Tom Brady's retirement back in February only lasted 40 days, with the 44-year-old reversing his decision and deciding to play in the 2022/23 NFL season.
Having already collected seven rings across his career, Brady will now return with Tampa Bay Buccaneers in search of an eighth, after the Florida-based side fell short in the play-offs last time out.
But while some were surprised that Brady decided to come back this season, the legendary quarterback admitted his physical fitness was never a concern to him.
"I knew my body, physically, could still do what it could do and obviously I have a love for the game, I think I'll always have a love for the game.
I do think physically I'll be able to do it. I just felt like there was still a place for me on the field."
However, while Brady wasn't able to accept retirement this time around, he did admit that he's aware his career is coming to an end sooner rather than later, he just wasn't ready to call time on it this season.
"I know I don't have a lot left, I really do. I know I'm at the end of my career," Brady said. "I wish you could go forever, but it's just not and football comes at too high of a cost now. My kids are getting older and it's just getting harder and harder to miss these things.
"But, I wanted to give myself and my teammates and our organization another incredible opportunity to accomplish something that we'd all be very proud of."
Brady will star for the Bucs this season, facing quarterbacks two decades younger than himself.
But with his vast experience and leadership, Brady will hope he can add one more Lombardi trophy to his tally before having to call an end to his unparalleled NFL career.