Tom Brady: NFL Legend Announces He Is Officially Retiring, This Time It’s for Good
“Thank you, guys, for letting me live my absolute dream. I wouldn’t change a thing.”
Tampa Bay Buccaneer Tom Brady has decided to retire again. The legend, who won a record seven Super Bowls for Tampa and New England, announced the same via social media on Wednesday in a short video that lasts less than a minute.
In the video, Brady said, “Good morning guys. I’ll get to the point right away. I’m retiring. For good.” This is the second time the most successful quarterback in NFL history has chosen retirement. The last time was after the 2021 season. He didn’t actually retire that time, as he decided to come back after six weeks and play for one more year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Brady is 45 and has earned several passing records in a successful career lasting about 23 years. The Buccaneers made the playoffs this season but lost in the opening game. So, people started to question whether one of the greatest athletes in team sports would play again or not. Fast forward a few weeks, and this is the answer.
In the video, Brady said, “I know the process was a pretty big deal last time, so when I woke up this morning, I figured I’d just press record and let you guys know first. I won’t be long-winded. You only get one super emotional retirement essay, and I used mine up last year. I really thank you guys so much, to every single one of you, for supporting me. My family, my friends, teammates, my competitors. I could go on forever. There’s too many. Thank you guys, for allowing me to live my absolute dream. I wouldn’t change a thing. Love you all.”
Brady is the NFL’s career leader in yards, passing 89,214 and touchdowns – 649. He is also the only player who has won over five Super Bowls. He has also been MVP in the sport’s biggest game five times.
Brady and his partner Gisele Bundchen finalized their divorce last year. Their marriage lasted 13 years. After retirement, he will join Fox Sports as a television analyst. It was announced last year that he has signed a 10-year, $US375 million ($A530 million) deal for the same.
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