Tom Brady is still adjusting to life after retirement.
The NFL legend, who announced his retirement from the league earlier this month, joked with his Twitter followers ahead of the start of Super Bowl 2023 on Sunday.
Brady tweeted a gif of Will Ferrell as his own Talladega Nights character, Ricky Bobby, saying, “I’m not sure what to do with my hands,” just before the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles took the field.
The 45-year-old followed up the tweet with praise for Super Bowl quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts. He wrote, “Two of the best in Pat and Jalen. Good luck KC and Philly, can’t wait to watch.”
The hilarious tweet comes shortly after the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback joked that he needs to “get good” in retirement. During a Feb. 7 episode of his SiriusXM podcast Let’s go! with Tom Brady, Larry Fitzgerald and Jim Gray, Brady spoke about life after retirement.
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“You know, I’ve done it once before, so I have to figure it out and get good at it actually,” he said. “It’s all pretty new.”
However, he said he was “excited for what lies ahead.”
“My friend says, ‘The future happens one day at a time.’ And I think with every big chapter that ends, there are other big opportunities ahead,” Brady said. “And I’m looking forward to exploring many other parts of life that have been pushed aside for a while. I’m going to hear some different things, I’m sure, as things go along, but I’m doing great, in a big space.” and excited for what lies ahead.”
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Brady, who played 22 seasons in the NFL, confessed that the idea of retiring is still sticking around.
“There’s a lot of emotion,” added the seven-time Super Bowl champion.
“You know, I think it’s a relief just because there’s a little bit of decompression/depressurization. For, you know, you’ve been preparing for 32 years to prepare for another season, and I think the reality of that probably isn’t even still sunk,” he explained. “So I don’t know how I’m going to feel as those moments get closer to a level, but I’m really happy and content with where we are.”