Wednesday, February 28

Is Tom Brady retiring? Maybe. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported yes.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) calls a play against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, January 3, 2021, in Tampa, Florida.

Tom Brady, the greatest quarterback in NFL history, is retiring.

Or not.

Questions about the accuracy of the reports arise at a time when the media is not held in the highest regard. That’s often knee-jerk criticism thrown out by people who just don’t like or agree with what’s being reported.

But we go. With a story this size, there is simply no room for error.

Which is not to say that the stories don’t change. Maybe that’s what happened here. But the timeline is messy.

ESPN Adam Schefter tweeted Around 12:30 pm Arizona time on Saturday, he and the network’s Jeff Darlington had been told by multiple sources that Brady was retiring. A flood of stories, most citing that report, covered the internet and social media almost immediately.

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