The day that the fans anticipated and somewhat dreaded is finally here! Perhaps the greatest NFL superstar of this or any generation has retired! Yes, it is none other than 7-time NFL champ Tom Brady. This is the second time that Brady has retired in recent years. He announced his retirement for the first time in 2022, after winning the league with Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
However, Tom is a competitor through and through. Despite landing a huge analyst deal with FOX soon after retirement, Brady decided it was not the apt time for him to walk away from the sport. As a result, he joined the team once more for the 2022-23 season. But in hindsight, it was not the best move for him. Not only did the Bucs crash out of the league, but he also suffered some personal losses as well!
Breaking: Tom Brady is retiring from the NFL, he announced on social media. pic.twitter.com/20e5INtTHG— ESPN (@espn) February 1, 2023
His wife of 13 years, Gisele Bündchen filed for divorce which was finalized on October 28, 2022. Some insider reports have suggested that Tom’s career was a major reason behind the pair falling out. However, Brady pushed all his personal trouble to the side and focused on his on-field ventures. Now, it appears that Brady has finally had enough and has hung up his playing boots for good.
He uploaded pictures of his friends and family members in a post on Instagram. In his caption, Brady showed his love and expressed his gratitude for everyone who has supported him throughout his career.
Tom Brady reveals his thoughts on ending a 23-year-long career
Tom Brady made his debut in 2000 for New England Patriots. Alongside the franchise, Tom built an empire that saw the team become the league champions 6-times! As previously mentioned, his last league title was with the Bucs at Super Bowl LV. Aside from team achievements, Brady has gathered numerous personal accolades as well!
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His record collection includes 5 Super Bowl MVP titles. He also finished as passing touchdown leader on 5 separate occasions. The 45-year-old also has the record of finishing as the NFL’s passing yards leader 4 times. He made Pro Bowl 15 times and was named in the NFL’s All-Time team on its 100th anniversary. However, his career ended on a sad note.
Throughout his illustrious career, Tom Brady had the bragging right of never losing a game to the Dallas Cowboys. But that record came to an end on January 16, when Bucs lost to the Cowboys 14-31. So there was a lot of speculation about his retirement at the time. However, Brady kept the hopes alive of returning to the league next season and refused to comment on his retirement.
But Brady finally broke his silence and confirmed his retirement. He said, “Good morning guys, I’ll get to the point right away. I’m retiring, for good. I know the process was a pretty big deal last time. So when I woke up this morning, I figured, I just press record and let you guys know first.”
Truly grateful on this day. Thank you 🙏🏻❤️ pic.twitter.com/j2s2sezvSS— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) February 1, 2023
“I really thank you guys so much. To every single one of you, for supporting me. My family, my friends, my teammates, my competitors, I could go on forever. There’s too many (to thank). Thank you guys for allowing me to live my absolute dream. I wouldn’t change a thing. Love you all,” concluded Brady.
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