Tom Brady, star quarterback with a 23-year NFL career and seven Super Bowl wins, has declared his retirement from football.
He made the announcement on social media on Wednesday, stating that he has no regrets about his career. Despite announcing his retirement in February 2022, Brady returned to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the past season before retiring for good.
Brady posted a video of himself sitting on a beach to announce his retirement via social media. He did not want the news to get leaked this time.
“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 said in a video on Twitter. “I won’t be long-winded. You only get one super emotional retirement essay, and I used mine up last year, so really thank you guys so much to every single one of you for supporting me.”
Tom Brady is an American football quarterback who is widely considered one of the greatest players in the history of the sport. He was born on August 3, 1977, in San Mateo, California.
Brady played college football at the University of Michigan and was drafted by the New England Patriots in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He spent his entire career with the Patriots from 2000 to 2019, during which time he won six Super Bowl championships, four Super Bowl MVP awards, and three NFL MVP awards. Brady also set numerous NFL records during his time with the Patriots, including the record for most career touchdown passes.
Tom Brady’s accolades are numerous and impressive. Here are some of his most notable achievements and honors:
- 7-time Super Bowl champion (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLIX, LI, LIII, LV)
- 5-time Super Bowl MVP (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XLIX, LI, LV)
- 3-time NFL Most Valuable Player (2007, 2010, 2017)
- 14-time Pro Bowl selection (2001, 2004-2018)
- 3-time First-Team All-Pro selection (2007, 2010, 2017)
- 2-time Second-Team All-Pro selection (2005, 2016)
- NFL record holder for most career touchdown passes
- NFL record holder for most career passing yards
- NFL record holder for most career completions
- NFL record holder for most game-winning drives
- NFL record holder for most playoff wins by a quarterback
- Named to the NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team
- Inducted into the New England Patriots Hall of Fame
These are just a few of the many honors and accomplishments that Tom Brady has achieved in his career. His longevity, consistency, and success at the highest level of the sport have made him one of the most decorated and respected players in NFL history.
In 2020, Brady signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and he led them to a Super Bowl victory in his first season with the team. He has also been named to the Pro Bowl 14 times and has been named First-Team All-Pro three times. Overall, Brady is widely considered one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history and is regarded as a cultural icon in the world of sports.
Tom Brady is known for having had different hairstyles throughout his career, including long hair during his early years in the NFL. During the early 2000s, Brady was known for his shaggy, surfer-style hair that was often seen poking out of his helmet during games.
Brady’s long hair became something of a trademark for him during his early years with the New England Patriots, and he continued to wear his hair in a longer style for several seasons. However, in more recent years, Brady has generally kept his hair shorter and neater.
Truly grateful on this day. Thank you 🙏🏻❤️ pic.twitter.com/j2s2sezvSS
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) February 1, 2023
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Update: #Patriots are going to do everything in their power to bring Tom Brady back so he can retire a Patriot, says Owner Robert Kraft
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