Oh, you guys are serious (about Brady 2023).
I see this as his swan song... hung on one-year-too-long (as do most of the all-time greats).
His football IQ is off the charts - as it should be, but I think his brilliant football mind is now writing checks that his body cannot cash. Let's see, he got crushed yesterday by a near walk-on rookie making his first start. That's not really GOAT material now is it? I can see the disappointed looks on the LVR fans faces now... "Oh we got Tom Brady? I was hoping for Brock Purdy... you know, just in case the QB has to move a little bit or make a defense pay."
For all the people that insist I am a Brady hater . . . it's not Tom's fault that: 1) the OL in Tampa has been decimated with injuries and many times he has 2 seconds to throw, 2) his receivers have been in and out of the lineup with injuries, 3) the scheme, coaching, and creativity in Tampa has been somewhere between uninspired and deplorable, 4) at least yesterday, the defense allowed 400+ yards of offense and 200+ rushing yards to a team starting Mr. Irrelevant, and 5) TB has had off-field issues that may have drained him of his desire to deal with the offense and issues in TB. To summary, Tom is in a bad place in terms of situation and mentally.
Brady looked washed in the 2019 season when he was done in NE. He was mentally checked out much of that season and just didn't want to be there anymore. There were folks suggesting he was done back then (I was one of them). Then he went to Tampa, threw for 4600/40, and won the SB. His behavior (yelling, screaming, and throwing things on the sidelines) is similar to his last few games in NE. He looked washed then, and some games he missed wide open receivers.
I don't believe Brady got divorced to then retire again. A conspiracy theory of mine is that he planned on retiring when he retired, things went south very quickly with Gisele, so he decided to go back to football because they were on the outs anyway. With a wife no longer nagging him to give up the game, I can see Brady getting over his divorce, moving to another franchise next year, and putting forth the effort he did when he first got to Tampa. Remember when he called up his new teammates and held his own practices after he signed (in a park or at a local high school)? He was bursting with energy. Now it seems like he doesn't have the same enthusiasm. I think we could see an improved and mentally focused Brady next year on a new team. The prospect of winning a SB as a starting QB on a third team would be something he could rally around and set his sights on. In a different environment, with better resources, and a clear head, Brady could go back to putting up better numbers and winning more. He probably won't be a Top 5 fantasy QB, but he could still be a Top 10 NFL QB that closes out games.