Tom Brady, who won a record seven Super Bowls for New England and Tampa, announced Wednesday morning that he is retiring from professional football — again.
Brady — the most successful quarterback in NFL history, and one of the greatest athletes in team sports — made the announcement that he’s stepping away after 23 seasons in a video posted to Twitter.
“Good morning guys. I’ll get to the point right away,” Brady says as the message begins. “I’m retiring. For good. Thank you guys for allowing me to live my absolute dream. I wouldn’t change a thing.”
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Truly grateful on this day. Thank you 🙏🏻❤️ pic.twitter.com/j2s2sezvSS— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) February 1, 2023
He briefly retired after the 2021 season, but wound up coming back for one more year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He retires at age 45, the owner of numerous passing records in an unprecedented 23-year career.
A year ago when he retired, he announced it with a long Instagram post. But about six weeks later, he decided to come back for one more run.
The Buccaneers — with whom he won a Super Bowl two seasons ago — made the playoffs again this season, losing in their playoff opener. And at the time, it begged the question about whether Brady would play again.
Only a couple weeks later, he has given the answer.
“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,” Brady says in the video. “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’s the only player to win more than five Super Bowls and has been MVP of the game five times. Continue reading at Newsmax.