Tom Brady is retiring and the decision is final, according to a video the Quarterback posted to social media on Wednesday morning.
His announcement was plain and simple, saying: “Good morning guys, I’ll get to the point right away. I’m retiring. For good,”.
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The seven time Super Bowl winner joked about his faux-retirement last year, saying “You only get one super emotional retirement essay, and I used mine up last year,”.
Then he got emotional, thanking his family, friends, teammates, and competitors. And even fans, for allowing him to live out his dream.
“Love you all” he concluded.
It was a rough final year for the Tampa Bay Bucs quarterback, who suffered through a mediocre season by his standards, exiting the playoffs in the NFC’s wild card round.
More devastatingly though, has been his divorce from his super model wife Gisele Bündchen, who he shares two children with. The divorce proceedings came after Brady unretired from playing football one year ago.
Brady will be remembered as one of the best football players to ever do it. His accomplishments and longevity have him on a plane of American sports superstardom shared only by the likes Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods.
Pro Football Talk said “He retires as the greatest player in NFL history”.
Indeed. In addition to the seven Super Bowl rings, Brady has five Super Bowl MVPs, and he holds NFL records for most wins, most completions, most yards, and most touchdowns, in both the regular season and the post-season.
His success with the Patriots alongside Head Coach Bill Belichick made for perhaps the greatest extended dynasty in American pro sports history. Then Brady went on to win another Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Bucs, truly cementing his legacy as the GOAT.
Brady signed a 10-year $375M deal with Fox Sports to be a lead NFL analyst on-air in May of 2022, and it would appear that is what will be next for Brady, as he enters into a new phase of his life.