Sean McVay Expressed the Perfect Unfiltered Reaction to Tom Brady’s Unretirement

Tom Brady only handled 40 days in retirement before he went to social media to announce his return for a 23rd campaign. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are back on the map to unseat Sean McVay and the Los Angeles Rams as Super Bowl champions.

Although Brady’s return doesn’t come as a shock given his passion for the game of football, not everyone was enthused to have him back. Sean Mcvay wasn’t one of them as he delivered the perfect genuine response to the 44-year-old making a comeback.

Tom Brady’s comeback came with little surprise

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady prepares to make a pass during an NFL game.
Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady prepares to make a pass. | Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

When Tom Brady stepped into retirement after 22 seasons, the door never slammed entirely shut on a comeback.

The Buccaneers kept that scenario open by giving the five-time Super Bowl MVP space to sort through things. He repeatedly hinted at the possibility that he could consider playing again.

Brady spent six weeks adjusting to his post-football life before announcing he would extend his first-ballot Hall of Fame career. Many voiced excitement regarding the star quarterback’s return, but Rams head coach Sean McVay wasn’t among them.

Sean McVay expressed the perfect unfiltered reaction to Tom Brady’s unretirement

As much as Tom Brady’s return wasn’t a complete surprise, the star quarterback appeared entirely ready to step away from the game.

His comeback didn’t exactly excite everyone to have the seven-time Super Bowl champion back for a 23rd campaign. Rams head coach Sean McVay wasn’t among those enthralled to have to deal with Brady for at least one more season.

“I was thinking, ‘S**t, man, can we get this guy the hell out of this league?'” McVay said via Mark Maske of The Washington Post.

McVay and the Rams are looking to vie for a second straight Super Bowl, making Brady’s return mark a more difficult path ahead. They will face Brady and the Buccaneers on the road in the 2022 campaign after winning both meetings in the 2021 regular season and divisional round of the playoffs.

McVay knows that Tampa Bay will be another hurdle his team will have to get past to vie for a second straight Super Bowl. Beyond that, Brady’s return puts the Buccaneers back squarely in the picture as a Super Bowl contender, especially if he’s still performing at the same MVP-caliber level he demonstrated last season.

Buccaneers are not looking past the 2022 season

The Buccaneers having Brady back for another season is certainly a much better reality than the alternative.

Tampa Bay would love to extend its vision past the 2022 season, but they can’t because the 44-year-old’s future beyond it is yet to be determined. General manager Jason Licht voiced that sentiment this week during the NFL’s owner meetings.

“You know, we’re just happy that we have him back,” Licht told JoeBucsFan.com. “We’ll see where it goes from here. We’re just happy that he’s going to be playing for us this year. We’ll see where it goes.”

Brady’s return before free agency did allow the team to keep much of their core group intact. The front office re-signed Pro Bowl center Ryan Jensen to a three-year, $39 million deal while inking running back Leonard Fournette to a three-year, $21 million contract. Tampa Bay also added former Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage.

Brady will remain the offense’s focal point, but the game plan is focused on vying for another Super Bowl then worrying about next offseason when the time arrives.

Although it’s unclear whether the 44-year-old will play beyond 2022, the team knew bringing him aboard would require total commitment to the win-now approach.

Until the 2022 season reaches a close, the Buccaneers are keeping a one-track mind focused on winning Super Bowl 57.

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