Tom Brady has announced his retirement from the NFL.
Even though many hoped it wouldn’t happen this year, Tom Brady has announced his retirement from the NFL. As he stated, this time his decision is permanent, and we have seen the last of the legendary quarterback.
Brady made his name with the New England Patriots, where he spent 18 seasons before retiring with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
“Good morning guys,” Brady said, visibly upset, in a video posted to Instagram. “I’ll get right to the point: I’m retiring. For good.
“I know the last time was a big deal, so I figured when I woke up this morning, I’d just press record and let you guys know first. So I won’t belabor the point; you only get one long, super-emotional retirement essay, and I used mine up last year.
“Thank you so much, everyone. Thank you to everyone who has helped me. My family, friends, teammates, and rivals… I could go on and on because there are so many.
“Thank you for giving me the opportunity to live my absolute dream.”
Brady is widely regarded as the greatest quarterback in NFL history. Brady led the New England Patriots to 17 division titles, 11 of which were consecutive, 13 AFC Championship Games, nine Super Bowl appearances, and six Super Bowl titles in 18 seasons.
He then moved to Tampa Bay in 2020, where he won two more division titles and another Super Bowl, bringing his total to seven.