2023-02-01 · 2 min read · NFL/Football
Tom Brady retiring from football “for good”

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Tom Brady is stepping away from the NFL, and according to the seven-time Super Bowl champion, this time, its definite.
Brady announced this news on his Twitter account on Wednesday, saying, among other things, that he’s retiring “for good”.

Source: Tom Brady Official Twitter (@TomBrady) via Clasher Sports

A year ago, on February 1, the G.O.A.T. called it quits for the first time before changing his mind 40 days later to play another season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The 2022 campaign was one of the worst we have seen from Brady as he suffered his first losing season as a professional, tossing nine interceptions and a quarterback rating of 52.4.
That was a rarity for the G.O.A.T. during his NFL career as Brady finishes as the NFL’s leader in all-time passing yards (89,214) and touchdowns (649), while he’s the only player in league history to win more than five Super Bowls, being named MVP of the big game on five occasions.
He had to fight hard to earn his spot as a starting quarterback, chosen with the 199th overall selection by the New England Patriots at the 2000 NFL draft behind six other quarterbacks, three kickers and a punter.
During his rookie campaign, he completed just one of his three passes for six yards, sitting second on the depth chart behind Drew Bledsoe.
However, everything changed for Brady the following season when Bledsoe got hurt, and the former Michigan Wolverines QB led the way for the Patriots in 2001-02, guiding them to their first Super Bowl triumph, upsetting the St. Louis Rams along the way.
That victory was just the tip of the iceberg for what was to come from Brady and the Pats as they walked away with the Vince Lombardi Trophy during the 2003 and 2004 campaigns and nearly came up with a perfect season in 2007-08, going 16-0 during the regular season but losing in the Super Bowl to the New York Giants.
The Patriots would reach the top of the NFL mountain again in the 2014 season, the beginning of three more titles for Brady with New England in five years.
In 2020 Brady and Bill Belichick parted ways as the veteran QB joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, winning another Super Bowl title in his inaugural campaign with the club in 2020.
During his illustrious NFL career, Brady was named the league MVP three times while being a three-time All-Pro and he was selected to the Pro Bowl on 15 occasions.
Last fall Brady and supermodel Gisele Bundchen finalized their divorce in the middle of the Bucs season, ending a 13-year marriage between the superstars of football and fashion, respectively.
We know what’s next for Brady as he will be watching games from afar, having been named as an analyst for Fox Sports, who signed him to a 10-year, $375 million contract last summer.
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