As you’re no doubt aware by now, the New England Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons in the first overtime Super Bowl in NFL history.
One of the more memorable images of the Pats come-from-behind win was Tom Brady’s supermodel wife, Gisele Bundchen, celebrating with selfies and giddy dancing in the team’s luxury box.
If a report published today by Radar Online is to be believed, however, it seems the couple’s revelry may have been short-lived.
The website claims that now that Brady has earned a record fifth Super Bowl ring, Bundchen is pressuring the 39-year-old to hang up his cleats.
“Giselle is begging him to retire and go out on top. She has retired and wants him to too,” a source claims.
“They have more money than they can ever spend and she is worried about him.”
Yes, the Bundchen-Brady crew certainly isn’t lacking for cash, and she the insider says she already knows exactly what she wants their lives to look like post-football.
“Giselle wants Tom to follow the David Beckham model post sports,” the insider continued, “Do endorsements, modeling and personal appearances.”
Unfortunately, it seems her pleas to step away from the game are falling on deaf ears:
“He is a competitor and thinks he has another five years in him. He thinks he can win again,” the source claims.
It’s true that Brady has talked about sticking with the sport he loves into his 40s, but it seems unlikely that Bundchen is doing much to discourage him.
After all, Brady is somehow at the top of his game and his thirst for competition is well-known throughout the league.
Of course, if Gisele does have concerns for her husband’s safety, they’re certainly not unfounded.
The more we learn about the damaging effects of CTE and frequent concussions, the more we realize that it’s crucial for players to know when to step away from the game for good.
Brady may be the best quarterback to ever play the game, and for many, he secured his “GOAT” status with last night’s victory.
It’s tough to imagine what more he could stand to gain by staying in the league, but Tom Terrific didn’t get to where he is without an unquenchable desire to prove himself again and again.