Tom Brady, the iconic quarterback of both the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has announced his retirement from professional football after a long and successful career.
On Wednesday morning, Brady took to social media to make the announcement official.
In an emotional video statement released on Twitter, Brady 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’d just press record and let you guys know first so. I won’t be long-winded.”
It’s hard to believe that Tom Brady is really hanging up his cleats for good, but at age 43 he’s earned some rest after years of leading NFL teams to success.
Truly grateful on this day. Thank you 🙏🏻❤️ pic.twitter.com/j2s2sezvSS
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) February 1, 2023
Brady holds every major NFL passing record and won six Super Bowls with the New England Patriots as well as one championship with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020 – making him one of only two NFL employees in history to win seven Super Bowls. (Brady’s former coach Bill Belichick has eight rings).
In addition to his on-field success, Brady has also been a fierce advocate for philanthropy throughout his career, notably supporting President Donald Trump’s campaign in 2016 and launching The TB12 Foundation in 2018 which provides resources for youth athletes across the US.
In his emotional farewell statement, Brady said “I really thank you guys so much to everyone single one of you for supporting me. My family, my friends, my teammates, my competitors…I can go on forever. There’s too many… Thank you guys for allowing me to live my absolute dream. I wouldn’t change a thing.”
The Fox Sports network announced on Tuesday that Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady will become its top broadcast NFL analyst “immediately” following his retirement.
February 2, 2023 at 11:57 am
Yep. you gotta know when to hang them up. It was definitely time for him to retire before he was seriously hurt. I remember a very sad picture in the early seventies of an aged Y. A. Tittle, quarterback of the N.Y. Giants, battered, beaten, bruised, and bloody, and on his knees on the turf after a savage tackle. Yep, definitely time to hang ’em up, Tom.