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Tom Brady announces his retirement from the NFL — again

By Tom King - Staff Writer | Feb 1, 2023

Tom Brady announced his retimrement from football Wednesday morning for the second time, but this time it seems permanent. (AP photo)

This time it feels like it’s for good.

The greatest quarterback of all time, Tom Brady, announced his retirement in a brief emotional video posted to social media this morning. The seven-time Super Bowl winner, 45, did the same thing almost exactly a year ago, then reversed course 40 days later. But his message Wednesday morning had a true sense of finality.

“Good morning guys, I’ll get to the point right away,” Brady began in a brief video shot outside. “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’d press record and let you guys know first.

“I won’t be long-winded. You get only one emotional retirement essay, and I used mine up last year. I really thank you guys so much, every single one of you for supporting you — my family, my friends, my teammates, my competitors … I thank you guys for allowing me to live my absolute dream. I wouldn’t change a thing. Love you all.”

Brady, who played for the New England Patriots from 2020 to 2019 and then left as a free agent to play three years with Tampa Bay, where he won his seventh Super Bowl, is the NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards, passing touchdowns and quarterback wins. He played in 10 Super Bowls.


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