Though Tom Brady had the Midas touch for most of his NFL career, the quarterback had a rough time in 2022. Ben Roethlisberger was shocked after recently observing Brady’s appalling and uncharacteristic behavior on the pitch. The retired Steelers quarterback admitted Brady didn’t start the season on the best base – which must also be a kick in the gumguard given the struggles in his personal life.
Brady is widely considered the best quarterback in NFL history; He is a 15-time Pro Bowler and a three-time MVP winner. Not to mention his overall record of 243-73 in the regular season and 35-12 in the playoffs. In February 2022 he announced that he was hanging up his helmet after 22 seasons. But as fans know, Brady has returned to the game for more than Cher’s farewell tours, and he announced his return less than two months later.
It’s not that Brady doesn’t have many reasons to stay home. He has three adorable children and seems to be a doting and loving father. He has a Brazilian Victoria’s Secret runway wife, and Brady and Gisele Bunchen’s relationship was a fairytale match made in supermodel and elite athlete heaven. However, since reports have surfaced that things are not going well on the home front, the athlete has been decidedly disconcerted. And Roethlisberger doesn’t mince his words about Brady’s rocky start to the football season.
Tom Brady has lost sight of football
Tom Brady’s greatest passion has always been football. It’s his happy place, which is probably why he just can’t leave it. “It’s not a job. It’s really a true love and I fell in love with what I do a long time ago,” Brady told James Corden and Lewis Hamilton on Talking Big about the unlikely trio’s careers. “I think the love of what I do and the willingness to keep learning and improving is really what’s most fun,” he continued.
However, according to Brady’s former rival and retired Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, all the love is gone. Ben Roethlisberger said he thinks Brady basically dialed in. Roethlisberger also noted the athlete’s drastic character change and outbursts of anger, citing Brady’s on-pitch behavior that went viral for all the wrong reasons. “Maybe it was the pressure and he got hit and whatever was going on,” Roethlisberger said on Footballin with Ben Roethlisberger. He claimed Brady doesn’t seem to enjoy playing anymore and that he looks like “a different Tom”.
Meanwhile, insiders are claiming that Brady and Gisele Bundchen’s divorce rumors are true. Ironically, however, it’s his football career that is reportedly the main cause of his marital troubles. “Football is such a big attraction for him,” a source told People. “Something has to give, and it has always been his family.”