game

Sep 9, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts after defeating the Dallas Cowboys at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Reper-USA TODAY Sports

Tom Brady will be playing this season without his longtime teammate, Rob Gronkowski. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback is under no illusion that his longtime tight end is remotely replaceable.

Brady was asked if he felt the Buccaneers’ current group of tight ends could compensate for Gronkowski after the veteran retired following the 2021 season. Brady more or less said that replacing Gronkowski was impossible, but that the Buccaneers could still succeed by playing to the strengths of the tight ends they do have.

“Gronk’s one of the all-time great players in the league. I don’t think you just put together a team and think that there’s another Gronk out there. There’s only one,” Brady said. “It’s really a unit. It’s not one player. It’s a bunch of different players. You’d much rather play with a guy like Gronk than not, but he’s not here. We just have to do other things and play to the strengths of the players that we have.”

Brady certainly isn’t hiding the fact that he’d still prefer to have Gronkowski around. It’s a possibility that Gronkowski’s own agent will not rule out, even though there are no indications right now that the tight end is even thinking about a comeback. Brady is also realistic, however, about what the scenario actually is.

Cameron Brate and Kyle Rudolph are likely to get the bulk of the reps at tight end to start the season for Tampa Bay. Rookie Cade Otton could also be a factor at some point.