It’s the news that seemingly every NFL fan was dreading to hear. After 23 seasons, 6x Super Bowl champion Tom Brady has announced his retirement from the league. A beloved figure in the football world, Brady’s career spanned two decades and saw him break numerous records, garnering the respect of fans and players alike. He leaves the sport with many accolades and a legacy that will live on forever in NFL history. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of Brady’s greatest achievements throughout his career, as well as look at what lies ahead for him now that he’s retired.
Tom Brady Announces Retirement
After 20 seasons with the New England Patriots, Tom Brady has announced his retirement from the NFL. Brady made the announcement via Instagram, thanking Patriots owner Robert Kraft and head coach Bill Belichick for their support over the years.
“I am so grateful for the opportunity to have played a sport that has brought so much joy to my life,” Brady said. “I want to thank all of my teammates, coaches, and staff for their support and dedication over the years. I also want to thank Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick for their guidance and friendship.”
Brady ends his career as one of the most decorated quarterbacks in NFL history, winning six Super Bowls, four Super Bowl MVPs, and three NFL MVPs. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Releases Statement
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released a statement following the announcement of Tom Brady’s retirement.
“We are grateful for everything Tom has done for our franchise,” said Buccaneers owner/chairman Bryan Glazer. “His impact on our team was immediate and it will be felt for years to come. We are disappointed that he has chosen to retire, but we respect his decision and we wish him all the best.”
“Tom is one of the greatest players in NFL history and he has been a tremendous asset to our organization,” said Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht. “We are proud of what he accomplished during his time with us and we wish him all the best in the next phase of his career.”
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released a statement on Tuesday morning following the announcement of Tom Brady’s retirement.
“We are grateful for everything Tom Brady has done for our franchise and for the game of football,” the team said in their statement. “His legacy as one of the greatest players to ever play the game will live forever. We wish him nothing but the best in his next chapter.”
Brady was Named Super Bowl MVP Five Times
Tom Brady is a retired American football player who spent his entire professional career with the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He is widely considered to be one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. During his 20 seasons with the Patriots, Brady won seven Super Bowls, the most of any player in NFL history, and was named Super Bowl MVP five times. He also led the Patriots to 17 AFC East divisional championships and 14 appearances in the AFC Championship Game, both NFL records.
Brady was drafted by the Patriots in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft and went on to play 20 seasons with New England, winning seven Super Bowls. He is a three-time league MVP and 14-time Pro Bowler. Brady holds numerous NFL records, including most career passing yards (79,204), most career touchdown passes (541), and most career wins (219). He is also one of only two players to win five Super Bowls as a starter, along with Charles Haley. Brady announced his retirement from the NFL on March 17th, 2021 via social media.