Bills safety tells Buccaneers' Tom Brady: 'Go be with your kids'
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Bills safety tells Buccaneers' Tom Brady: 'Go be with your kids'

Buffalo Bills safety Jordan Poyer has made his feelings known about the playing future of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady. 

"Tom, you know I love you, and I feel like I’ve been riding for you all year," Poyer said during the latest edition of "The Jordan Poyer Podcast," as shared by Jenna Lemoncelli of the New York Post. "Early on, you can go back to my podcast, I said 'you can’t count Tom out.' … And sure as s--- he made the playoffs. You did everything you could’ve did in this league. I understand you love this game. Go be with your kids, man." 

Poyer was speaking days after the Buccaneers were thrashed 31-14 by the Dallas Cowboys in the final game of the postseason tournament's wild-card round. Following that loss, Brady seemed to say goodbye to at least individuals who have covered him since he joined Tampa Bay as a free agent in March 2020. 

Poyer mentioned he thought Brady looked "defeated" on Monday night, particularly when the Buccaneers trailed the Cowboys 24-0. 

"Go be with your kids, Tom," Poyer continued. "I appreciate everything you’ve done in this league. I got two picks off of you, one to the crib. Lost both games. I’m 0-11 against you. Yes, please go. Go be with your kids, Tom." 

Brady and Gisele Bündchen confirmed their divorce after 13 years of marriage on Oct. 28. The following month, Buccaneers senior advisor Bruce Arians told Ira Kaufman of the Joe Bucs Fan website that "Brady staying in close proximity to his children would be another major determining factor if he plans on a 24th NFL season." Bündchen reportedly purchased a home in the Miami Beach area this past fall. 

Poyer may be displeased to learn that league insider Tom Pelissero of NFL Network recently reported that "people close to Brady" say the seven-time Super Bowl champion "is showing that he seems more open to coming back and playing another year than he did certainly a year ago at this time when he retired and unretired." Brady could continue playing and remain close to his children if he returned to the Buccaneers for another season or joined the Miami Dolphins, one of Buffalo's division rivals, at some point after the new league year opens this March. 

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