Tom Brady announces his retirement from the NFL — again
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.