In his first comments since Saturday's reports that he plans to retire, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady said Monday on the Let's Go! podcast that he has yet to make a decision on his playing future.

"I'm still going through the process that I said I was going through," Brady said. "Sometimes it takes some time to really evaluate how you feel, what you want to do and I think when the time is right I'll be ready to make a decision one way or the other."

Brady, 44, completed his 22nd NFL season upon the Buccaneers' loss to the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Divisional Round.

Prior to that defeat, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Brady was undecided on returning for the 2022 season, of which he's under contract with the Buccaneers. In the aftermath of the loss to the Rams, Brady, on the aforementioned Let's Go! podcast, spoke candidly in a way rarely seen before in his career, stating that the decision on his playing future wasn't just about him, but about his wife and children.